Sony has never been bashful when it comes to sales numbers for its PlayStation 4 consoles. But today, the firm has announced that it has sold more than 525 million PlayStation consoles globally since the launch of the very first. In order to commemorate this moment, the company has revealed the details of a new limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro model as a 'thank you' to all of the fans that made it possible.
The '500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro' will have a translucent dark blue exterior shell with copper accents and color-matched accessories like the controller, PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and mono headphone. The model will have 2TB of storage, will be limited to just 50,000 units globally, and will cost $499.99.
Those that enjoy the little details will be happy to know that there will be a copper plate affixed to the front, each stamped with a unique number. Sony has called out that there will be certain units with stamped numbers that have special meaning, representing moments in PlayStation's history.
"we have a few ‘extra special’ hardware units with serial numbers that commemorate important events in the history of PlayStation. Keep your eyes peeled for these ‘extra special’ serial numbers like 09995 (U.S. Launch Date of the original PlayStation – September 9th, 1995), 01115 (U.S. launch date of PS4 – November 15, 2013) and 01013 (U.S. launch date of PS VR – October 13, 2016)".
If you aren't going to purchase the limited edition console but like the translucent look, Sony will make the '500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4' controller available for $64.99, along with a '500 Million Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset' for $99.99.
The limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro will be available to purchase from various retailers starting on August 24. As of now, there isn't a definitive list of what retailers will carry it, but you will want to check the PlayStation.com website for further details in the near future.