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Somebody just paid $128 000 for a PS4

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There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.

Sony recently held a charity auction where they sold the first Anniversary PS4 console, the number one unit out of 12 300 produced and scalped. After 1585 bids, there was a winner, who got the console for the price of 15,135,000 Yen. In other currencies, that’s $128 086 or over R1.46 million. To put that into proper gaming terms, here’s what you could buy with that kind of money:

  • 236 regular PlayStation 4 consoles
  • 1629 PlayStation 4 controllers
  • 257 Xbox One consoles without Kinect
  • 2533 Xbox One controllers
  • 2614 Hatsune Miku hugging pillows (I’m lonely dammit)
  • Quite a few KFC Double Down Dogs
  • One trip to the ER to have your stomach pumped after eating the KFC Double Down Dog

Still, the proceeds are going to the charity Save The Children Japan, while Sony will also chip in some cash by mirroring the final bid. So everyone wins. I don’t know if I could ever spend that amount of cash on a console, no matter how fancy it is. Because I’m most likely the kind of guy to spend that kind of cash on something even more outrageous, like replica War Machine armour or life insurance.

Last Updated: January 27, 2015

36 Comments

  1. YOU WANT FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS?

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  2. Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

    January 27, 2015 at 08:45

    That’s a crazy amount of money 0_0

    But I have a question? Weren’t Sony saying just the other day how people shouldn’t be selling Anniversary consoles at such inflated prices because it’s not right?

    I know it went to charity this time round but it’s a bit hypocritical to tell people who did it that it’s wrong and then go ahead and do the same?

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    • DarthZA

      January 27, 2015 at 08:51

      I would agree, if they sold it. They didn’t sell it though, it was part of a charity auction. They also mirrored the offer.

      So basically, think of it as a prize to the guy who just gave R1.4Mil to charity, and Sony also just gave R1.4 Mil to charity. This man just got close to R3Mil to charity, and his reward is the first console.

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

        January 27, 2015 at 08:54

        Don’t get me wrong. It’s awesome what they did. It’s a feel good story for sure.

        But it’s simply a bit odd they’d moan at others for making a bit of cash by reselling their anniversary editions. I’m not talking about the morals behind it here. People reselling used it for self enrichment and Sony did the right thing by giving to charity.

        But the base action was the same and that’s what they were moaning about.

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        • Tosh MA

          January 27, 2015 at 08:55

          Sony didn’t make money here, they gave away a console AND R1.4M. They made a HUGE loss, on just 1 console, for charity.

          It’s completely different if they pocketed that R1.4M and ran.

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

            January 27, 2015 at 09:16

            Not the point. The point is Sony said that it was not right to take such large amounts of money from other people for their hardware.

            They said that it’s wrong because the hardware doesn’t cost that much.

            They have taken that much money away from someone now. They technically sold a PS4 for far more than it was worth. Yes it goes to charity. Yes the guy was willing to part with that much money.

            But Sony themselves said it’s not ok to put someone out of pocket that much for a piece of hardware that doesn’t cost near that at retail price. That’s what I am saying.

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 09:21

            They had a problem with the wanton profiteering. There were many people who genuinely wanted that limited edition PS4 that didn’t get one because some assholes decided to get them and profit.

            THAT is what Sony was hating on. THAT is what you need to compare it to. This is nothing like that, Sony aren’t profiteering and screwing over their fans in the process.

    • Hammersteyn

      January 27, 2015 at 08:52

      To be fair it was an charity auction and only one console.

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 27, 2015 at 08:58

      I know right. Seven figures O_o

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  3. Hammersteyn

    January 27, 2015 at 08:51

    1 PC that can play 4K resolution games 😛

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    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 27, 2015 at 08:53

      I’m down with that!!

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    • Tosh MA

      January 27, 2015 at 08:54

      Barely…

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    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 27, 2015 at 08:56

      OR make your Honey Badger Ebola gun:-P

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 27, 2015 at 08:57

        lol

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    • HairyEwok

      January 27, 2015 at 09:42

      1…. more like 50 PC games.

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  4. Thats_how_I_Troll

    January 27, 2015 at 08:53

    So what does a KFC double Down Dog gotta do with anything?

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  5. Ryanza

    January 27, 2015 at 08:54

    • Ryanza

      January 27, 2015 at 08:58

      If i’m referencing that, Money Ain’t a Thang, song then I have to mention one of the best female rappers from a song from that album.

      Fuck Nicki Minaj

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  6. Thats_how_I_Troll

    January 27, 2015 at 08:55

    I see you mention Seven items under the what you can buy with this kinda money… Are you trolling?

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    • The D

      January 27, 2015 at 09:05

      😀 Yes. Always. My parents never showed me any love.

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      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        January 27, 2015 at 09:13

        Parents?? Gotham City Imposter!

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    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      January 27, 2015 at 09:07

      And is it this guy vv

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      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        January 27, 2015 at 09:07

        OR this guy? vv

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        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          January 27, 2015 at 09:10

          Or how about VV

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

            January 27, 2015 at 09:17

            This guy <- ?

  7. Thats_how_I_Troll

    January 27, 2015 at 09:01

    Also check out KFC (Cock)Meat sandwich….

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  8. Ryanza

    January 27, 2015 at 09:10

    My gran mother likes to compare the price of stuff to how many loafs of bread you can buy. So you could buy 112308 loafs of bread for that kind of money.

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    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      January 27, 2015 at 09:11

      But can she bake in a Crisis?

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 27, 2015 at 09:14

        XD

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      • Ryanza

        January 27, 2015 at 09:15

        Of course but just with a lot of complaining. The crisis won’t even seem so bad when she starts to complain and bitch.

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot:Original #7

        January 27, 2015 at 09:18

        But can she play Crysis?

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  9. RinceThis

    January 27, 2015 at 09:14

    Cha stupid more like…

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  10. hairyknees

    January 27, 2015 at 09:54

    WHAT A STEAL! Wait.. what? O_O

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  11. HairyEwok

    January 27, 2015 at 10:07

    I think they made a typo in the article. It’s Zim dollars right? I mean who in their right mind would spend 128 000 US dollars for a console that is just a different colour.

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    January 27, 2015 at 10:32

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  13. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    January 27, 2015 at 16:50

    I can give you life insurance for much less than that 🙂

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