UNITS SOLD WORLDWIDE
1st CONSOLE IN HISTORY TO REACH 100 MILLION UNITS SOLD!
You can say the origins of the PlayStation go all the way back 1988 when Nintendo and Sony were secretly collaborating on a one of a kind device that would utilize Sony's proven hardware and Nintendo's all star game lineup. Unfortunately before this could ever become a reality, Nintendo decided to back out. This lead Sony to develop what we now know as the PlayStation. On December 3 1994 the PlayStation launched in Japan and eventually made its way to North America with an U.S launch on September 9 1995.
The PlayStation instantly became a success and offered a wide library of games and powerful hardware for the time. PlayStation became the leader in the console space and amassed a universe of third party developers providing a steady stream of quality games throughout the PlayStation's life cycle.
Nintendo had Super Mario but PlayStation had it's own ace up its sleeve with Crash Bandicoot. The Crash Bandicoot franchise made the best use of PlayStation's low poly style graphics and created picturesque worlds with challenging progression that made even most seasoned of gamers have to be ultra focused when playing. Crash Bandicoot even had a snappy marketing campaign with commercials calling out Mario and Nintendo bringing back the good ol' video game wars vibes.
The Sony PlayStation wasn't a one hit wonder as you all might know and to this day is known as the console that introduced us to Gran Turismo, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Metal Gear Solid, and many more legendary games and beloved fan classics.
Check out our curated list of our top games on the PlayStation.