Over this past weekend Sony released their rarest and most wanted console of all time, and needless to say it was extremely hard to get. Sony decided only to produce 12,300 of the consoles worldwide, so there weren’t that many of them to begin with. During saturday afternoon I was all over twitter waiting for the announcement, and it’s completely understandable that many fans were not happy about how slim their chances were. It’s also very unlikely that Sony would produce any more of these consoles or even anymore DualShock 4 controllers with the same Original Grey Theme. I was one of the lucky ones who scored one after over five hours of trying to get through the intense web traffic that kept Sony’s servers down all day. Even their phone lines were down, because everyone wanted one. Fans at the Sony Experience in Las Vegas did have a better chance of picking one of these special edition PS4s up, but even the people attending the convention could only buy one if they had a golden bracelet. With all the hype prices on eBay instantly skyrocketed with a high selling price of $20,100, but I’m very suspicious of the highest prices. To me it looks obvious that these are fake listings that are being used to launder money. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would pay that much for one of these consoles, considering when there were plenty of other listings with buy-it now prices at below $2,500.
Just a small disclosure, this is solely my opinion, and it was formed from the fact that the sold price on eBay was won by an account with only 2 feedback. I just find that to be very suspicious. I definitely don’t think it was a legit auction. Either it was done by a troll or a money launderer.