27 years ago, on December 3, 1994, the first-ever PlayStation was released in Japan – and the rest is history as they say.
Kotaku.com wrote: “It’s hard to underscore the PlayStation’s impact. The graphics and sound were all cutting edge for their time. Compared to the cartridge-based games of Sony’s competitors, the PlayStation looked like the future.”
The new console was such a hit, it actually lured the Final Fantasy series away from Nintendo.
By 2005, Sony had shipped over 100 million PlayStation 1’s and of course, paved the way for the PlayStation 2, the best-selling console of all time.
Did you have a PlayStation 1? Do you remember your initial reaction to it?