Sony Computer Entertainment has sold through more than 500 million PlayStation units. 525.3 million units, to be exact, as of their press release. This obviously means any PlayStation-branded hardware, but it's still a significant number, and one the electronics giant is celebrating with a limited edition release in the form of a PlayStation 4 Pro.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced that it will introduce a specially designed PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4™Pro) “PlayStation®4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition” (HDD 2TB) from August 24, 2018, and will be available at a manufacturer's recommended retail price of $699.95 AUD in Australia*1. With PlayStation® (PS) hardware sell through surpassing 525.3 Million units worldwide, the Limited Edition PS4™Pro is a thank you to all the fans who have supported and enjoyed entertainment on the platform. Only 50,000 limited edition PS4 Pro consoles will be available globally and for the first time comes in a dark blue translucent design on PlayStation®4 (PS4™).
Since the launch of the original PlayStation (SCPH-1000) in Japan on December 3, 1994, PS platforms have evolved, embracing new technologies and thriving in a fast paced and competitive market. Succeeded by PlayStation®2, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, and PS4, the platforms have consistently provided a variety of innovative entertainment to the world. Moreover, PS4 surpassed 81.2 Million units as of July 22, 2018, and continues to further expand.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the continued support from our fans and business partners, who have all contributed to PlayStation’s rich history. Without our passionate community, we would not have been able to surpass this remarkable milestone of 500 million units.” said John Kodera, SIE President and CEO. “PlayStation®4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition has been created to represent our appreciation to our loyal fans. We will continue to make PlayStation the best place to play for all, as does our continued commitment to expanding our library of great games and variety of network services.”
Furthermore, the bundled “Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4) 500 Million Limited Edition” will be sold separately along with the “Gold Wireless Headset 500 Million Limited Edition” starting from August 24, 2018 in a limited quantity respectively.
So if you have a spare $700 dollerydoos, you can pick up a neat collector's edition and you'll be able to play the brilliant God of War
-- a game I can't rave about enough.