PS4 Pro 500 million limited edition

Sony celebrates over 500 million PlayStation systems sold world-wide

***Update*** On August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.

Sony Interactive Entertainment recently revealed that it has officially sold more than 525 Million PlayStation video game systems worldwide. And, to celebrate this momentous event, a brand new 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro is coming. As an avid gamer, I was there day one when the original PlayStation launched in North America on 09/09/95.

Since then, the PlayStation brand has provided me with countless memories and thousands upon thousands of hours of enjoyment. With over 81.2 Million PlayStation 4 consoles sold world wide as of this past July, it is clear the PlayStation brand is stronger than ever.

The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro contains the feature rich hardware with support for 4K quality images and high-dynamic-range technology. So what makes this limited edition console so special? Let’s take a look!

PS4 Pro 500 million limited edition

500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro – Available August 24

The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro will be released worldwide on August 24, 2018. It features a translucent dark blue shell that looks absolutely gorgeous. As an added touch, each console features a copper plate with its very own limited edition serial number etched on it. Whoa!

You know what is even cooler than that? There will be consoles with special serial numbers that are important in PlayStation history such as the launch dates of the original PlayStation, PS2, PS4 and PS VR in each country.

PS4 Pro 500 million limited edition

Here are the main features of the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro:

  • Matching PlayStation Camera with depth-sensing 3D technology and support for PlayStation Move controllers and PS VR.
  • Matching Vertical Stand that allows you to place your console in the upright position
  • 2TB Hard drive that is double the size of the standard PlayStation 4 Pro. This allows you to store even more apps, games, gameplay videos and more.
  • Matching translucent dark blue DualShock 4 controller
  • Increased CPU and GPU power (almost twice as powerful as the PS4)
  • 4K TV owners will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality resolution and faster or more stable frame rates
  • HDTV owners will benefit from 1080p resolution for all PS4 games, and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles
  • Supports 4K streaming for services like Netflix and YouTube
  • Supports high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging technology for greater visual clarity, colour, and luminance
  • 3 USB 3.1 ports (one more than the PS4)

PS4 Pro

When and where can I buy the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro?

With only 50,000 units available world-wide, the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro will be in short supply. The good news is; Best Buy Canada will be getting a limited supply of the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro systems to sell.

Consoles will be available for purchase on August 24, 2018. These limited edition consoles will be available online only and in limited quantities. Sorry, no rainchecks. This means that when they are gone, they are gone.

Additionally, there will be a limited quantity of 500 Million Limited Edition DualShock 4 controllers for sale. Again, just like the console, the controllers will be sold online only. I highly recommend following and keeping a watch on the official Twitter handle for Best Buy Canada Gaming deals. Additionally, sign-up for the Best Buy Canada newsletter here to get notified of latest sales in gaming and pre-order links for upcoming games.

Let me know in the comments section below what some of your fondest PlayStation memories have been over the years.

***Update*** On August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.

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37 COMMENTS

  1. How hard is it to maintain a functioning website? Nice job Bestbuy, screwed up another limited release. Maybe close more retail stores and allocate resources to making a better website? This always happens. If only there was more competition, then maybe you guys would get your act together.

  2. Does this ps4 limited edition follow the normal bestbuy canada return / exchange policy as other consoles & electronics?

    • Hi Umexaan,
      As stated in the article above “The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro will be released worldwide on August 24, 2018.” In regards to getting this product asap “On August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.”

  3. is best buy canada online the same as the normal best buy website? in other words will it drop on the main website as well?

    • Hi Jared,

      Best Buy Canada is run independently from Best Buy USA. We do not have any information in Canada about offerings in other countries. If you are based in the USA, I suggest you contact customer service in that country to find out how to purchase this console there. I checked the US Best Buy forums and they still don’t have any information posted. You might want to keep an eye on that thread: http://www.forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Let-s-Talk-Gaming/500-million/td-p/1241367/highlight/true/page/2

      In Canada, Jon and I will keep updating this blog comment thread and our Twitter feeds as we get more information.

      Best regards,
      Martin

      • Hi Jon ,

        No offense but, Best Buy North America is the WORST for this release as well as all NA retailers! This release compared to the rest of the world including your Best Buy Canada that even has more information than our store is the Worst release!

        Shopping with Best But 10+ years and being an Elite Plus Member I notice many things that Best Buy Canada as well as your competitors do better! The point is if you dont realize keeping customers in the dark and not giving us info like how the Canadian Best Buy will announce the time ln their Twitter feed on the 23rd…. Why not do that the same in North America???

        Seriously, companies that try to protect themselves by creating sister companies and saying that Best Buy Canada operates independently then Best Buy North America is just a load of cra*!

        Well, guess what Best Buy you suc* for doing that because when a customer thinks of the name “Best Buy” they think of one company no matter the region and not 2 companies using the same name, an independent Canadadian company that is allowed to operate differently then the locations in North American. Thats SHADY BUSINESS! Its just messed up that Canada Best Buy is doing a much better release giving more clear information as well as doing a twitter announcement on the 23rd. The North American stores you suck for not doing the release the same way by announcing it the same on
        THE NA twitte account..

        Its ridiculous that you have separate social media feeds and blogs as well because BEST BUY is ONE NAME, one company and you are operating differently in other countries because on paper you say you are sister company.. Worst excuse ever!!!! Well, on paper I say s*rew You Best Buy North America!!!

        Best Buy, your company should operate exactly the same noatter the part pf the wordl you are in and even if its a soster company, the BEST BUY NAME IS used and customers think of that as one store, so have ONE WEBSITE AND RELEASE THIS PRODUCT WITH EQUAL INFO TO ALL YOUR CUSTOMERS… NORTH AMERICA BEST BUY, you suck!

        • You Big Mad hahahahahah relax, Im going to start my bot a couple of minutes before 10 am and buy 2-3 of them, then sell for a couple of hundred profit each, If I manage to get more I will give you a discount, don’t worry mate

    • Hi Jonathan! On August 23rd Best Buy Canada will announce via their twitter account, which I have linked in my article, when the console will go on sale on August 24th. This is not a pre-order and full payment will be required.

      • Hi Jonathan, I just checked with the gaming team at Best Buy’s head office and they do not have a specific time yet. Keep following the Best Buy Canada’s gamers twitter feed so that you are informed at the same time as everyone else.

        Best regards,
        Martin

    • Hi Mike! Thanks for your question. I have just been told that on August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.

      • Hi Jon,
        Does Best Buy Canada ship to Singapore ? I would like to have one of these 500 million limited console.. please help advise if you know any other sources /websites which can buy & ship to Singapore.

        Thank you.

        • Hi Win Ko Htwe,

          Unfortunately Best Buy Canada does not ship to Singapore. You may want to check the PlayStation Asia website for more information in your area.

  4. Hi Jon,

    Do you know what time on August 24th I will be able to order this system through Best Buy? I want to make sure to get my hands on one!

    Thanks!!

    • Hi Kevin! I have just been told that on August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.

    • Hi Zad! On August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.

    • I have just been told that on August 23rd, Best Buy will announce on Twitter (@bbyc_gamers) the time when these consoles will go on sale, online at Best Buy Canada.

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