O Playstation 4 was launched in November 2013, the console is a bestseller and has received many important titles. What many people do not know, are the special editions of the device. After all, some of them were sold only in some countries or had very low production and did not reach Brazil. That is why, meet 10 limited or special editions of PlayStation 4.
Rare editions of PlayStation 4
Special console editions are often presented in packages that usually promote games. Whether to highlight and leverage console sales along with a long-awaited title, there are also those commemorative editions or those made to promote a cause.
The list is in descending order, with the editions that I found most creative or different at the end, but feel free to place your order of preference in the comments.
10. Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle
It is not new that Sony has a connection with the “Friend of the Neighborhood”, after all the company has the rights to use heroes in theaters since 1999, well before Marvel was acquired by Disney.
Many people may not remember it, but the first PlayStation 3 model used the same type of font used in the first Spider movie trilogy. Yes, the one with Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker.
In September 2018 to take advantage of the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man, produced by Insomniac Games, there was the launch of a special edition of PlayStation 4, inspired by Spider-Man.
The package has a PS4 Pro console in red, with a big hero symbol in white, a controller that follows the same pattern, a copy of the game Marvel’s Spider-Man and a code to download game expansions and extra digital content.
9. PlayStation 4 Limited Edition Days of Play (2017 – 2019)
Sony has always enjoyed your event Days of Play, to announce PlayStation-related news. However, in the period between 2017 and 2019 the company took advantage of its event to announce new editions of the console.
In 2017, the first special edition Days of Play of the PS4 was presented. This event featured a PlayStation 4 Slim in a golden version.
The 2018 edition of Days of Play featured a blue console with an artwork referring to the PlayStation buttons in gold.
In 2019 Sony was more conservative and launched an edition with a more discreet look, with the top of the console in black and the logo in silver colors.
8. PlayStation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition
In 2018 to celebrate the 500 million PS4 Pro unit sold, Sony launched a limited edition of the device. The body of the console and controls is made of translucent material in a navy blue tone with the PlayStation logo and details in gold.
The console is quite rare and finding it at a reasonable price is a matter of great luck.
7. Taco Bell – Limited Edition Gold PlayStation 4
Ok, we have an unusual edition here, after all it is not common to see these associations between console companies and fast food chains to offer video games in Brazil. However, abroad, this happens more often.
In 2015, the fast food chain Taco Bell launched a promotion in which around 6000 special editions of PlayStation 4 would be raffled. To win, the person should go to a chain store, order a snack option called “Big Box”. When placing the order, the person received a code that could be awarded.
The package contained a black and gold PlayStation 4, a controller, plus a copy of the game Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.
6. Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro
Monster hunter is a very popular series, mainly in Japan, so much so that in December 2017 a limited edition PS4 with the theme of Monster Hunter: World was released. The curious fact is that the console was released before the game. Probably to get the holiday shopping momentum, since the game was only released in January of the following year.
The package has a PS4 Pro with a beautiful exclusive artwork based on the game at the top of the console, Dualshock 4 also stylized red and a code to download the game on the launch day.
Unfortunately the edition was restricted to Japan, but if you are willing to shell out good money, you can try your luck on sites like eBay to buy a copy.
5. The Last of Us Part II PS4 Pro Bundle
The year 2020 was marked by the launch of The Last of Us: Part II, one of the most anticipated exclusive titles for the Sony console that year.
The special edition has a PS4 Pro and a matte finish controller, with an emphasis on art that reproduces Ellie’s tattoo. In addition to these items, the package includes a physical copy of the special edition of the game and a code for accessing digital content such as a dynamic theme, avatars and more.
4. God of War PS4 Pro Bundle
2018 was a year in which Sony took a heavy toll on releases and also on exclusive editions for its consoles. In addition to the special Spider-Man edition, Sony released a limited edition PlayStation 4 with the theme of God of War.
This edition of the PS4 Pro, made in the color “Gray Leviathan”, features Nordic runes design similar to those found in Kratos’ ax, both on the console and on the controls, in addition to a copy of the game.
3. PS4 Gaystation Edition
In 2014 the Swedish electronics store, Webhallen launched a limited edition of PlayStation 4 in celebration of the Stockholm Gay Pride Festival.
The package contains a PS4 console personalized with the colors of the rainbow and a heart made in Pixel Art, a controller and 4 games. The device was auctioned for a value of 28,300 Swedish crowns, about R $ 9,300.00 in 2014 or R $ 18,938.77 in values for 2021.
The amount received by the auction was donated to the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL), a Swedish organization that fights for LGBTI + rights.
2. PlayStation 20th Anniversary Edition
On December 3, 2014, the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first PlayStation was celebrated. To take advantage of the commemorative date, Sony produced 12,300 units of a special edition of Playstation 4.
All items in the package are presented in gray, similar to that used by the first PlayStation model, launched in the distant year of 1994.
This limited edition features the PS4 console, a controller, a stand for placing the console upright and a PlayStation Camera.
1. PlayStation 4 Hitman – Agent 47
Last but not least, we have the PS4 limited edition based on the Agent 47 suitcase from the Hitman franchise.
The edition was released in 2016 by Square Enix and made available for a draw in celebration of the launch of the first game in the new trilogy of the series.
This console has very different characteristics from the others. While the other editions of PlayStation 4, have different painting works, this edition has modifications in the structure of the device. After all, the outside really resembles a suitcase, as the console entries are inside a compartment.
In January 2021, the channel 1UP Wonders made one unboxing of this rare and peculiar edition. The video, in English, tells a little more behind the scenes and how this console ended up in the hands of Alex Richards, the owner of the channel.
Alex says that the draw planned by Square Enix never happened and the console was kept with the IO Interactive until 2020. When the company decided to put it in a Hitman franchise-themed auction. After that, the device was bought and later sold to him.
Because it is such a unique edition, it is better not to even imagine the amount paid for the device.
I hope you enjoyed the list. Feel free to comment on the editions you liked or any that were not mentioned. There are certainly other legal issues out there.
With information: Game Informer, Polygon, PlayStation Lifestyle, PlayStation Blog