Announced today, the new console will launch August 24 in celebration of Sony hardware sell-through surpassing 525.3 million.
A thank you to all the fans who have supported and enjoyed entertainment on the PlayStation platform, with only 50,000 of limited edition consoles set to release, the limited number combined with the units dark blue translucent design creates a PlayStation 4 like no other.
“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 & CEO.
Alongside the release of the console launches a matching 500 Million limited edition controller and headset, allowing PlayStation fans to celebrate the occasion without purchasing a new console. Both accessories will launch August 24 alongside the console and are available in equally limited quantities in keeping with the special occasion.
The new console will launch August 24 with a recommended retail price of $699.95 in Australia and $799.95 in New Zealand.
Additionally there will also be a Gold Wireless Headset 500 Million Limited Edition which will be available from October 11 with an Australian RRP of $129.95.