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Winning bidder of rare PS4 anniversary console backs out from paying $129K

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The winning bidder of Sony's limited edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 has backed out from the auction after placing a bid of ¥15,135,000, or around $129,000, for the rare console earlier this year, Famitsu reports.

It's unclear why the bidder, who remains anonymous, has pulled out. Sony, however, will donate the same amount to the Save The Children Japan charity as planned. The company will also keep the machine, which you can see in the gallery below.

The special edition of the PlayStation 4 was designed to look like the original, gray PlayStation and comes with a matching controller. Only 12,300 of the special edition consoles are being produced globally.

Sony began its auction of the console, which features the coveted "00001" unit number, earlier this year. According to the official Yahoo! Auction page, the console received 1,585 bids starting with a bid of ¥1.