A standard PlayStation 4 console will set you back $399 at your local retailer. To grab the first of Sony’s 20th Anniversary PS4s, though, you would have needed to shell out nearly $130,000 at a recent auction.
Yep, that’s right: the winning bidder on the 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 with the prestigious 00001 serial number paid a whopping ¥15,135,000 (US$128,000). The auction was run through Yahoo Auctions, and all proceeds will be donated to Save The Children Japan.
Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, a Sony representative stated “We appreciate all who participated in the auction and are surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations”.
Late last year, Sony announced the 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 as a throwback to the original PlayStation, coloring their newest console in classic grey. Only 12,300 units will be made available globally, although it’s too late to buy one: the $500 console sold out minutes after going on sale.
Other 20th Anniversary PS4s are selling for over $3,000 on eBay, though occasionally you can find them for cheaper.