Sony hails 500 million PlayStation sales with limited edition PS4 Pro

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To celebrate this huge milestone Sony is rolling out the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro as a "thank you" to fans all around the world.

Other nice cosmetic touches include a matching translucent box, blue velvet bag and etched copper plate with the serial number of the console.

In 1994, the PlayStation made its debut in Japan and, as of today, Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially sold over 500 million PlayStation family systems total. Now, 24 years and four generations of hardware later, Sony is celebrating selling 500 million consoles. The PS4 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 controller release date is August 24 and the headset release date is October 11. Like the console, these two accessories will be a dark, translucent blue with copper accents.

Although it's a normal PS4 Pro in most respects it's the first one ever to come with a 2TB hard drive as standard and has a unique dark blue translucent casing and gold lettering. Sony tells gamers to be on the lookout for certain special serial numbers, which include 09995, the United States launch date of the original PlayStation, and 01115, the United States launch date for the PS4. It's more than just a bog-standard PS4 Pro, though. The one you buy might even feature the PS4 United States release date serial number 01115, or 01013 for the PSVR launch date.

The limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro will be available to purchase from various retailers starting on August 24.

If you aren't going to purchase the limited edition console but like the translucent look, Sony will make the "500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4" controller available for $64.99, along with a "500 Million Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset" for $99.99.