20th Anniversary Edition PS4 Pays Homage To The Original Console

Remember when electronics were grey? And they weren’t just grey out of necessity – grey technology was cool, and looked less tacky than black at the time – somehow – as shown by the original PlayStation. Don’t you wish everything was grey again?

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Well, to celebrate PlayStation’s 20th anniversary, Sony will be releasing a grey PS4 which looks quite similar to the one which started it all in Japan in 1994, complete with colour logo. There will only be 12300 of these in existence, so getting one might be a challenge in itself. In fact, in Europe you won’t be able to purchase it outright from retailers:

Given this very limited production run, the 20th Anniversary Edition will not be available via traditional retail channels in the SCEE region. Look out for more information soon on how you can get your hands on one of these highly collectable consoles.

As you can see from the gallery and video above, it’s a very nostalgic throwback and sure to be a piece of gaming history. Even the DualShock 4 has had a makeover, too, keeping the sticks but making it look close to the original controller design.

Source: PS blog

UPDATE: There are also menu themes for PS3, PS Vita, and PS4 available on the store right now, transforming your system’s menu into a nostalgic throwback.

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25 Comments

  1. It is utterly stunning. I would buy this, but I doubt I’ll get the opportunity…

  2. This is fucking cool, but I think the black still sits better with my TV and furniture etc. I also imagine, if you can get one, it’ll be bloody expensive!

    I’d be tempted to buy a controller if they sold them separately.

  3. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I cannot describe it with anything else. It’s exactly how I wanted it before they showed the PS4 first time.

  4. I actually love that. Never see the point of buying the same device twice just for the look but it certainly is pretty nifty.

  5. I really want this. Love the logo.

  6. Don’t tempt me sony please don’t tempt me!

  7. Wouldn’t mind seeing the PS1 – PS4 menu theme.

    • It’s awesome, there is a picture of it if you click the link at the bottom.

      • It’s currently in my download queue so should hopefully be ready when I get home later.
        Anyone know if it’s dynamic?

      • Same here. No idea, it’s not stated. Funnily enough the PS3 one is described as static in the title, this one isn’t. Guess I’ll find out when I get home.

  8. I’ll just make do with this free theme.. I believe it has the original PS startup sound too :)

    https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-gb/games/themes/playstation-20th-anniversary/cid=EP9000-CUSA01501_00-20THANNITHEME001

    • oops didn’t notice the article was updated :)

  9. Niiice. Loving the theme too, whose thought retro could be so slick?

  10. Very smart looking and I’d love one of those. Sadly, it will cost the proverbial arm & leg to snag one, I’m sure.

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