First update: The auction is officially over for the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition and the bidding war ended on $15,100.00.
Second update: The seller, technologysupp, has responded to our message after we asked if the money had been sent to him/her — Gamer Headlines wanted to make sure it was a valid purchase — with the user confirming that the payment has been made.
“Money is in the bank,” technologysupp said, before adding, “Sent him an eBay invoice with the grand total and was paid immediately via PayPal. No questions, doubts or anything.
“If these consoles are extremely hard to get now [after] they have just been available for pre-order for just one hour before it sold out, imagine the odds in probability in obtaining one in 10 years, let alone 5 years from now. I expect the value of these consoles to be astronomical within the coming years.
“Though the item did sell, I had to inform my customer that we were actually going to get the console in late December, contrary to the dates posted in my listing [December 9th to December 13th].”
Original story: The limited edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles went on sale following the end of the PlayStation Experience keynote today, but it seems that all 12,300 units available on Sony’s store immediately sold out within the first hour of them going live.
Unfortunately, due to the PS1-inspired PS4 being a rare collector’s item, more than a dozen of them have already popped up on eBay, with one PS4 currently having a $15,100.00 bid placed on it. The PS4, which has an hour left on it, is continuing to increase in price — this is why the picture below doesn’t reflect the current bid — with more than 100 users vying for the chance to buy the limited edition console.
A whole host of other PS4s listed have bids placed on them in the region from $1,000 to $10,000.00.
With a retailing price of $499.99, the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition includes the console, a single DualShock 4, vertical stand and the PlayStation Camera.
Sony’s inaugural PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas had the company teasing upcoming content heading to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year, including 15 minutes of footage from Naughty Dog’s eagerly awaited Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and a teaser trailer for Supermassive Games’ horror title Until Dawn.