As the PlayStation 20th birthday fast approaches celebrating the launch of the very first Playstation console in Japan on December 3rd 1994. Sony has released a quick 2 minute video montage of the past 20 years of PlayStation games. Check it out below.
The Sony PlayStation console launched in the US on September 9th 1995 so you might be able to look forward to more celebration come near that 20 year mark of that release as well, for the Sony PlayStation 20th.
“The original console in the series, the PlayStation, was the first video game console to ship 100 million units, 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. Its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000. The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling home console to date, having reached over 155 million units sold as of December 28, 2012.
Sony’s next console, the PlayStation 3, was released in 2006 and has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013. Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 4, was released in 2013, selling 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fastest selling console in history.
The first handheld game console in the PlayStation series, the PlayStation Portable or PSP, has sold a total of 80 million units worldwide as of November 2013. Its successor, the PlayStation Vita, which launched in Japan on December 17, 2011 and in most other major territories in February 2012 has sold 4 million units as of January 2013”