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20 Years Ago Today…

Posted by Shawn Layden on Sep 09, 2015


Where were you 20 years ago?

I was in Tokyo, already enjoying my PlayStation as it had launched over nine months earlier in Japan, December 3, 1994, and I am sure I was still chasing the final black racer in Ridge well into 1995. By the time the PlayStation launched in North America on 9/9/95, I was splitting my time between Tekken and Battle Arena Toshinden and trying to get a US copy of ESPN Street Games (incidentally, the first game I worked on at SCEI to localize for the Japanese market.)

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That’s A Wrap: PlayStation’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Posted by Shawn Layden on Jun 15, 2015

Final Fantasy VII Remake

We just wrapped the E3 2015 PlayStation press conference where I hope all of you saw how PlayStation 4 is redefining what we play, how we play, and who it is that’s playing games today.

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PlayStation 4 Turns One

Posted by Shawn Layden on Nov 14, 2014


It’s hard to believe that 12 short months ago, the PlayStation Nation finally got their hands on the most powerful and socially connected gaming platform ever created.

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Vib Ribbon Finally Releases in North America Tomorrow

Posted by Shawn Layden on Oct 06, 2014


Hey everyone! If you saw our E3 Press Conference a few months back you may recall, amid all the great games and oversized hand gestures, that I gave a shout out to what I believe to be one of the most iconic games from PlayStation’s first generation: Vib Ribbon. I wanted to give Vibri some much-deserved, though belated, screen time as I felt this game really captured the crazy that PlayStation was keen to offer back then… and look to continue now with our outreach to the innovative and indie game community. I figured Vib Ribbon was a perfect example, and today I’m pleased to announce that Vib Ribbon will finally make a long overdue release in the US, Canada, Latin America and Japan this week, with Europe following next week.

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PS4: 10 Million and Going Strong

Posted by Shawn Layden on Aug 12, 2014


PlayStation Nation: Thank you! We just announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold through more than 10 million units worldwide –- and more than 30 million PS4 games have been sold –- since its launch less than nine months ago.

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Round-up: PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference

Posted by Shawn Layden on Jun 09, 2014


The team at PlayStation wanted to make one thing very clear during tonight’s event: that PlayStation is, and will always be, the best place to play. We’re accomplishing this by listening closely to what you want most from next gen gaming and fostering a vibrant community that shares your same passions. All of the announcements we made tonight were centered on delivering the richest, most innovative gaming experiences that simply can’t be found on any other platform.

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