15 Of The Rarest Limited Edition PlayStation Consoles (& What ...
In the world of video games, there are some collectors that get really serious about collecting every single console they can get their hands on. It's a fun way to build a collection and get a variety of consoles in order to play every game that you might be interested in. Then, there are some people that are really dedicated to collecting all the limited-edition versions of consoles, which can get pretty difficult and expensive.
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Sony's line of different PlayStation consoles—from the original PlayStation to handheld consoles like the PS Vita and PSP—has been around since the first console was released in the 1990s. These consoles have become popular in the gaming world for the fun games they have and a lot of them have gotten special limited-edition versions. Some of them have even become really rare.
Updated February 4th, 2020: Anyone who enjoys video games will know that there are limited edition consoles released all the time. Even if we're not in the market to buy one of these hard-to-find consoles, they can be a lot of fun to look and and learn about. Because of that, we've added a few more limited edition PlayStation consoles to this list.
15 Playstation 2 Slim Pink Console ($1,250)
When most people think of the PlayStation 2 console, they typically think of the black consoles. The PlayStation 2 was originally released in 2000 with the "slim" version of the console being released in 2004.
After the PlayStation 2 Slim was released, it had basically the same look as the original. Like the regular PlayStation 2, the slimline model was also black but came in a slightly more thin, small form factor. But, alongside it was a special edition pink version. A completely sealed pink PlayStation 2 Slim starter pack can go for up to $1,250.
14 PlayStation 3 Biohazard Console ($1,050)
In Japan, the Resident Evil franchise goes by the name Biohazard. These games are a long-running series of survival horror games that typically have the players facing off against creepy zombies that were created by some kind of virus that was set loose on the world.
With the release of the fifth game in the franchise, a special edition PlayStation 3 console was released. This console is called the "Biohazard" PlayStation 3 and was only released in Japan, making it pretty difficult to find. A sealed one will set you back $1,050.
13 Sony PlayStation 2 Ocean Blue Console ($250)
This version of the PlayStation 2 is called the Ocean Blue model. It looks somewhat similar to the regular version of the PlayStation 2 but instead of having opaque black plastic, it has a semi-transparent, navy blue plastic casing.
This version of the console was exclusively released in Japan. There were a pretty good number of them made, but the fact that it was a region-exclusive console makes it hard to get for a lot of gamers now. Still, the semi-transparent plastic of the console and controller are pretty cool. Picking up one of these can set you back around $250 now.
12 Sony PS Vita Slim Minecraft ($338)
Minecraft is a sandbox-style open-world game that allows players to do whatever they want. They can build, explore, and face off against various types of enemies. There are a lot of mods for the PC version of the game that expand on the game even more and this game has been released on a wide variety of platforms.
The game was even released on the PS Vita. In Japan, a special edition console themed after Minecraft was released. It has a white body with Minecraft creatures on the back and two tools on either side. It came bundled with the game and a special Minecraft-themed console case. Getting one today will cost you $338.
11 Sony PSX ($899)
The Sony PSX is a special type of console. It was exclusively released in Japan in 2003 and it's more than simply a console, although it does have a PlayStation 2 built in. The console was marketed as a whole entertainment system. It was a PlayStation 2, a DVR, and a DVD player all in one.
Unfortunately for Sony, this console cost the equivalent of around $720 when it was released. This high price stopped it from becoming particularly popular with the non-gaming market in Japan. Being exclusive to one country and relatively unpopular has made them rare and getting one now will cost you $899.
10 Hitman PlayStation 4 Console - Agent 47 Briefcase (Priceless)
Hitman is a game that was released on the PlayStation 4 and other consoles in 2016. The game is the sixth in the Hitman series and is definitely a favorite among fans of action-adventure games. In order to celebrate the launch of the game, there was a special Hitman edition PlayStation 4 that was created.
The console resembles a briefcase and the controller has really unique silver detailing on it. The console was made available through a raffle on Square Enix's website where members could trade in their membership points for a chance to win the console. Because only one was made, this console is definitely priceless.
9 PlayStation 4 Pro God Of War Limited Edition ($500)
This limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro was released to celebrate the launch of God of War, a popular mythology-based action game that was released in 2018. The game is the eighth in the God of War franchise and turned the series toward more Norse mythology than the previous games.
