What happened 20 years ago today?
The PlayStation brand entered the video game world. On this day back in 1994, Sony released the original PlayStation console in Japan.
As such, they're celebrating with a special 20th anniversary video, which you can view below. It shows off a myriad of games dating back to the mid-90s, some of which were really only popular in Japan. Of course, we see classic franchises like Metal Gear Solid , Final Fantasy , Gran Turismo and Resident Evil ; it all reminds us of 20 decades of fun!
Oh, I remember the PlayStation US launch. A very different time. The idea of a Western developer creating anything halfway decent was laughable (and in fact, there were hardly any such titles, anyway), the world of true 3D gaming had just kicked off with Mario 64 , and employees at places like GameStop were actually gamers. ….seems so very long ago.