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Sony outs translucent blue PS4 Pro to mark 500 million PlayStations sold

Sony is releasing a new special edition PS4 Pro console to commemorate the PlayStation brand surpassing 500 million sales.

The new 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro arrives with a unique dark blue translucent casing with copper accents, and a matching DualShock 4 controller. The bundled-in PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and mono headset also rock the fetching design.

Each 2TB console also has a commemorative copper plate on the front with the unique serial number. Some of those will commemorate special events in PlayStation history. For example, 09995 represents the launch date of the original PlayStation in the US.

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Sony says it is launching the limited run of 50,000 editions as a “thank you” to the fans who’ve snapped-up PlayStation consoles over the last quarter of a century. Asking people to pay $499 (UK price TBC) for something isn’t exactly our idea of a ‘thank you’, but it is a very fetching design.

In a blog post on Thursday, PlayStation Worldwide marketing chief Eric Lempel said: “Today, I’m thrilled to reveal that Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially sold more than 525.3 Million PlayStation systems worldwide!

“With 500 Million PlayStation systems sold, that means countless adventures into the unknown, courageous stands against evil, and life-long memories of playing with family and friends. Thank you to all our fans for your passionate support over the past 24 years, which made all of this possible.”

If you don’t want the entire console, Sony is selling the 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 controller as a standalone item for $64.99 (UK pricing TBC). A limited edition Gold Wireless Headset will also be available.

The console will be available on August 24 in the US and the UK, with pre-orders in the UK starting on August 14.

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