It has been 20 years since Playstation first graced my tv set, My first memory of the original Playstation was that old grey box where the controllers didn’t have the analogue sticks on them, along with my first game, Dino Crisis. Yes, I jumped onto the wagon a little late but then, better late then never right? Back then graphics were top-notch for the 90s and the game play too.
What is Sony doing to celebrate its 20th birthday?
Sony has announced that they are making a 20th anniversary edition PS4 however, they are limited to just 12,300 units with a huge percentage going to the EU (each with its own individual special edition number on the casing).
So what do you get for the money? well in the box you have the console, controller, camera and stand. Each coloured in the original Playstation grey with the iconic PS logo in its original colour scheme of red, blue and yellow.
Though I do wonder how people will react to the anniversary of the console, I wonder how many of you even remember the first smash hit console but, its nice to see something like that from a company. Makes me wonder if Microsoft will do a red ring version Xbox…..
How to get a Limited Edition PS4 in the UK
So you have been trying to find a limited edition PS4 in the UK, and have not been having much luck? you’re in luck! Sony released a post on their forum detailing how to get your hands on one of these elite consoles for a short time only, for ease of reading, find it below.
1. Follow @PlayStationUK or @GAMEDigital on Twitter!
2. From Monday 15th at 11am you can head to eu.playstation.com/20yearsofcharacters and take a look at our fantastic image containing over 300 characters from PlayStation history. Study the image well and make sure you know your PlayStation characters!
3. At an allocated time each day @PlayStationUK and @GAMEDigital will tweet a clue using the hashtag #20YearsOfCharacters.
4. Solve the clue, find the character it corresponds to, zoom in so the blue cross appears and click it, if you are correct you will be given a link which will take you to a secret website by GAME. *Please note that the page will need to be refreshed at the given time before the daily link will be updated.
5. Once on the page please fill out the form with the details required. If you are in the first 100 people to submit the form you will receive an email from GAME within 24 hours of the link going live, giving you all the details you’ll need to purchase your PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Console. Don’t worry if you aren’t in the first 100, every person who completes the form on the page before it closes will be entered into a daily prize draw and one person will be chosen at random to win a PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition Console.
What time will they be posting clues on Twitter?
In the same post, Sony were gracious enough to even give us the times they plan on tweeting so make sure to set an alarm or pencil these days and times in your diary.
- Monday 4pm
- Tuesday 5pm
- Wednesday 2pm
- Thursday 8am
- Friday 12pm