Sony was Selling 20th Century Anniversary Grey PlayStation 4

PS4 GreyOn December 3, 1994, the original PlayStation was unveiled in Japan to the delight of millions of gaming enthusiasts. Over the years, several newer versions of PlayStation have been launched, each more successful than the one before. Sony was offering a limited edition PlayStation 4 that was sold with the original grey finish reminiscent of the original console.

For the initial launch, only 12,300 units have been shipped around the world for an average price of $616.

Game developers during the 1990s had tremendous opportunity to create more sophisticated gaming consoles, which was driven by powerful but also affordable 3D graphics rendering hardware along with many young and adventurous development studios.

According to Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, the original PlayStation was designed to embrace a sense of discovery and adventure, giving gamers the feeling that virtually anything was possible.

The anniversary PlayStation 4 will run on an x86 processor complete with enhanced PC GPU. This console also comes with 8GB of high speed unified memory and system memory backed by local storage. In addition, the limited edition PlayStation 4 will boast a revamped DualShock 4 controller, again in the original grey color.

In February 2013, the latest generation console for that time was revealed by Sony, which according to company executives, was a shift in thinking it was nothing more than a console or box to being the best place to play games. That release was officially available for shipping in November and by the end of 2013, 2.1 million consoles had been sold around the globe.

As imagined, serious gamers would have done everything possible to get one of the 12,300 units of the anniversary PlayStation 4 but Yoshida warned that because of special circumstances, this console was not sold through standard retail channels.

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