Playing About With Prices

Callum Crumlish misses out on Bethnal Green’s best buy.

There’s a new pop-up shop in Bethnal Green – PlayStation ’94 is timed to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Sony computer games console.

The premises are packed with a plethora of PlayStation and Sony memorabilia, plus PlayStation consoles at a specially discounted price.

On Wednesday 10th December – for one day only – 94 people were able to purchase a Special Edition PlayStation 4 for just £20. This is not a typo: twenty quid was a deliberate play on the PlayStation’s twentieth birthday.

To obtain the bargain of a lifetime, buyers were required to bring with them an item of PlayStation memorabilia, and say the ‘secret’ password, announced the night before via PS (PlayStation) Access.

There are only 12,300 of the Special Edition consoles in existence. But they have already gone back up to full price (£399).

Money raised from the one-off, one-day, extra special discount sale is going to the charity, GamesAid.

So I guess we can’t complain about having missed it.