Although they went on sale just over an hour ago, the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition has already sold out.
Ugh, Ive wasted two hours of my life. And I'm not talking about the PlayStation Experience Keynote.
Better then wasting a week thinking you have at least a chance of buying one when it's just a US thing. Despite being made to believe by them that it was for your region aswell.
Wait, were they not available in Europe?
Nope Checked the Europe Sony store and nothing, been looking around their blog, nothing has been said. Even checked other retailers....nothing
Damn, Europe should get the edition too, nevertheless, Europe still receives a lot of great stuffs for gaming, here in my country is a complete joke, it's difficult to find on stores now games like Dragon Age: Inquisition, for example. Glad that internet saves me. OT: I would buy this edition, it's beautiful.
there is always eBay. but get ready for the onslaught of insane prices. back on topic, so, this is another 12,300 unit sold in just 2 hours. PS4 is killing it!
I would so buy one if I didn't have a ps4 already... Hopefully they make these babies again in a few years ;-)
Wasn't available to be shipped to Canada either. I had one, registered through paypal, already at checkout process and then get told they can't process it because they won't ship to my region. It took me about 20-25 mins to get through without errors. I was pissed. Have to wait for next week for our Canadian release. It better not be available to the USA! Lol. Fack
they recovered the expenses of the PS Experience in just two days ...nice move
Us Europeans got screwed over, they had it on the blog, world wide bla bla 499 Euros but all that was just BS, Sony is full of nothing but lies. Sells the most in Europe, gives the limited edition to America, because who cares about the European market. Instead of just being open and saying it's for America they lie so that they can get views on their stupid keynote, FU Shu Yoshida and I hope your company crashes and burns, from the looks of things, it look like that wish might just come true.
i wonder how many people have bought these just to ebay them for triple price too
This sku is lame though. All it is the color. Black and White still look better than grey. Would be cooler if they actually changed the enclosure to make it look like the orginal PS1. The orginal PS1 is about the same size as the PS4. And then have the original boot screen. That boot screen is 2nd best to the original 360 boot screen.
I wasted a wee thinking I had a chance of buying one too despite being in the US. Sony again gave me an awful taste in my mouth.
That just seems wrong. Especially when Playstation Access was making all those videos about it.
Damn, I knew I should have waited, white PS4 still satisfaction enough
I have the standard black one bought on launch day. to satisfy my craving for different colours, I tone it down to DS4 instead of the console itself. now I have black, red and blue. white and silver (if the make it available) will be next.
Sorry for the double comment, but I'm actually really pissed off about this. I feel like Sony announced this thing and had no idea what to do with it. I mean, they said it was available at the PlayStation Experience, but it turns out they only had like 100 of them there and randomly gave the chance to people in line to buy them. Then they say it goes online and they totally screw it up and people who added it to their cart in seconds get looked over for those who did 30 mins after. And finally, they never even made them available to other countries? You know what, I'm glad I didn't get one, because Sony has killed my nostalgia for the PlayStation with this debacle.
I dont think they random at PSX, you have to have a certain gold band at PSX to get it is what I saw on twitter Odd that online works that way, it should be first come first serve Hopefully they increase the limited numbers and bring it to Europe
increasing the supposedly "limited" numbers will make it even less limited but yeah, 20k consoles would make more sense considering it's the 20th anniversary edition. but I think they made 12,300 units 1st and then will increase it to 20k later on and make it available in other countries too.
Online releases are the same for any popular item i know from buying Air Jordan . Its not sony's fault the website crashes its the amount of traffic all at once
^This. I mean there is no such thing as first come first serve when millions of people show up at once.
Cheer up pal, There were only 13,000 of them made. Your not the only who missed the chance to snag one. Maybe there'll be a 25th anniversary edition? This time honoring the PS2's design with a PS4 slim model.
Its like you are raging about not getting it.
I wouldn't say it killed my desire for one. It's still super sweet. It would have helped to know I wouldn't be able to get one yet. My only takeaway is that I was in within 25 mins and these sold out in a little over a hour. Should bode well for my chances next weekend.
I feel for you.
If you really want a 20th anniversary ps4, just take a black ps4 apart, paint it grey. Take your controller apart, paint it grey. Get a colored home button off ebay for your controller..
20th Anniversary PS4 Special DIY Edition Brilliant. Much better than paying 499$ or 2x-3x that from scalpers.
some person paid $15,000 on ebay for one. :o
@Swish http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photo... I should have added a couple zeros to that 20x-30x lol.
The regular PS4 probably sells that much on average. A limited edition console with only about 13000 units was bound to go fast.
Got mine :)
Really? WOW! It's really nice! Congrats!
