20 Years Ago Today

By Shawn Layden "Where were you 20 years ago?
I was in Tokyo, already enjoying my PlayStation as it had launched over nine months earlier in Japan, December 3, 1994, and I am sure I was still chasing the final black racer in Ridge well into 1995. By the time the PlayStation launched in North America on 9/9/95, I was splitting my time between Tekken and Battle Arena Toshinden and trying to get a US copy of ESPN Street Games (incidentally, the first game I worked on at SCEI to localize for the Japanese market"

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the-dragons-bane1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

I got my ps1 at launch and i STILL have it!

Sony really changed the industry for the better with the PlayStation!

Bathyj1161d ago

It really did. I actually won a PSOne in a nightclub killing everyone at Wipeout 2097. Things like that just didnt happen before Playstation made gaming cool for adults.

FallenAngel19841161d ago

I was enjoying the SNES. I didn't hop on board Sony's first console until the late 90s/early 2000's.

SoapShoes1161d ago

I didn't get a PS1 until 1996 but it was awesome! I remember absolutely having to get Crash Bandicoot and the anxiety of waiting for Crash 2 to come out.

ocelot071161d ago

Honestly can't believe it has been almost 20 years since the launch of the PS1 in the west.

I can't exactly remember getting one as I was only 5 when it came out. How ever I do remember playing Ridge Racer and Wipeout a lot. So am guessing sometime in 1996.

I remember playing the hell out of Gran Turismo and Point Blank, Metal Gear Solid, Ape Escape, Syphone Filter, Resident Evil, Aliens Trilogy, Mortal Kombat Trilogy good times.

noksucow731161d ago

Props to Sony. I grew up a Sega fanboy I guess, and picked up a Saturn, while my younger brother purchased a Playstation. I was envious of all the titles that flooded that system. Yeah I loved my Saturn, and still do, but Sony entered the market and dominated! If only Sega or Nintendo would've partnered with Sony for their disc system things may have been different. Both were approached by Sony, but opted to go a different direction. I'm sure they're kicking themselves for that one.

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