This console is a grey and white color with yellow accents. All over the console and the controller are symbols from the game and the controller has the God of War logo on it. Although this console has gone for as much as $1,400 in the past, it's usually closer to $500 to $600 to buy.
8 Net Yaroze ($1,350)
Although this may look like a totally normal PlayStation console, any serious fan of the device will know that's not quite the case. This is called the Net Yaroze, a special version of the PlayStation that was sold to game developers in 1996. It cost around $750 when it was released and was designed to be hooked up to a computer so game developers could work on and test their games.
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There were multiple colors made, some of which are rarer than others. The black Net Yaroze console is the most common and has sold for $1,350 recently, but other colors cost way more. Listings for a white version of the Net Yaroze can be up to $6,500.
7 PlayStation 4 Pro 500 Million Edition ($1,450)
The 500 Million Edition of the PlayStation 4 Pro was released in 2018. This console looks pretty much like a regular PlayStation 4 Pro, except for the fact that the shell of the console and the controller come in a really cool, translucent blue color instead of the regular opaque black that the console normally is. Only 50,000 copies of this console were made, and it cost $799 to get the entire bundle.
Today, they can only be purchased on the resale market and they're definitely more than the original price of $799. For serious PlayStation collectors that just have to have this console, the bundle sells for up to $1,450.
6 PlayStation Vita Hatsune Miku Limited Edition ($500)
Hatsune Miku is the name of a character that represents a Vocaloid software. The character is a virtual teenage girl with long, turquoise pigtails that has become a hugely popular figure in Japanese pop culture. Hatsune Miku has appeared in commercials for Toyota, Dominos, Family Mart, and more.
This special edition PlayStation Vita was released with art that features Hatsune Miku on the back and came bundled with the rhythm game Hatsune Miku Project Diva F. In order to get this special edition console now, collectors will have to pay around $500.
5 PSP Limited Edition Hannah Montana ($320)
Video games based on movies and TV shows have been around forever. These games can be either really good or not-so-great, but a lot of them become collector's items because of the fact that they have a special connection to another piece of media. In 2009, the PSP game Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show featuring the Disney Channel character was released alongside a limited edition lavender PSP.
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These days, this limited edition Hannah Montana purple PSP has become quite a collector's item. Most of the people collecting this handheld console probably want it for the unique color, but it's pretty cool either way. In order to get your hands on one, prepare to pay about $321.
4 Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Spider-Man VIP Kit (Priceless)
This special edition bundle is one that's impossible to put a price tag on. That's because even the most dedicated Spider-Man fans and PlayStation collectors are going to have problems trying to get their hands on this amazing collector's edition.
It's estimated that a maximum of 50 were made and they were created as giveaway prizes for IGN. It came with a special red Spider-Man inspired PlayStation 4 Pro, several Spider-Man comics, and a copy of the game.
3 PSP God Of War Entertainment Pack Red ($750)
Although everyone may be talking about the 2018 God of War game that was released for the PS4 in 2018, the limited edition PSP that was released to celebrate the launch of God of War: Chains of Olympus back in 2008 has become super rare, as well.
This bundle came with a bright red PSP and a copy of God of War: Chains of Olympus, a copy of the movie Superbad, and a digital download code for the game Syphon Filter: Combat Ops. If you're looking to get this bundle brand new in its original packaging, it can go for up to $750, but a used one is significantly cheaper.
2 PlayStation 2 Satin Silver ($1,000)
When most people think of the PlayStation 2, they think of the black version of the console. Although that colorway was definitely a classic, it's not the only version of the console that was available on shelves during this console's lifetime. Many other colorways, including pink, blue, white, red, and yellow were released in different regions around the world.
Many of these other colorways have become really rare and collectible over the years. One of the rare colorways of the PlayStation 2 that has become pretty pricey is the satin silver version. In order to get this console in your collection, get ready to pay up to $1,000.
1 PlayStation 4 Pro Spider-Man Limited Edition ($1,000)
Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 has become a really popular game for both fans of this superhero and just fans of action-adventure games. The fact that this game is a PS4 exclusive didn't stop it from becoming a huge hit and a best-seller after it was released in 2018.
In order to celebrate the launch of the game, Sony also released a special edition PlayStation 4. This console has a bright red color with a matching controller. The controller has white accents and the console itself has a white spider on it. To get one of these consoles now, get ready to pay up because they can go for up to $1,000.
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