Today, September 9, is the 15th anniversary of the PlayStation; including the original console and its two subsequent editions, the platform has sold 377 million hardware units and over 2 billion software units to date, the company announced today.
And to think that some people claim Sony is teh doomz.
How to make a sick brand So great people gets jelaous My mom and even my grandma knows what a PlayStation is, not what an Xbox is
SIGH........Xbox waaaaaaaaahhh waaaaaaaaaaaahhh .......... STFU!! Awsome console, I absolutely loved my Playstation, sooooooooo many good gaming memories
My launch PS2 has been ON since I purchased it, and it still works like a charm. SONY Hardware is so f-ing reliable!
I know iv had my PS2 since launch and it still works to this day. Infact i was playing Shadow of the Colossus on it yesterday for a good few hours and the machine hasn't froze or anything on me. Just like the PS3 Sony make reliable electronics.
@InfectedDK Offcourse they know ,it's the same if you ask them which soft drink they know most the wannabe (coca cola ) pepsi , ......., or the real coca cola . same thing if you ask them which game system they know, the wannabe( playstation ) xbox or the real playstation .
hmm, if you you multiply that by an average of $200 (yes I know its too low) Sony earned $7540000000 just from selling the consoles! Imagine how much more they made by selling games, peripherals etc!
Just came to wish a special brand a Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Playstation :)
some amazing stats....much respect
The best console brand there is. Happy b-day!
stealth disagreeing here?...
Some sad sad people.
yep.. whiny kids going!! "No my console is the best!! wwaaaahhhh sony sukS!!!!!! Mom.. can i have a ps3? No timmy it's too expensive!! waaah sony sucks!"
Been with Playstation the very first day it released in the US. Only thing that has changed is Sony have gotten better and I've gotten older.
keep the quality coming, im a happy camper.
i can still remember playing MGS1 on PS1 great days...
Same here, Physco Mantis anyone? Being 8 yaers old and trying to beat him is the hardest thing a child could do :D!
Exactly, Akagi. Exactly. 12
oh my god!!! huge numbers! i like :)
For those butthurtes who are giving disagrees for all.. Happy birthday PS1 !
Holly SH**! Thats insaneeeeeee! But great to see! Happy b-day Ps1! Still have mine in my room!
And has generated over $63 billion in revenue.
How can you hate on that, a 15 year old brand that sold 377 million a milestone for both the gaming industry and Sony.
140m - ps1 147m - ps2 35m - ps3 55m - psp
PS3 has sold over 39.5 million units three months ago... And don't bring up that Vgchartz bullshit because they haven't updated PS3 in months or when Sony announced 39.5 million units sold :/
What do you expect from an Xbot? numbers are the only things they have to play with
happy birthday PlayStation hope to see you in the next 15 years
377 million well deserved sales, the PS3 is going to be going for a while too.
Happy Birthday PlayStation. Time flies by. Seems like just yesterday i was plying the first PlayStation
a piece of chicken > MICROSOFT
The first time I laid my eyes on playstation was when me and my mom was shopping in one of our local malls and I walked by at the time was KB TOYS and I saw a demo of the fighting game Battle Arena Toshinden ...... I wanted it right then and there but I had to wait for Christmas I was 10 yrs old when I got ps1 and have stuck with Sony since then and the rest is history ...... Happy Birthday Playstation !!!.... way to go Sony !!!!!
Sony never ever hyped the Playstation Brand total hardware sales which is a scary 377 million or took any advantage of it,they could have done but the never did,much respect to them for been such PROFESSIONALS. if this was microcrap they would make dozens of tv & online adverts about the 377 million sales & let a 2 year old child know about it. Sony : hard working intelligent company. Micro$oft: corrupted company who thinks what ever it does must succeed on no matter what the price is. sad for them this time they're up against SONY. lol
This is very immature. Microsoft could also boast how they own 95% of the OS market, but they dont. At least i havent seen any ads besides defending themselves against apple. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are all companies trying to be the best and make money. Nintendo also has a lot of numbers to be bragging about but they dont either. With their numbers being around 615 million. Trust me, all of these companies make each other better.
They have pretty much no competition with 95%.. And no, he is not being immature. That's what Microsoft is looked like as. Don't try to deny it, because that is the image they have. Greedy bastards. Sony's image is professional, reliable, and the shiznit. Don't hate, appreciate.
no one is hating. If anything, you are. But you just proved my point. "Viewed as." That doesnt mean they are. Most people see Apple's Mac's as being a virus free and having the most reliable hardware/software. But we know how it really is.
yes by your ''brand'' logic ,.. Sony should count sony brand also,..when it comes to consoles it is ''Sony playstation'',.. Like radios, walkmans, tvs or something? gameboy,gameboy mini and gameboy color,..that should be considered a brand I guess,.. Playstation is Playstation,..and it is damn big brand,.. And Sony was smart for keeping it the same,.. and whoever named it,..was genius,. because it is international ,.. like gameboy,.. And I love this damn machines, and really started to respect Sony! They just shiet quality allover the gamers,..
