Custom ‘GayStation’ Raises Over $4,000 For LGBT Charity
An anonymous and charitable gamer has shelled out quite a bit for a one-of-a-kind LGBT pride-themed PlayStation 4.
The rainbow-colored PlayStation 4, dubbed the GayStation, was put up for auction by Swedish retailer Webhallen a week ago, and the winning bid was announced on Saturday. The GayStation, which includes four PS4 games, a controller and a headset, received 183 bids and was sold for 28,300 kroner, which converts to about $4,118, according to IGN. All proceeds went to RFSL, The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights.
Webhallen explained the purpose of the unique auction in their announcement; "For many young people, the world of games will become a refuge to escape the taunting or worse of real life. 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."
The purpose behind this auction is certainly a noble one, and, regardless of your sexual preference, the rainbow-painted PS4 is gorgeous, adding plenty of color to an otherwise all-black slab. Only one official GayStation exists, but players who want to support the cause can do so with a screwdriver, some masking tape and a few cans of spray paint. On second thought, maybe just donate some money to an LGBT charity and be happy with your boring, black PS4.