Sony PlayStation: The First 20 Years

Following on from the news that Phil Harrison, Sony's Head of Worldwide Studios, is set to move on to pastures new later this month, TechRadar decided it would be timely to take a look back at 20 years of PlayStation - one of the most iconic gaming devices ever made.

Emerging one generation after the Sega Megadrive and Nintendo's SNES, PlayStation took gaming to a new level of performance and convenience and the brand has established itself as the most powerful in the history of gaming.

Nearly 300 million PlayStation-branded consoles have been bought worldwide, the most successful model being the PS2 which has contributed over 120 million sales on its own. However, success didn't come easily. Here's TechRadar's 20-year timeline that plots the history and the development of the Sony PlayStation story.

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Joey Gladstone3918d ago

I Genuinely thank you Gentlemen for founding Sony, and your commitment to Quality Products over the many years.....
...."The JOEY has Spoken"

Silellak3918d ago

I've always loved the delicious irony that came from Nintendo snubbing Sony regarding the SNES-CD add-on, and then Sony coming back and slaughtering Nintendo for 2 console generations in a row.

Must've been especially painful when Squaresoft left Nintendo almost entirely because the PS1 used CD's and the Nintendo 64 didn't, in perhaps one of the stupidest decisions, ever.

"Why would we use CD's?! We have media that holds less and costs significantly more to make...but has faster load times!"

I was 12 or 13 at that time and I STILL knew Nintendo was making a horrible decision.

Frances-the-Mute3918d ago

wow you were 12 at the time, i was like in kinder lol


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