Published on March 18th, 2016 | by admin

PlayStation & Naughty Dog 20th Anniversary Console Auction

18 March, 2016 – Sydney, Australia: Sony Computer Entertainment Australia is auctioning a very rare[i] 20th anniversary PlayStation®4 console signed by the top ‘dogs’ of critically acclaimed software developer, Naughty Dog, in aid of You Can, Sony Foundation’s youth cancer cause.

There are only two signed consoles in existence and players can bid for one on eBay from 14:00 AEDT Friday 18 March. The auction will close at 14:00 AEDT Wednesday 23 March where one lucky bidder will take this priceless possession home.

All money raised will go to Sony Foundation’s national youth cancer project, You Can, an initiative that funds specialised youth cancer centres around Australia.

About the 20th Anniversary PS4® Console signed by Naughty Dog

With only 12,300 consoles in existence, and one of only 150 in Australia, this very special edition grey 20th anniversary PS4® is made even more collectible as it bares signatures from videogame royalty including:

• Christophe Balestra – Co President Naughty Dog
• Evan Wells – Co President Naughty Dog
• Neil Druckmann – Creative Director (The Last of Us, UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End)
• Bruce Straley – Game Director (The Last of Us, UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End)

Console features include:
• Signed by Christophe Ballestra, Evan Wells, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley
• The original coloured PlayStation® family logo
• A unique, individually numbered, etched aluminium plate
• An exclusive 20th anniversary design – featuring the iconic PlayStation® symbols
• A PS4® system in original PlayStation® grey
• Exclusive 20th anniversary presentation packaging
• Certificate of authenticity

Naughty Dog is the critically acclaimed studio responsible for creating seminal titles including the Crash Bandicoot franchise, The Last of Us and the UNCHARTEDfranchise with the highly anticipated UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End due for release 10th May 2016. Naughty Dog has received high banter for the series for its deeply engaging storylines, compelling visuals and emotionally developed characters.

Sophie Ryan, CEO, Sony Foundation Australia says, “Alongside our partner PlayStation Australia, we are pleased to auction this unique item to help build much-needed youth cancer centres. Sadly too many young Australians with cancer are falling through the gaps of our medical system. We are working to change this and improve survival rates with care for 16 to 25 year olds”.

Michael Ephraim, Managing Director Sony Computer Entertainment Australia says: “Naughty Dog as a studio is truly admired by everyone in the gaming industry and we are pleased to partner with them to create this unique auction. We hope players get involved and bid on this priceless console for a truly great cause.”

The auction will close at this year’s fundraising event River4Ward taking place on the 23rd of March in Melbourne, which will see performances from Sony Music artists including Australian music icon Daryl Braithwaite, Jessica Mauboy and Cyrus. Thanks to last year’s inaugural River4Ward, Australia’s third ‘You Can’ centre is currently under construction at the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne and is due to open in July this year.

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