I am seriously jelly. ;(
Did you get it when they announce it on twitter or before. Right when they announce it, I click the link. Add it to the cart, went with paypal, then review the order to place and when I clicked the button. I got "internal server error." The store was all screw up cause of people going on at once. Was it a battle for you to get it online?
they'll be popping up on ebay for sure i bet a lot of those sales were people buying it to auction off. pretty smart and you'll make a decent amount with this collectable console.
The thirst is real.
Sony needs to at least make another version of the console in the same color maybe minus the small details.
and the whole site crashed... really disappointed
Yea that's what happen to me. I seriously got to review the order to click the place order button and it crashed. I didn't get one cause of that. It was shitty that Sony wasn't prepared for the masses but whatever.
I just hope they sell the controllers, I would love one of them for a second controller
I second that man. I wouldn't be surprised if it happened at some point, what with the obvious huge demand.
go check out the blog.. alot of people pissed off. I have made that same comment in the PS Blog Moonman, also asked to release the controller separately.
Damn, I was so busy today, forgot to keep checking in an see when they go live.
I read earlier that one has already shown up on eBay for 15 G's. If I had that type of disposable income I would seriously consider it. It's so nice, and detailed. Even the box is beautiful.
for 15K why even bother considering? You could build the ultimate Pc gaming rig that would outclass any console for the next two decades. Hell maybe it would even become self aware and build you a army of terminators.
while I'm not disagreeing with what you are saying i would just like to add the point that some people don't spend the money for what they are actually buying capability wise or market rate - they could just buy any ps4 for much cheaper if thats all that mattered. they are spending the money on the fact that its a special edition, nostalgic, numbered, might have a high value in years to come if it becomes a collectors item.. which is probable since there were so few of them. kinda like how people will spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a comic book which is after all just ink and paper... with a couple bonus staples. ;)
u4one is spot on. I already have a PS4 in my home, and I'd never consider even paying $1000.00 for the console generally, but this is something unique, collectable, and it also has a certain degree nostalgia.
@above i remember when people thought beanie babies were rare and worth thousands.. now they are worth no more then the stuffing and cloth they are made from. These things will have a false inflated price of worth, but in 20 years just be another worthless piece of hardware painted grey to sucker people into buying a ps4 for 1,000$ or more. Seriously.. it's a grey playstation.. go get a can of grey paint, take off the plastic on your ps4, proceed to paint. Now you have a rare limited edition ps4. Either way your money.. do what you want.
No offence buy why the hell would he wanna spend that much money on some hardware that no Dev would take advantage of??That's just throwing money in the burner.
Yeah but you can't play God of War on a 15k pc
Maybe this item isn't for people who are even considering a gaming PC rig Maybe just maybe they like games consoles and just a crazy thought maybe those collector type people would like it for their collections what with there currently being 15 million plus standard ps4's out there only 12,300 of this particular model, of course most people wouldn't consider £10,000 but they didn't cost that originally they cost pretty much face value and in years to come will be worth a fortune if kept in its box or really looked after, it's a collectors item and in years to come will be an antique just takes time. If i had £10,000/£15,000 spare it wouldn't get wasted on a PC how about a house or new car, but then a car can be as much a bottomless pit as a PC with all the tweaks and upgrades and updates needed to keep yourself at the forefront of the PC gaming scene, no thanks minesweeper and solitaire will do me ;)
bummer. that thing was sweet. i love the nostalgia of the grey but i also wouldn't be bummed to get a white one either. not as meaningful but it sure does look cool.
Dammit! I forgot about it and missed it. I thought I would jump back in. The system is bad as& looking.
Anybody check eBay yet? I found over 300 listings with some over $15,000 in bids. Crazy.
I think it was stupid that Sony did so few of them. It should have been a limited console just like any other bundle or special edition (like Xbox One Modern Warfare) The only thing they accomplished is having people selling them for 10000x its price.
Less than 2 hours. I went to the Sony store, card in hand, and it said sold out. That was in the first 30 minutes. It actually said "out of stock" for the literal people.
Man i hope they make more.
Would have been nice to have a few put aside for the European markets but hey ho, congrats to those who got them, sure there will be lots more limited edition versions but this limited or amazingly designed, doubtful ;( nevermind.
Canada and European markets are next week. Don't fret people.
have you guys seen ebay? f**king a**holes they didn't even buy it cause they wanted it they just bought it to sell it for insane amount of cash. thats what happens when you limit crap like that real fans dont get it and money hungry dickholes get them.
Damn! That's domination!
i really just wanted to the controller, i like the way my white PS4 looks
Xbox One guy here-- that thing looks absolutely FABULOUS-- it really is funny how just a color can invoke all kinds of warm feelings of nostalgia in oneself. I really like how the blue light contrasts with the light gray color scheme and that controller looks great in and of itself. That thing is so awesome, even I want two of them-- one to play on & the other to put in a vault for another 20 years. My hat goes off to Sony for putting this beautiful "new" console together and for making us all reflect on the games that made us "gamers" in the first place.
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