PlayStation Wishes the Nintendo Entertainment System a Happy 30th Anniversary

on October 18, 2015 4:20 PM

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. Called NES for short, it revolutionized gaming in the U.S. since October 18th, 1985, following the Japanese release (where it was named Famicom, and actually looked a lot cooler in its red and beige livery) two years before.

We can easily say that the NES paved the way for console gaming in the west, and the folks at Sony Computer Entertainment agree, as they sent their 30th anniversary wishes to rival company’s venerable console:

We can only agree, and join in the celebrations. Happy anniversary NES, and thanks for opening the gates of our hobby to a much wider audience.

Incidentally, the NES’ wasn’t the only North American anniversary today, as Shadow of the Colossus celebrates its 10th birthday. It was launched in the U.S. on October 18th, 2005.

 /  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.