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Bidder backs out of auction for rare 20th anniversary PlayStation 4

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Sony will donate to charity instead

Last month, Sony auctioned off the very first model of its beautiful, limited edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4, with the proceeds to be donated to the Save The Children Japan charity. And the move proved to be a huge success: the winning bidder offered ¥15,135,000, or about $129,000, for the rare console. Unfortunately, for reasons that are unclear, that person won't be able to pay for the PS4 after all, and instead Sony will keep the machine and donate the same amount to the charity. The rare PS4, meanwhile, will be on display at Sony's Ginza Showroom in Tokyo starting on February 21st, complete with its 00001 / 12300 badge.