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Playstation Is Now 15 Years Old!

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In what seems like a fitting commemoration, Sony is today celebrating fifteen years of the Playstation brand.

What originally started on December 3rd, 1994 in Japan as a spurned Super Nintendo CD drive turned multimedia powerhouse, the Sony Playstation brand has literally leapt from strength to strength, with the original console still holding the record for the most amount of units sold over its life cycle.

While the PS2 also went onto dominate the following generation in 2000, the PSP and PS3 have yet to do so, with both struggling against their erstwhile rivals Nintendo and Microsoft but still showing a great future for both, with the PS3 especially taking it up a notch this past year.

Most of all though, Sony has been responsible for bringing some of the most legendary games and franchises to fruition. Titles such as Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Shadow Of The Colossus, ICO, Gran Turismo and many, many more were all synonymous with the Playstation brand and it is to this that we should raise or wine/beer glasses and toast Sony for what they have done and what they continue to bring to this industry.

Also, I don’t know about you folks, but hearing the wind chimes PSOne startup sequence still to this day gives me goosebumps.

=o)

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Written by bitsnark

December 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm

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