It may seem hard to believe, but it was 20 years ago today, on December 3, 1994, that Sony launched the original PlayStation, and the PlayStation brand, in Japan. To celebrate, the console gaming giant is offering an extremely limited worldwide run of 12,300 (12/3 hundred... get it?) "20th Anniversary Edition" PlayStation 4 consoles in "original grey," matching the color and styling of that first system launched 20 years ago.
The package comes at a premium price of $499 in the US, which includes a 500GB system, a PlayStation camera, a limited edition DualShock 4, and a vertical stand—all colored to match the original PlayStation. The system and controller also feature tiny etched patterns of the familiar X, O, square, and triangle buttons, as well as the classic, red, yellow, blue, and green PlayStation logo on the front. A "very limited supply" will be available for preorder in the US and Canada beginning Saturday, December 6, with more details on availability to be announced during the upcoming PlayStation Experience.