It was recently reported that the Swedish retailer Webhallen put a unique PlayStation 4 on the auction site Tradera to celebrate Stockholm’s Gay Pride week. What has a PlayStation 4 got to do with Gay Pride? Well, the console was given a new set of decals that showed off the LGBT flag with a big heart on the front.
The console itself is your standard PS4 with 500 GB hardrive and four games, but has a great rainbow paint-job and a pixel heart. The final bid for the console was 28,300 Swedish Krona which translates to $4,126. All the money will go to the Swedish LGBTQ-rights organization RFSL.
Some gamers who dislike the PlayStation consoles have been calling it the “GayStation” for years but it’s good to see the term being taken from idiots and turned into something more positive.
Webhallen said of the console: “To a lot of youths, gaming is a helping hand to escape from abuse or worse in the real world. We at Webhallen are gamers in our hearts and souls, wanting everyone to be a part of the worlds fastest growing hobby, computer and video games.”
The auction got a total of 183 bids and your standard PS4 is sold at around $600 so this was definitely a great auction.