A decade-and-a-half ago, Sony tipped a tentative toe into the video game business. The water turned out just fine, as the first Playstation console turned out to be a major success and cemented Sony as a leader in the video game console business. Two consoles later, there’s been a whole cultural shift about how video games have impacted fans’ lives.
Check out these infographics for the low-down on the impact the Playstation has had in since it debuted in 1995. Honestly, that dating statistic seems a little dubious to me but your mileage may vary. Also, Sony’s offering some goodies for loyal fans who want to show their PS love:
In honor of the 15 year anniversary and over the next several months, fans of PlayStation will be able to join the celebrations with:
- Free downloadable PS3 & PSP static themes available for download on the PlayStation®Store starting today **
- Weekly discounts on select PS One® titles within the PlayStation®15th anniversary collection page, available in all SCEA territories on PS3, PSP & Media Go Storefronts. In addition to a 50 percent sale on Super Rub A Dub (Super Rub A Dub offer good from Thursday, September 9, 2010 – through Monday, September 20, 2010).
- A PlayStation®Home commemorative Original PlayStation® (PS One®) ornament for personal spaces available starting today.
Here at Techland, we’re working on another celebration of games that have appeared on Playstation consoles. Stay tuned!