Today the world learned that hardware with rainbows painted on them can sell for large figures.
The previously revealed “GayStation 4” console went up for auction this week and was successfully sold to someone who happily paid $4,000 for it. That’s a lot for a PlayStation 4 with custom-made rainbow strips and pixelated hearts.
According to reports, there were more than 180 bids on the system and was ultimately sold for 28,300 Swedish kroner which comes about to $4,105. As announced before, all proceeds from sale would be going to the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Rights.
Specifically, the funds from the “GayStation” 4 auction will go to RFSL Newcomers, described as a network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex asylum seekers and refugees.
“For many young people, the world of games will become a refuge to escape the taunting or worse of real life,” Swedish retailer Webhallen said last month when the auction began.”On Webhallen, we are gamers in heart and mind, and are keen that as many as possible have the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy the world’s largest and fastest growing interest: video games.”
In contrast you can pick up a standard PlayStation 4 for $400 in the United States, £349 in the U.K, and €399 in Europe.
In related news, Sony is going to release a white colored PlayStation 4 console as part of a Destiny bundle later this year. The console will also include a white controller, a copy of Destiny and 30 days of PlayStation Plus membership, which includes online multiplayer as well access to free games on the PlayStation Store.