The PlayStation 25th anniversary is being celebrated by Sony right now, as they remember how the brand was started. 25 years ago this week, on December 3, 1994, the PlayStation debuted in Japan. The console came from an upstart within Sony, and sold 100,000 units in its first day. The console went on to be one of the first to sell more than 100 million units around the world, and pushed gaming to new heights.
In their blog post, Sony explain how the PlayStation was a console gamers could identify with, and get on board with more, because it offered experiences that no other consoles were providing at the time. The company opened up their platform to developers, enabling them to create better games with bigger worlds and more enjoyable mechanics, something that other platform holders weren’t doing as much at the time. This forward-thinking approach is probably why PlayStation is such a popular brand today.
Sony has worked hard with local communities around the world to make sure that all gamers feel like they’re part of the PlayStation family. That hasn’t changed today, and it doesn’t sound like it’s going to change anytime soon. With the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, we can only dream of the new types of games that the console will enable us to play. With a company like Sony leading the charge for the next console generation, there’s no telling what will be possible, and what will have been achieved by the 30th PlayStation anniversary.
It’s likely that Sony will have something big planned for this celebration. With the 20th anniversary they launched a limited edition PlayStation 4 console, which might well happen again this year. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with everything that Sony is doing this week right here, regardless of whether it’s a new console, or just some pyjamas.