Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE
“PLAYSTATION®4(PS4™) 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION”
To Show Appreciation for the Dedicated and Continued Support of PlayStation® Fans and Business Partners, Sony Computer Entertainment Presents the Limited Edition PS4 that Resembles the Original PlayStation
Only 12,300 Units Will be Available Worldwide
Tokyo, December 3, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced the “PlayStation®4(PS4™) 20th Anniversary Edition,” a special edition PS4 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of the original PlayStation (PS) on December 3, 1994. The 20th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 12,300 units worldwide, a number that reflects the launch date of the original PS, and will be available for a price of 49,980Yen (excluding tax) in Japan, US$499 in North America, and €499 in Europe. The limited edition PS4 and included accessories come in “Original Gray” color, all packaged in a special commemorative box.
The original PlayStation system was praised for its cutting-edge technology, including its ability to process high resolution real-time 3D computer graphics that was never before seen on home consoles, as well as its rich and exciting games portfolio. PlayStation revolutionized the industry and became the first home console in video game history to reach a milestone of over 100 million units in cumulative worldwide shipments*1. As a state-of-the-art computer entertainment system, the original PS delivered breakthrough gaming experiences to users around the world, and that concept has been inherited by every PlayStation platform ever since.
“The ‘PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition’ is a very special model that is reminiscent of the original PlayStation, which has inspired every other PlayStation platform launched in the past two decades. This limited edition PS4 offers a great sense of nostalgia to long-time PlayStation fans, while also providing a fresh experience to those who never picked up the original console,” said Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. “The ‘PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition’ embodies our appreciation and gratitude to all our fans, publishers, and business partners that have provided us with tremendous support for the past 20 years, and we look forward to their support as we continue to imagine and build the future of PlayStation together for years to come. We remain steadfast in our commitment to deliver the best gaming experiences and to offer the best place to play for gamers around the world.”
SCE will continue to further expand the PlayStation platform to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.
< “PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition” Product Outline>
|Product name||PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition|
|Product code||CUH-1100A A20 Series|
|Recommended Retail Price||Japan: 49,980Yen+tax
North America: US$499
|Included (All × 1)||PlayStation®4 system (HDD:500GB /color: Original Gray)
PlayStation®Camera (color: Original Gray)
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4 / color: Original Gray)
Vertical Stand (color: Original Gray)
Mono headset (color: Original Gray)
AC power cord
- *1As of May 18, 2004. Total of Original PlayStation and PS one®.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation users. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.
PlayStation, DUALSHOCK and △○×□ are registered trademarks of, and PS4 is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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Special Features of the “PlayStation®4 20th Anniversary Edition”
- An appearance reminiscent of the original PS
The PlayStation®4(PS4™) system, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4), PlayStation®Camera, vertical stand and the mono headset all come in “Original Gray,” a limited color that replicates that of the original console. The PS family mark labels are on the PS4 system, DUALSHOCK®4, and PlayStation®Camera and is a combination of colors which is similar to that of the original PS.
- Elaborately designed details
The PS4 itself as well as the surface of the DUALSHOCK®4 controller’s touch pad are embossed with the “△2○×□” pattern, a special arrangement of the “△○×□” logo mark with “○” resembling the number “0” to indicate the 20th anniversary. Furthermore, every PS4 features a plate on the lower right-hand corner of the system’s front-side, each inscribed with a different number from 1 through 12,300. This unique number will remind the lucky owners that their PS4 is the only one of this edition in the world.
- Special packaging
All items, including the vertical stand, are housed stylishly in a simple yet impressive presentation box. The box is then encased in a white sleeve that has the PlayStation 20th Anniversary Logo printed on the center of the surface.