The PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition is surely a beautiful little nostalgia machine and, with just 12,300 units in the market, it’s a pretty limited run as well. But how much would you pay for the one with the serial number “00001,” making it the first one that rolled off the assembly line? Apparently, as much as 15,135,000 Yen (about RM460,000). Wow.
In an auction held on the Japanese Yahoo! Auction website, someone actually bid that huge amount of money to secure the very first unit of the limited edition console. “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,” said a Sony representative.
Interestingly, Sony will not have any part of the money won from the auction. Instead, it will all be channeled to Save the Children Japan, a charity fund that promotes children’s rights. Sony will also be giving a matching gift along with the RM460,000, very noble of the Japanese company.
To put this into perspective, the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition can be purchased for only RM1,779 in Malaysia, which isn’t that much more expensive than a regular version of the console. Of course, the only way to purchase the console in the first place was to win a contest.
In any case, it sure is crazy to find out just how much one would pay for the very first unit of a limited-run console. Kudos to Sony for donating the money to charity.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)