PlayStation Celebrates 25th Birthday Anniversary
Today, the PlayStation brand marks its 25th anniversary. It is the original Japanese console that has launched way back December 3, 1994.
Since then, the consoles have moved the markets. They have been shooting the top of the list of most consoles sold. They are also playing entertainers to some of the best games ever made.
The original console was a success. PlayStation sold around 100,000 units on its launch day. It was part of the fifth-gen console line-up, leading in the era of 3D graphics and disc-based games.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn gave it a somewhat tough competition. The PS1, in the long run, sold more than both of them combined.
PlayStation currently has the three best-selling home consoles of all time. These are the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation in order.
A month ago, the PS4 only on the record beat out the Wii in lifetime sales.
In a similar line, Guinness World Records currently recognized PlayStation as the best-selling home console brand ever.
PlayStation sold out roughly 450 million units across four generations. The selling happened as of early November.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, clearly indicated in his celebratory blog post that the corporation’s eagerness to embrace third-party development was one of the keystones of its success.
He said, “From the very start, we opened our arms to developers, providing the tools and technology to create beautiful, expansive worlds, and to experiment with new ideas.”
Ryan added, “That approach led a diversity of games PlayStation is known for, a true hallmark for the brand across multiple generations of hardware platforms.”
Gamers Reminisce PlayStation Memories on Its Anniversary
A generation of gamers is reminiscing today on how much the PlayStation has meant to them. The hashtag #25YearsofPlay on Twitter proves how much games appreciate the gaming brand.
Several gamers recall their memories as they enjoy playing with different PlayStation gaming consoles.
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Elsewhere, PlayStation announced you can now access PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and Formula 1 2019 starting today.
Moreover, you can stream and download them on your console, depending on your choice. The update brings up the PlayStation Now library to roughly 800 games in total.
In a statement, Sony of PUBG indicated, “Land, loot, and outwit your rivals to become the last player left standing in a thrilling game experience full of surprising, adrenaline-pumping instants in PUBG.”
In addition, “Compete with 100 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills. Available to download (PS4 only) and stream through March 3, 2020.” it says.
Meanwhile, there is only a limited time to access it. So, you might want to try and get a hold of your Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner, as soon as possible.
PlayStation Now is a reasonably good deal if you are continuously finishing new titles. All the video gaming brand needs now is day one streaming for PlayStation exclusives.
It’s a great hit for your money, as it still stands.