large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

First 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 fetches £86,000 at auction

The very first 20th Aniversary Edition PS4 console has sold in a Japanese auction for a staggering £86,000.

Sony launched the limited edition PS4 console, which sports a PS One-style light grey livery, in December. It celebrated 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation console.

Only 12,300 examples were ever produced, however, which has automatically made it something of a hot commodity prone to inflated prices on auction sites.

It’s perhaps understandable that model number ‘00001/12300’ (as the console’s plaque reads) would fetch the highest prize, but few could have predicted quite how high that price would be.

The Japanese Yahoo Auction closed with a winning bid of 15.135 million yen, or around £85,768. A Sony representative revealed to the Wall Street Journal that the company was “surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations.”

Read More: Xbox One vs PS4

While you might think that Sony could do with the money in light of recent financial woes, all of the proceeds from the auction will be paid to charity, along with a matching gift from the company.

The PS4 in general has sold some 18.5 million units since its launch in November 2013, making it the best-selling console of the current generation.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.