PS4 20th Anniversary #00001 Is on Auction for Charity Right Now; Shoots to Over $8,500 in 30 Minutes (UPDATED)

on January 23, 2015 2:58 AM

As we reported a while ago, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia is putting a true collector’s piece on auction, in the form of the #00001 PS4 20th anniversary edition. The auction started just now.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Japanese branch of Save the Children, and Sony will actually double the donation by adding the same amount on its own to the total. If you want to try your luck (and your generosity) you can find the auction here.

The sleek grey console is already proving definitely popular, and is going for 1,007,000  yen (roughly $8,502) with 235 bids at the moment of this writing (30 minutes after the bidding started). The auction will end on Sunday at 11 PM Japan time.

Update: something seem to have happened with the auction, even if at the moment we have no way to know for sure. The highest bid  has been reset to 651,000 yen ($5,497) with 1165 bids, but the bid history only shows 47 bids. Hard to say what the issue is, but we’ll keep you posted if something surfaces.

And it doesn’t stop there, as Sony also launched the PlayStation Love Tweet campaign. Until the end of the auction, fans are encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #ps_20th_love. For every single tweet the house of PlayStation will donate another 20 yen ($0.17) to Save the Children. Your tweets should include a memory or an anecdote that express your love for PlayStation.

Below you can check out a few pictures of the prized console. Just how high will it go? The higher the better. It’s for a good cause.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.