PlayStation Is Now Officially 20 Year Old; Happy Birthday, Sony

on December 2, 2014 9:47 AM

It’s midnight in Tokyo, and as the new day starts, PlayStation can finally officially celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sony’s console brand.

The original PlayStation was made available in Japan on December 3rd, 1994, and then came westwards almost a full year after, with its North American release in September 9th 1995, followed by Europe in September 29th.

It’s been a hell of a ride from a failed collaboration with Nintendo that many at Sony didn’t believe in, to one of the leading console brands in the world, counting four main iterations, two portables and several redesigns.

So happy birthday, PlayStation. With every generation, they say it’s the last. So here’s to the PlayStation 7, 20 years from now.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.