This new PS4 is a translucent blast from the past

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Additionally, each system will have a commemorative copper plate on its front, with its limited edition serial number etched on. It has revealed that more than 525.3 million PlayStation consoles have been sold worldwide in the span of just 24 years. Sony tells gamers to be on the lookout for certain special serial numbers, which include 09995, the USA launch date of the original PlayStation, and 01115, the U.S. launch date for the PS4. PlayStation is celebrating the milestone of 500 million console sales in style this month with a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro that comes kitted out with a translucent dark blue design and a whopping 2TB hard drive. The only sad part is that collectors will probably keep a lot of these units in their boxes, and they're too pretty not to play. The PS4 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 controller release date is August 24 and the headset release date is October 11.

Vertical Stand - Display your console upright with the included Vertical Stand.

If you're as old as I am, then you'll remember the day Sony launched its first PlayStation way back in 1995 (1994 in Japan). Personalize and share your gameplay livestreams with picture-in-picture video.

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Pre-orders for the PS4 Pro will be available in Europe on August 14 from retailers including Amazon UK, Game, Smyths, ShopTo, and Very. That's no mean feat by anyone's measure and to celebrate the achievement the company is selling a special edition PS4 Pro, and it's absolutely gorgeous.

While the 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 does come with the system, it can also be purchased as a standalone item for $64.99.