Sony Celebrates 15 Years of PlayStation

By Joel Taveras

September 9, 2010

Fifteen years ago today, the Sony PlayStation took the world by storm. During a time dominated by plastic cartridges, Sony (no surprise here) decided to go a different route and introduce the CD-Rom to the home console. The result, well as you know, has helped Sony create some of the most amazing experiences in the history of gaming, When they entered the industry, gaming was still only a 2.6 billion dollar niche. Today, with the help of the Sony brand (as well as other that have emerged since) gaming is now a 20 billion dollar industry and a dominant force in entertainment.

What’s the best way to celebrate such a milestone? Well if you ask Sony, the answer is simple. Buy more PlayStation stuff, and do it on the cheap! In honor of the 15 year anniversary during the next several months, those who want to help celebrate can enjoy the following:

  • Free downloadable PS3 & PSP static themes available for download on the PlayStation®Store starting today **
  • Weekly discounts on select PS One® titles within the PlayStation®15th anniversary collection page, available in all SCEA territories on PS3, PSP & Media Go Storefronts. In addition to a 50 percent sale on Super Rub A Dub (Super Rub A Dub offer good from Thursday, September 9, 2010 – through Monday, September 20, 2010).
  • A PlayStation®Home commemorative Original PlayStation® (PS One®) ornament for personal spaces available starting today

I will leave you with a staggering statistic about the PlayStation brand. To this day, Sony has sold 377 million hardware consoles, and more than 2 billion software units around the world. Think about it, that’s 1 game each for 33% of the world’s population. With the PS3’s recent momentum and the PS Move marking a new era for the PlayStation brand, Sony shows no signs of slowing down. It’s for that same reason that they have lasted this long.

Happy Anniversary PlayStation, DualShockers wishes you many more!


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Joel Taveras

Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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