CraveOnline: "Since 1994 PlayStation has been a top-selling brand in the console space. During that time it has earned itself a wealth of fans, and accumulated the most sales of any brand of its kind."
I still remember that year! My first console bought with my own money. The very first Playstation. I remember going by ebgames/software Etc. and reading that pamphlet about it coming soon. The black Korn disc that it came bundled with. That (at the time) most realistic dinosaur I had ever seen in my life demo haha. Jumping flash, battle arena toshinden and ridge racer were my launch games. One of my all time top 3 gaming moments.
I remember reading about it in a magazine and then finally buying it in Dubai airport. I held on to that Playstation box so hard and stared at the pictures of the games at the back of the box for AGES. My mind had formulated its own little stories about how those games would play. Tekken and Tomb Raider. Stared at those shots for ages. And the games themselves did not disappoint at all. Ah PS One. Possibly my most favourite console of all time.
Remember years of C64/ZX48, Amiga/ST..... NES/Megadrive..... Then Playstation came...... Gran Turismo then came with Manic street preachers on soundtrack.... That was it, sold on it..... Syphon Filter cemented it....... Syphon needs to come back!
I will never forget the first time I saw my cousin use his PlayStation. Imagine a kid who spent most of his childhood playing Sonic, Flinstones, Aladdin and The Lion King on Sega Genesis getting introduced to a new console through the mighty Rayman. I could not believe my eyes. It looked glorious lol.
Ps1. Hell yes! Medievil! MDK! Nuclear Strike!
I remember being outside enjoying the sunlight. Kidding I was 3-4 I don't remember anything.
Playstation 4 Everyone! Playstation 4 Ever! It's literally "Play" "Station". Always will be a favorite with the majority!
Used to be a die hard Sega fanboy and did not want a PlayStation. Got the Sega Saturn first until it ran out of new games. Loved the Dreamcast morw than the PS2. Not until I realized how the American and British gaming media slammed the mighty PS3 in favor of the RROD Xbox 360 did I become a fan of the PlayStation and how much it has done to advance vidwo gaming. Got my self 5 PSOnes eventually.
I still have the Kileek big plastic box
Happy and proud of being a PlayStation fan since the PS1 days.
Same here and as long as Sony keeps it up like that I'll continue to support them :) Nintendo lost a lot of it's magic but Sony's first party still impresses me regularly, can't wait to see what these guys are working on.
yep me too! Started on ATARI though HA!!
I actually had a home console before the Atari 2600. Now I'm completely immersed in the world of Bloodborne. Console gaming has come a long way.
How badass was playing Combat w/ paddles in 1982? That was the most amazing thing to me. Tanks and jets and choppers galore. So much fun the Atari. I still play Adventure every couple of years just for the hell of it.
LOL...My very first home video game was a knock off of Pong! Played it on my own black and white TV. My mother got them at a pawn shop for my birthday. It was one of the greatest days of my life. Then, I took my father's Intellevision. I figured he owed it too me since he hadn't done too much else for me after they divorced. Then, the Commodore 128 for several years. But, the first Playstation was the one that I spent MY hard earned money on.
Dam I remeber the first time I played res evil oh my goddes that game, when those dogs came through the windows wow Im a ps fan for ever bury me with a playstation.controls in my hand man
I don't think we will ever see a console top the PS2 not only in sales but in the variety of the games library and the # of quality games.
i personally think ps1 had a better library. obviously lots of those 3d games are hard to play due to the controls but the variety of games the ps1 had and the number of classics it had was amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... Congrats Sony
That vid/song deserves a standing ovation amazing thanks for sharing
That's a lot of gaming. I remember seeing Ridge Racer and Battle Arena Toshinden on a demo PS1 somewhere, maybe Best Buy, and thinking "I need that!".
Damn. that's a lot of playstations. add another 80 million PSPs and Sony's sold a ton since entering the game market.
Playstation Gamer Forever!! I'm glad to be one of the guy's who bought the whole PS family. PS1,PS2,PS3,PS4,PSP,PS Vita and PS Vita TV. As long as Sony keeps bringing the consoles i'll keep buying them.
Me too bro, only thing I did not get was ps tv. But that's next
My First Playstation game was Resident Evil 2 and with that game I realized gaming could be more than just a Toy (Don't even get me started with the Original Silent Hill), more than just entertainment, after that I played my first JRPG, FFVII, and my life would never be the same, I must have played every JRPG of the Playstation Era, even went back and emulated Nes and Snes RPG'S in my PC. If I am the gamer I am now is because of Sony and Playstation.
