PlayStation is 15 Years Old

ps1 PlayStation is 15 Years Old

forevergeek gaming PlayStation is 15 Years Old Did you own an original PlayStation? Did you buy it when it first came out? If so, be aware: you’re dating yourself.

The PlayStation 1 has turned fifteen years old. Can you believe it? Since 1995, Sony has sold more than 377 million PS1s, PS2s, and PS3s.

I mean, look at the big plastic buttons and ports on that old thing. By today’s sleek & sexy standards, this thing looks like a child’s toy. But on the plus side, it was the first game console to ever use discs instead of cartridges — a format that would soon be adopted by every console maker.

To celebrate 15 years of the PlayStation, Sony is offering free themes for PS3 and PSP on the PS Store, a PS Home commemorative PS1 “ornament” for your avatar to sit and stare at, and weekly discounts on PS1 titles from the PS Store.

About Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

Comments

  1. i was thinking the Sega CD was first with CD games, it did in fact suck, but i do believe it to be out before the PS1. now that i think about it i think i had my Sega Saturn before the PS1 was out, could be wrong there. maybe i should go look at the Manu date on it…

  2. Yeah, I definately had a Mega CD and Phillips CD-i before my PS1. If I remembr correctly, even the 3D0 was also out before it. Although, I believe the PS1 just beat the Saturn to market (at least in Japan)

  3. I still own a PS1. I remember when i bought it years ago, and since then PS1 is my favorite console, and it always will be. He is right here, right next to me at this very moment. All i gotta do is stretch my left hand to grab it. I will never abandon my sweetheart on dirty attic or basement!

    Happy birthday, my best friend!

    *kisses his PS1*

  4. Wow, I missed the party… Ah well, this was my favorite console ever. I have PS2 now. But the PS1 got me into gaming and it had every great game that moulded and shaped Gaming as we know it! :D

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