It's midnight in Tokyo, and as the new day starts, PlayStation can finally officially celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sony's console brand.
Happy Birthday Sony!!
Happy Birthday Playstation. I hope you can make it to the 21st birthday before Sony goes bankrupt.
Really dude? Just be civil....
Some people have really wild dreams nowadays.
@Manic2014 I do not mean it in any bad way at all. I know every year Sony lose millions or billions and I want the Playstation to keep going and keep going as much as ANYONE ELSE.
@XboxOneX I think a "Happy Birthday Playstation" would of sufficed, Financial situation's don't need to be brought up.
@XboxOneX "And here kids you can see what on the internet is called a DUMB 12 YEARS OLD TROLL" By the way, Xbox division is losing money since its creation in 2001 ;) Sony is going to get in a better shape in the next fiscal year and is still a multi-billion dollar company that gets tons of profits from music, movies, videogames etc...so basically XBOX GO HOME, YOU'RE DRUNK.
"I hope you can make it to the 21st birthday before Sony goes bankrupt." Market cap increase from 17 to 25 billion in less than two years is going bankrupt? http://giphy.com/gifs/funny...
And I hope Lizard Squad takes down Xbox Live on Christmas so I can laugh about it while playing on my PS4
Lol at XboxOneX above I have a question, how has this troll still got 2 bubbles? He has to be new here, and be living such an unfulfilled life to be spouting the nonsense he comes out with. On topic: Congrats Sony. Proud Playstation fan since the PS1, no one does it as good as you.
Happy 20th Birthday Playstation. :)
@XboxOneX Going by the number of disagrees, there's a lot of people that want Sony to go bankrupt. Either that or a lot of Sony fans didn't think before they clicked 'Disagree'. Clicking 'dsagree' suggests you want Sony to not reach 21 years with the PS brand. Sony fans, if you don't like the sentiment of XboxOneX's comment you should click 'agree' or do nothing. ;)
To the dude above ^ Erm, no. If you do some research you'll find that people are disagreeing because he is a troll.
Lmao!! Well it's been a great 20 years. I got the PS One in year one I think and have been hooked ever since. Damn I feel old.
And you know NOTHING about financials. Just like every clueless troll on this site.
I know you are really excited, but it should be "Happy Birthday PlayStation!" and not "Happy Birthday Sony!" because Sony was born in 1946 while PlayStation was born in 1994. Happy 20th Birthday PlayStation! The greatest gaming brand of all time. Oh man, I used to be the No.1 PlayStation hater during the 1990's and was an avid Sega Genesis supporter. Its good to root for a company that has entertained you very well at a young age and "change" is something many people find it so very hard to accept specially when they are at the "comfort zone" But PlayStation being the newcomer underdog upstart it was in 1994 surely schooled Nintendo and Sega how to make a dramatic entrance and rock the videogame industry very hard! PlayStation sure know how its done! PS debut double knockout the betraying Nintendo and snubby Sega! Both companies denied Sony's partnership into the gaming industry and when Sony went in on its own, they realized they created their own nemesis. What a beautiful story! PS2 defended its championship with a triple knockout of Nintendo, Sega and Microsoft! PS3 is the comeback king of the ring! PS3 came in with new and expensive technology like Blu-Ray, Cell processor, strict anti-piracy technology costing Sony so much in a time of economic crisis. No platform has ever done a successful comeback like it. PS4 proved that PlayStation is still the Greatest Champion of Gaming of all time!
I know you are really excited but it should be "one of the greatest gaming companies of all time" not "The greatest gaming brand of all time" because its absurd to say any gaming company tops everyone else.
I got my PS1 after getting the saturn. While I prefer the saturn more for its sega exclusives I wont pretend that the PS1 didnt have an impact on my entertainment time. Playing games like jumping flash, philosoma, ridge racer are still great to play to this day. Happy birthday old friend.
i love sony, every other company is trash. give me bubbles lel.
"Yoshida also said that he hopes to continue bringing PlayStation 4 more Japanese games after Bloodborne that highlight the platform’s capabilities." I am glad PlayStation is still sticking to their old successful formula: 3rd party developers are first priority to sell tons of games on the platform and 1st party developers second but with games that showcase PlayStation's power and capabilities. Its a winning formula for 20 years now. Happy 20th Birthday Sony PlayStation!!!!
Its not SONY's birthdays, but Playstation's. Lets be correct!
It's not Sony's birthday though Sony is much older than 20 years old
Happy Birthday Sony!
Go PS1 and PS2.
Time for the REAL Black Friday Sale... or let's name it PS Birthday Sale with hundreds of games for $5/10/15 :D or less!
You Won't believe how many games I bought under the 20 dollars mark
I want PS+ deal like last year.
Happy B day PlayStation. :)
PlayStation has given me so many great memories over the years. Happy 20th birthday here's hoping for another 20 just as good.
PS 1 was a great machine happy birthday playstation
20 years of commitment to gaming. Well done
#Congrats on celebrating 20 years!! And I've been there since day 1 and I've been loving every minute of it! Can't wait to see how SONY celebrates it this week!!
Funny im currently playing through final fantasy 7,8,9 legend of dragoon and diablo with my wife. Indeed a great machine. Happy bday
The original PSone was the very first console i bought with my hard earned money. Wild Arms the first game i bought in fact along with (ahem) Beyond the Beyond. I grew up playing Nintendo systems like the NES & SNES, but when Final Fantasy 7 came out I never looked back & was a Playstation gamer ever since. The brand has given me the most memories in gaming & the reason for this is that for 20 years Playstation has given us diverse games for all ages. I'm a fan of extremely niche JRPGs (Neptunia, Agarest War,Disgaea etc.) & Playstation has always delivered in that genre.
