PlayStation is 20-years and Sony is celebrating it in a grand style. In 1994, when the original PlayStation was released, it practically marked the beginning of the end of SEGA as a game manufacturer. This company has since been reduced to a mere publishing house.
Nintendo also fell under the power of the PlayStation and decided to narrow its niche, catering for only casual gamers. The journey has been turbulent recently, however, but there is still a long road ahead.
In 1999, Microsoft created the Xbox to challenge the PlayStation, which suffered an embarrassing defeat. Lessons were learned and it’s successor, the Xbox 360 – Microsoft most successful game console to-date managed to dent the relevance of Sony’s expensive black-box, the PlayStation 3.
The PS3 was almost a catastrophe, Sony did so many things wrong and they paid dearly for it. All that is history now, the PlayStation 4 rocks, smashing the Xbox One in global sales every week!
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Sony is celebrating two decade of the PlayStation, “Believe it or not, Wednesday marks two decades to the day since PlayStation first arrived in stores! We’ll be celebrating #20YearsOfPlay by looking back over some of the biggest moments from our history,” Sony said in a blog post.
“For 20 hours non-stop, we’ll be posting a feast of nostalgic images, videos and infographics on the @PlayStationEU Twitter feed.”
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“Over two decades, we’ve joined generations of players on epic adventures, created incredible new worlds together and dared to dream beyond the limits of our imaginations,” says the firm on its European blog.
“PlayStation 4 has been 20 years in the making. It’s been an amazing journey and we’re not about to slow down now, so join us as we celebrate our history and look forward at what’s to come.”
The success story continues..