15 years ago on December 3, 1994, the PlayStation was released in Japan. The big contenders at that time were Nintendo and Sega. No one knew what to think or if the PlayStation would even last. The PlayStation brand was born out of betrayal by Nintendo, and the vision and dream of Ken Kutaragi. If you told Sony 15 years ago that they’d be where they are today, they might not believe it.
The original PlayStation took the video game industry by surprise and proved to be the dominant console of it’s generation. With the capabilities of the PlayStation and the awesome library of games, the PlayStation earned it’s rightful place as a household name. We all remember games like Final Fantasy VII, Syphon Filter, Crash Bandicoot, Parapa The Rappa, and many more.
Over the last 15 years PlayStation has grown into a dominant brand in video games. With 3 consoles (each with multiple designs) and handheld units, almost anyone you ask can tell you what PlayStation is. Thanks for the great games and good times PlayStation. You can check out a little more about the history of the PlayStation brand here.(it’s in japanese)
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