That is a lot of consoles to sell in 20 or so years.
Only Sony console/handheld I did not buy is the PSP-3000 and the super slim PS3.
The best place to play since 1994 !
370 million gaming lifetime stories. Its been swell.
Serious confession here, i didn't quite latch to ps1 that much. I loved tomb raider 1 and 2, final fantasy 7, and tony hawk but i was more on Nintendo with the 64 at the time. But after ps2 I've bled nothing but sony
It all depends of what kind of games you like..for me PSX is the most bad ass console of all time..despite the hardware limitiations of the console...there was so many quality games out there..like Parasite eve,Silent Hill,Ace Combat 3,Resident Evil,Valkyrie Profile,Persona 2,FF VII-VIII-IX,Metal gear solid,Legend of Dragoon, CRASH team racing,Quake II,Driver,Gran Turismo, DINO CRISIS 1-2 :(( Medal of honor ect. Many sequals of those games where disapointing on PS2 exept gran turismo , ace combat and FF... I miss those times :(
Played a ps1 at a toy-r-us. Told my parents and boom!! Under the Christmas tree it was. Been a sony fan since.
That previlledeg life!
Privileged my ass. That was all my brother and I got that year.
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My ps one first games was destruction derby
370 millions PS systems have been sold since 1994. 2 Billion villains have been slain on PS systems since 1994. 500 million Anime games have been released on PS systems since 1994. 80 million underage kids have been trash talking on COD multiplayer online since 2005 on both PS and Xbox systems. Over 40-50 million Credit card details have been stolen since 2011 PSN hack fiasco in 2011.
I used to play super Mario and those types of games on one of those knock off consoles. [EDIT: Ok.. I Googled and finally found out what my first console was - Nintendo Family Computer. Hahaha.. I never could remember what it was until now. I just knew what it looked like. It was brought by my relatives from Hong Kong]. Then i discovered PC gaming. Played lot's of games on it like NFS, PoP.. Mostly NFS series. I did fall in love with Diablo 2. I used to watch my friends play PoP n NFS on a borrowed fat PS2. I always used to say "why are you playing on it.." Then one fine day, i decided to go and buy a PS2. Just like that. It was a slimmer version. Picked up PoP2 and NFS Most Wanted. A random kid who had also come to buy games at the shop told me to pick up God of War too. He said it's very good. So i picked that up too. Didn't like God of War initially because of the locked screen compared to the PoP. But after an hour or so i was hooked. Oh my... The story. The world totally absorbed me. What an experience. I've been hooked on PS exclusives since then. I think Sony and I owe a lot to that kid.
A man still remembers the absolute craze that was Playstation. No one thought they could make headway in the gaming business. It was like the Amazon gaming system people thought they were just some big company that didn't know what they were doing like SEGA and Nintendo. But boy did they prove everyone wrong. A man wonders what all their competitors combined have sold in home consoles in that timeframe. Probably not that much.
Tekken 2, Syphon Filter, and Xeno Gears. Metal Gear...
dont forget the "RIIIIDDDGGGEEEE RAAACCCCERRRRR" series. crash series gt series wipeout? driver xmen vs street fighter and marvel vs street fighter. game didnt have character swap but 1v1 fighting was still interesting. tomb raider resident evil ff7,8,9 and tactics bof series spyro ape escape think the list will go on forever
I was a kid wheb ps1 released in the u.k my fond memories are of Croc legend of the gobos, spyro, Tony hawk, bugs and taz time warp and later re and ff. ps2 I was more console aware and remember playing the hoverboard demo packaged with the ps2 for hours haha. Great games for me where gt, gta, ff 10, kh and dbz budokai tenkaichi? Dark chronicles ps3 and ps4 are my mains now :) 22 and still happy with Sony.
Not only PlayStation sells the most Home consoles, but it also gets the best games of all time. It's so good to be part of this family.
I'm thankful I've had every PS console product since I bought into the vision of PlayStation. :) I started with Nintendo at the early age of 5 years old, to game boy, to snes gbc, gba, and then that day came when I had to choose, an N64 or PS, so I chose PS and I've never considered owning another home console ever again. PS-PS4 it's been an amazing 15 years of PS brand gaming for me
I purchased 9 of those!
Congrats Sony ! The thing I love most about them is the diversity among the games available on their platforms and the way they always had supported new IPs..even though I personally won't mind a new Resistance game..
My first console was the Playstation back in 1998 which came with GT1 and the famous red demo. I've bought every PS system since then but with the PS1 and PS2 I've had the best time
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