Sony is celebrating the PlayStation 1's 25th anniversary today in North America. Find out about the history of the console and more.
Wow !! 25 years has passed since the Playstation become the king of this game industry, congrats Sony!
Playstation the undisputed champion. I remember the demo CD that came with my PS that had tenka, porsche challenge, hercules etc and that soul blade video. Great times.
The demo disc in the UK had a mint (for the time) interactive trex.
Iain04 Yeah I remember that and also the interactive manta ray fish
I bought ps1 in 1997.. Took me 1 year in 1996 to admit PS is the new King.. Hard when you have been SEGA fan since the beginning, you have a Saturn and a TV hi-fi company comes with its first console and crushes everything.. Even the upcoming N64 was dead on arrival due to variety of games PS was offering..undisputed king of gaming ever since...with Nintendo
That was a great time for me. I was 22 (a month shy of 23) and my buddy and I picked up our PS1's at the same time. i got the game Ridge Racer and Battle Arena Toshinden. He got Raiden Project and Ace Combat. Good times... good times. I know getting that black lambo was a pain in the ass for me but i did it.
Not good times, BEST times!!
I got my PlayStation just like you. in 97 after realizing my Sega Saturn was getting its ass kicked. I was 23 at the time.
Holy cow, your an old man ;)
Great story...brings back memories of my first experience with the PS1. I was 20 It was early 1996, I went with a friend, over to another friends house and when we walked into his bedroom he was playing Battle Arena Toshinden. I was like "what is that?" and he said it was a Sony Play Station (thats how I heard it). And I was like, wait, what? Sony made a games console? And there it was, the grey console with a flip top that held a disk. It was instant love at first sight...lol. I can remember going over to the electronics department everytime I was at walmart to look at it and the games. Was still saving money to get it. Needed over $300. Then one day I went over there and it said $199... I could not believe it. I had enough.. I was on cloud 9. Walked out with my Playstation and a new very cool looking game called Resident Evil. The rest is history.
and to celebrate they did what exactly?
save the game industry several times,gaming innovation, not disappoint their consumers, create legendary games(exclusives) and push game franchises and created new ones so the competitors including PC gamers can enjoy, these highlights just to name a few, they have plenty of reasons to celebrate ;)
Gaming innovation? Please enlighten me
Paid homage to the PS legacy. Had ice cream cake. Otherwise, why make a big deal about it? They did a big deal about the 25th anniversary of the PS brand last year celebrating when it first launched in Japan. Seems kind of redundant to do it again just because it released in the US 25 years ago.
Celebrate it was released 25 years a good .. did not your daddy celebrate your birthday day ...
They released Bedroom to Billions at least. But im yet to watch it
How about we get that release date and price as a way of celebrating Sony?
Got my first playstation in 1997. It came with a memory card, dualshock controller and Porsche Challenge all for £179.99 from electronics boutique. Nice move by Microsoft to announce the xbox price on the PlayStations 25th birthday though.
I'm not sure it makes any difference, tbh.
So today should be the price and date reveal !
The anniversary was yesterday
Only in the US though, right?
Yes Sully. It was Japan last year I believe
bought ps1 in the year 1997. was blown away by the Crash Bandicoot graphics. also bunch of namco games.
They could celebrate it with a gaming event, with lots of news about games and console prices, that's what gamers want.
This is where you want a well planned PS1 mini it would be great for the anniversary. Instead of a poorly planned rushed out the door for the holiday season PS1 mini.
Thanks for the memories, the push for maturity in the industry, and the unusually long loading times that provided me with ample time to make a sandwich before playing.
Ahh, Those shiny black discs. It wasnt a pc cd rom or saturn game. It was.. visibly different from the plain and ordinary cd. Its was.. cool. That's how you knew it was a PlayStation game at glance. Gateway MT6706 2008
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