Really looking forward to the next couple of days. Congrats Sony Playstation.
it was sony that got me into gaming. i will forever be loyal to them. thank you for an amazing 20 years of greatness
Happy Birthday PlayStation! I still have fond memories of playing the PS1 with great games such as Gran Turismo 2, Crash Bandicoot, Twisted Metal, Wipeout, Vigilante 8, Tomb Raider, and several other games I can't remember the titles to. I never owned a PS2 myself, because my parents got me a Gamecube at the time but still fondly remember playing games such as Gran Turismo 3 and 4, (4 is still my favorite of all time) SSX, Need for Speed Underground 1, 2, and Most Wanted and if I had the choice at the time, I surely would have bought one. I still play my PS3 today and will remember future classics such as GT5 and 6, the Uncharted series, The Last of Us, Infamous 1 and 2, God of War 3, and many others. Once again, Happy Birthday PlayStation, and here's to another great 20 years.
Ah I remember my first playstation. Ridge racer, battle arena toshinden and who could forget the first wipeout. The first game I remember to have an actual killer soundtrack. How far we've come. I'll give the ps4 a cupcake today ;)
I may be more of a xbox guy but its hard denying the great job sonys done with the playstation brand over the last 20 years. Theyve played a major role in the industry since day one and I dont see it changing anytime soon. Heres to another 20
Thank you for praising Sony while also admitting you like Xbox more, but without being biased. This is how Xbox fans should properly comment on a Sony article.
agreed. i have both. i tend to play the xb1 more these days but that doesn't mean i don't love the ps4. if you have the means to pick one up, it might be worthwhile soon. its a very nice system indeed. the playstation brand definitely set the bar more than a few times.
Sometimes people seem to forget these days that many of these 3rd party classics that we have come to love over the years would never have happened if it wasn't for the original Playstation. Tekken, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Spyro, Ace Combat, Legacy of Kain, Guilty Gear, Madden, GTA, etc. all became household names cause of the popularity of the PSone. Sure some of these games appeared on other systems but they were never really recognized in the mainstream until their appearance on Playstation.
I'm not really sure this is much of a classic, but I also loved Vigilante 8 on PS1, if you remember that. You can buy it for PS3 on the PSN store uder the classics section.
bubs up for you, best comment
happy birthday playstation4ever!
Happy birthday Playstation :D, thank you for my psX, ps1, ps2, 3 psp's, 2 ps3's, 2 ps vita's and my beautiful PS4 :D. i'll say it again in 20 years except with my ps 5, 6, 7 and 8 added :) (edited, had Sony instead of 'playstation)
happy birthday playstation aka best gaming brand that has ever existed, now go make me some games and blow me away.
Sony is the %hit! Happy bday, hope im gaming with Sony until my very old age (im currently 36 and gaming since i was a lil kid). Cervantes..... Stop reminding me about Bloodborne, the wait is excruciating!!!! I put so many hours into Soul games!!!!! Hundreds, upon hundreds!!!!!
Happy birthday!!!! :D
Para bems pra voce Neca data querida muintas felicidades muintos anos de vida!
You've been the ultimate game-changer Playstation, happy to have celebrated the GREATNESS with you for all your birthdays!
Wow it's been 20 years already? Where did the time go? It feels like yesterday I bought my PS1 with Castlevania: SOTN.
Man, i feel old ;(
Sony really were at the forefront of pushing gaming into mainstream culture. Regardless of allegiance, Playstation should be appreciated by all for what they have achieved over the last 20 years. I can remember getting my PS1 at launch and playing the shit out of Wipeout, Ridgeracer and Toshinden for weeks, later the likes of Resident Evil were astounding at the time. However things turn out in future I will always appreciate Sony (and Nintendos) contribution to this entertainment medium that I adore.
It took me until the PS3 to really like Playstation. With PS1, they introduced me to Resident Evil and Crash Bandicoot which was great. But, still being a platform game fan, the N64 still had an epicness that was difficult to beat even though its graphics weren't as smooth as the PS1. With PS2, they had loads of games- including some very niche ones. But because the tech was not as good on paper as the Xbox (or Gamecube - except for full motion video) there was always a feeling with me that 155 million sales might be a bit much (in comparison to the competitors). Especially when the pretty fine, trend setting, Dreamcast was left to wither in its shade. I just didn't care for Playstation exclusives as much as those on other consoles. The PS3 got off to an ugly start. I didn't like the fat console and I didn't like the spiderman font. I actually liked the adverts a lot but I knew that, for most people, their surrealism, as an advertising style in gaming originating surely with Sega and then PS2- and their arrogance in a post-credit crunch- was too rich for people's tastes. That's those people's loss- Heavy Rain for one was surreally brilliant. But once Uncharted 2 and the mid-slim version came out, I was finally properly sold on Playstation. For me, Sony's decision to have unusual tech (Cell) was right for the PS3. They'd had unusual tech with the PS2 as well and, whilst it was harder to master this time, when it was it was worth it. Just look at Uncharted 2. Or later multiformat ports like Bioshock Infinite. The PS3 was great. I understand that it wasn't a risk that they could take for a third time with the PS4 but, by having better memory capability, it should still be able to wow even if it's more evolution than revolution. But Sony should always keep on doing something technologically different to stay ahead. Virtual Reality may be the next test.
Shouldnt it be happy birthday Playstation ? you dont usually congratulate the parents over their kids at their kids Bday party. Either way, happy birthday. Still have all my machines and games.
Congratulations dear Playstation and thanks for all the great memories!
Happy Birthday Playstation and thank you Sony for bringing him into the world . You must be a very proud mother.
happy birthday sony and playstation now lets go to 50 years of playstation also ive had all four of the playstations in my lifetime and they they all are great.
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