For the mere pocket change of 129k, the limited edition gray PS4 with the coveted 00001 serial was sold to the highest bidder. In contrast, the standard PS4 sells for around $400 USD. For those not in the know, Sony released a limited run of gray PS4's to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Playstation brand complete with serial numbers and those special edition systems are stunning! Sometimes it's the simple things that make us excited, even if it is only a simple variant.
While many will bemoan the fact limited edition runs tend to bring out the buyer re-seller collector crowd who might not appreciate what they possess (Sony included), this particular PS4 was bought with a good cause in mind. Readers who readied their pitch forks and torches may put them down. All parties agreed to not let this special console be resold later on, and this high auction item has a good ending according to a representative from Sony.
We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations,What can be more awesome than being able to brag that you own the rarest PS4 on the planet? Donating to a good cause of course and it's always a good cause when helping children in need. All of the money that went into getting this rare gem is going towards Save The Children Japan. Once the transaction is being taken care of, Sony will donate the amount paid to charity on top of a matching donation.
At an impressive 18.5 million units sold, Sony can add one more to that list. Whether you're repping team Sony, Microsoft's Xbox, Nintendo or PC Master Race, this is an amazing thing to happen within video game culture regardless of where your loyalties lie. Someone gets the envy of every Sony fanboy and fangirl and children get much needed assistance. It's win-win as far as we're concerned.
How do you guys and gals feel about this rare PS4 raising so much money?