Nerdgasm: Sony release retro PS4 for 20th anniversary of PS1

4 December 2014

We're not daft. We know that some people don't understand video games and indeed, can't grasp the notion of limited edition stuff that is marked up and ultimately pointless. To those that are down for both of those things, get ready to jizz wildly.

Sony is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first PlayStation console with a special PS4 model THAT LOOKS LIKE THE OLD ONE OH GOD OH GOD.

It is hard to believe that the PS1 is 20 years old, but there you go. It was released in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. So with that, Sony have produced a limited-edition PlayStation 4 in original grey and with the old logo on it.


There's only going to be 12,300 of them for sale, which means they'll be on eBay for massively hiked-up prices this week.

In a blog, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, wrote: "The mid-90s were an exciting time for game developers, driven by the explosion of powerful but affordable 3D graphics rendering hardware and the birth of many young and adventurous development studios."

"The original PlayStation was meant to embody that sense of adventure and discovery, that sense that anything was possible."

What we think he means is: 'The first Silent Hill game was great and made everyone poo in their pants and the FIFA games got really, really good too.'

If you want to see it and look at all the detailing and that, watch an unboxing of the 20th Anniversary Edition console video below.

TOPICS:   Games   TV

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