The box is wrapped in a flexible translucent film, which lets the PS4 logo on the inner bag look like it’s floating below.
Open up the film and the system itself is encased in its own fabric bag.
A flip-open section houses all the included controllers and wires, plus the PS4 camera.
Wouldn’t want to get any fingerprints on the system before it’s even out of the box…
Top view. Looking through the clear case, you can make out the fan and portions of the motherboard, plus a heat sink near the back.
A view of the underside, where you can see the plating that holds everything together. Note the rubber grips styled after PlayStation buttons.
The translucent case attracts dust and fingerprints like a magnet.
Each of the 50,000 limited edition systems is individually numbered.
Rear view. Notice the hard drive tucked in the lower right.
An included vertical stand can be screwed in place to show off the system from all sides.
The system cuts quite a figure standing upright.
Standing vertically is the only way most people will see this view from the “bottom.”
The translucent DualShock 4 controller is pretty cool, but it also tends to attract fingerprints very quickly.
Close up on the rumble motor in one of the controller’s feet.
I wish the rear panel was also see-through to get a better view of the controllers innards. Alas.
Comparison with a standard PS4 controller.
A limited edition blue PS4 camera comes with each unit.
Comparison with the bulkier launch-era PS4 camera.
Assorted accessories and booklets also include power, HDMI, USB, mono-ear headset, adjustable base for the camera, Quick Start guide (in two languages), and FCC warnings.
When Sony offered us access to one of its “500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro” consoles—made to
commemorate 500 million PlayStation systems sold since 1995—we initially didn’t see much point. Sure, the translucent navy blue casing seemed pretty cool to look at, and the limited run of 50,000 units give the unit a collectible cachet. Inside, though, the “new” system is exactly like the PS4 Pro we already reviewed back in 2016, but now with a 2TB hard drive.
Then we remembered that we’re always looking for giveaways for
our next Charity Drive sweepstakes and figured that a relatively rare PS4 console would make a great prize for a deserving reader. So before we pack this exclusive PS4 Pro in the prize closet until the holiday season, we popped open the box to take a few quick pictures of what’s inside. Enjoy gawking at the gallery above and dreaming of winning this very unit in a few months!