Alongside the celebrations last week for PlayStation’s 20th birthday with The PlayStation Experience and other festivities, Sony also revealed a beautiful special edition PS4 console adorned with the colors of the original PlayStation console 20 years ago, and while stocks of the console have been in limited quantities, those in the UK will have a chance to pick up a console online in the very near future.
Following the sold-out status of a selection of super cheap consoles at a pop-up retro-inspired PlayStation Store in London, Sony UK head Fergal Gara confirmed that the 20th Anniversary Console will be sold at regular price online to customers in the UK while supplies last, starting December 15th.
With approximately 80% of the total supplies being available to purchase online, Gara detailed that “This is a three-day celebration here in London, but it wouldn’t be fair to our fans across the country if there wasn’t access available to them as well.” In addition, Gara mentioned that “We’re very conscious of fairness. While it’s nice to be able to celebrate here with a retro store, it is the thin end of the volume.”
Gara also confirmed that as of now, there no further plans as of yet to make the 20th Anniversary console available beyond its limited run at the moment:
“There’s no plan as yet. The volume is a close match with the original production run on PlayStation, so it’s got a nice heritage story. They’re very rare and they’re very special. If you put it into mass production you dilute that. So right now, that’s it. I’m not aware of any plans to change that.”