Gay PS4 sells for over 10 times its price in charity auction

Playstation has gone gay for for Stockholm Pride, with a rainbow-designed console auctioned off to raise money for LGBTI asylum seekers

Gay PS4 sells for over 10 times its price in charity auction
04 August 2014

A custom-made rainbow Playstation 4, dubbed the ‘Gaystation’, has sold for over 10 times its normal asking price in a charity auction.

WebHallen teamed up with RFSL, Stockholm’s network for LGBTI refugees, to auction of the special issue system Playstation 4: The Gaystation edition.

After more than 180 bids, it sold for 28,300 Swedish kroner ($4100, €3050).

A standard PS4 sells for $400 in the US, £349 in the UK and €399 in Europe.

The package included:

  • 1 500GB Playstation 4
  • 4 wireless controllers
  • 4 games and necessary connecting cables

‘For many young people, the world of games will become a refuge to escape the taunting or worse of real life,’ Webhallen said last month.

‘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.’



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