- SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida
announced today alongside their 20th Anniversary PSN Discounts
that PlayStation officially turns 20 today, with a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition reveal and videos below!
To quote: Hello readers! Today is a very special moment in our history. It's been 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation, which released in Japan on December 3rd, 1994. It seems like only yesterday! I'm so glad that we can celebrate this moment together.
20 years is a long time! In 1994, many outsiders thought that Sony was slightly crazy to launch the original PlayStation into an incredibly competitive gaming market. Who could blame them? Sony was (and is!) famous for engineering great electronics, audio equipment, and many other consumer devices. But game consoles?!
Sony Computer Entertainment, founded by my mentor Ken Kutaragi
, was a project borne out of sincere passion and deep admiration for the craft of game development.
The mid 90s were an exciting time for game developers, driven by the explosion of powerful but affordable 3D graphics rendering...