Sony Celebrates 20 Years of PlayStation With Restricted Version Console

Able to really feel previous? Wednesday marked the twentieth birthday of the unique PlayStation, which was launched on Dec. three, 1994 in Japan. It was Sony Pc Leisure’s first foray into the gaming console wars, and it competed primarily towards the Nintendo sixty four. The PlayStation’s main benefit was its CD-ROM drive, which enabled bigger, extra detailed recreation worlds than Nintendo’s cartridge-based mostly system. The end result was a legendary library of video games: Metallic Gear Strong, Resident Evil, Gran Turismo, and of a number of Last Fantasy video games all referred to as the PlayStation residence, together with lots of extra.

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The restricted-version PS4 and its controller use the unique PlayStation’s grey.

To rejoice this milestone, Sony has launched a particular twentieth-anniversary model of its new PS4 console with a shade scheme resembling the unique. "We sincerely thanks for becoming a member of us on our thrilling 20-yr journey," wrote SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida. "You will have made each bump and scrape we took alongside the best way worthwhile." Even the corporate’s largest rival had some type phrases to say. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, tweeted:

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—Devin Coldewey
First revealed December four 2014, eleven:forty AM