Sony’s PlayStation One is turning 25 years old, and people around the world are collectively gasping as they realise their age.
For many, the PlayStation One was the first introduction to video games, a console that broke away from the gaming sector previously dominated by Nintendo and Sega. The PlayStation One represented something new, and brought with it a host of revolutionary features and games, including saving your progress mid-game—something commonplace in modern consoles.
In terms of games, does it get better than Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy (to name a few)?
The loading noise of the PlayStation One is still just as recognisable as any, and many fond memories around the world were spent in front of the ground-breaking console.
As video game consoles developed, many of the features available today have their roots firmly embedded in the territory that PlayStation One pioneered.
The follow up to the PlayStation One, the aptly named PlayStation Two, went on to sell more than 150 million units, making it the best-selling home console of all time.
In 25 years of immaculate gaming history, and with a general understanding of just how far PlayStation and gaming has come, one can only marvel thinking about what the next 25 years could bring.