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Someone just paid over €110,000 for a limited-edition PS4*

*It was for a good cause, in fairness.

Image: Playstation Europe/Flickr

WHEN SONY CELEBRATED the Playstation’s 20th birthday back in December, it released a limited edition PS4 using the same grey from the original Playstation.

Originally they cost €499, but one person in Japan decided to pay far more than that.

In a auction held by both Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, the first unit No. 00001 was sold for ¥15.135 million (€113,577) through Yahoo Auctions.

Bidding had originally started at ¥1 for the limited-edition console and the unit received 1,585 bids overall.

Once the payment has been completed, Sony said it would be donating the price paid to Save the Children Japan. A representative told The Wall Street Journal that the company was “surprised at the highest bid price, which was higher than our expectations.”

Only 12,300 units were available globally, as a way of reflecting the release date of the original, and a number of different methods were used to sell them. In Japan, a lottery system was used while in the US, the consoles were put up for sale on Sony’s online store.

Source: sonyplaystation/YouTube

Source: sonyplaystation/YouTube

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