Proved your point? I wasn't denying it. :/ They still are viewed as it though, because of their greedy actions in the past and present. Funny how you pay so much attention to "viewed" though, because I wasn't trying to make a point of them being greedy or even argue with you. If I was, I'd write a long ass list of the greedy things Microsoft does.
awesome news my 15yrs supporting the ps brand with no regrets.
The old school ps1 that started it all. Back when games were difficult, noobs were scarce and trolls were in fantasy books. I remember my first copies of jet moto, rsident evil 1 and 2, tomb raider, Gran turismo, einhander, fighting force and metal gear solid. Those were the days my friends! sony is up their with sega and nintendo in my book. happy b-day!!!!
No way there were some brutal damn saturn trolls. :) The saturn was 2d nirvana, but the psx changed the game.
@joypads I agree with u, I guess Sony probably feel theres no need too rub it in the face of its competitors, they're being more humble now.
Happy Birthday PlayStation, I hope you'll be around to see many more. You made the gaming industry what it is today. My first PlayStation game I ever play was Battle Arena Toshiden at an Arcade, but when I got my very own PS1 for Christmas I got Final Fantasy 7 with it that was the day my life was changed forever. I've been gaming for over 20 years and FF7 is still the greatest game I have ever played. Sony's PS will always have a special place in my heart.
i was a sega fan till i saw resident evil, soulblade & final fantasy7... the rest is history
377 million is a lot.
hasnt the ps2 sold over 150 million?
I got my gaming start on the NES but the PS1 is what made me the gamer I am today. it was so different from the NES my parents actually bought me one and I havent looked back since. Ive gamed on every Sony platform since and I still like to go back and play many of the now classic titles I enjoyed when I was younger. Happy 15th Bday Sony. I hope your around for at least 15 more.
I think I got my PS1 when I was like 5, my very first game was Grand Turismo =D Me and Sony got history =D They are the best because they never fail to deliver.
I can still remember the day, I was walking through our shopping center with 2 weeks holiday pay burning a hole in my pocket. I was going to buy a pistol and join a gun range when I saw this this called Wipeout. OMG, for a kid that grew up on Game&Watch, Atari 2600 and C64 before moving onto the "fancy" graphics of Nes, SNES and Megadrive, this was like the future was now. I was already a gamer of many years, but we didnt have the infomation bombardment like we do now without the internet. Still I dont know how this thing snuck up on me like it did but had I been on a horse, it would have knocked me off it. Anyway, the rest is history, Sony changed gaming forever, made some follow suit, made some quit hardware, and made others try to emulate their success, but no-one has delivered like them. The best games, and the best hardware for 3 generations running, and like the Australian Cricket team who have won 3 World Cups in a row (never done before) because they have a whole infastructure of young players coming through the ranks, Sony has studios upon studios chock full of talent. Talent that actually helps one another with technology and know how. With that sort of backing its hard to believe PS4 wont be a success also.
I still have my PS1 and PS2. Ah, good times. Keep strong PS brand!
i still remember buying my first playstation with a copy of twisted metal and Crash bandicoot and do anybody remember the Demo disc that came with the system? with many games on it Most of those games i brought that introduced me to games like metal gear spyro, cool boaders, papa the raper,intelligent cube, jet moto, and star wars.
You must have got it a little into its life cycle already. The demo that came with the launch Playstation had a T-Rex and a Manta-Ray on it. You could zoom it and pan around, it was awesome. The whole world was still freaking over Jurassic Park remember and the T-Rex model did look pretty amazing at the time. I often wish PS3 had some cool screen savers like this, or maybe that ultra realistic looking fish tank would be cool. I've had my 40" plugged into my PC and had that running and anyone just walking into the room takes a second to realise its not full of water.
I first saw the Platstation in a magazine when I was 9. Having owned a Sega Genisis, I thought naturally, the next best thing was the Saturn, but after seeing the PS in a magzine that was what I wanted. The look of the system and its controller alone sold me. I'm still using that controller know, albeit be it a red DS3. Great times, great systems.
I had owned an original nintendo and three gameboys before I was introduced to the Playstation brand but I knew it was special from the get go. I had played games on the other systems but I was never hooked until I got my playstation =) When the PS2 came out it was a no brainer, same for my launch fat PS3. All still in working condition to this day. All purchased on launch day. What a great set of systems and what a great brand. Thank You Sony!
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