Top Bidder Fail to Pay for Special Sony PlayStation 4
Eye-popping bids for a retro-themed, special edition model of the PlayStation 4 console, some topping Y15 million ($129,000), turned out to be a little too rich after all.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. said the top bidders for unit No. 00001 ultimately declined to pay up and the model will now be displayed at the company’s showroom in Tokyo.
“We thank for everyone who participated in the campaign, and we appreciate understanding on the auction outcome,” Sony said in a statement.
Sony held the auction last month, after introducing the retro-themed consoles last year in honor of PlayStation’s 20th anniversary. It had offered to donate the price paid to charity along with a matching gift from the company. Normal PlayStation 4 consoles are available for around Y40,000 and other special edition models were priced at Y49,980.
Sony said it would still make a planned matching gift part of a donation to charity, adding an amount based on a Twitter promotional campaign to bring the total to around Y15.16 million.
Source : The Wall street Journal