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PlayStation: 15 Years In The Making…

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

Today we celebrate 15 Years of PlayStation, the gaming industry and most importantly, the PlayStation fan. It is an honor to officially kick off our celebration on the PlayStation.Blog with a retrospective journey and history lesson 15 years in the making.

The PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation 3 — these aren’t just names to Sony gaming products — these are milestones in every gamers’ coming of age story. Twisted Metal, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Killzone and God of War, aren’t just clever titles to PlayStation classics — but defining moments in gaming history where PlayStation stands above the rest, delivering memorable experiences and jaw-dropping moments.

PlayStation 15: PlayStationPlayStation 15: PlayStation 2

Sitting at PlayStation and being part of this amazing journey as a gamer and now working with the PlayStation team, I can’t help but recollect my first encounter with Metal Gear Solid. Within moments of popping in my PlayStation Underground disc, and booting the MGS demo — I knew right there and then what I wanted to do with my life. I must have shredded through several layers of protective coating on the PlayStation disc, playing the MGS demo over and over, patiently waiting for Hideo Kojima’s classic. If I can define my favorite PlayStation moment in two words, it would be: Pyscho Mantis.

PlayStation 15: PlayStation PortablePlayStation 15: PlayStation 3

Where were you on September 9th, 1995?

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favian said:

September 10th, 11:06 am

I wish you guys would celebrate 15 years of video game heritage in a more spectacular way. 50% reduction on a game that IGN gave a score of 29 and an overall poor metascritit aggrgate score is blah (Super Rub a Dub.

How about a store wide sale, or strongarming all third parties into releasing their psp and ps1 back catalogs on psn today. I’d like Legend of Mana, Einhander, War of the Lions, Suikoden 2, Rhapsody, and others on the store.

I’ve got all this disposable income and you guys don’t seem to want it! lol

jason3064 said:

September 10th, 11:09 am

i didn’t join the revolution till 1998 and my first game was vagrant story,best game ever.i love that freaking game,too bad it doesn’t get it’s due respect

bubit13 said:

September 10th, 11:40 am

I LALALALA LOVED THAT VIDEO! BEEN A PLAYSTATION FAN EVERY SINCE MY FIRST PLAYSTATION, CAN’T WAIT TFOR THE YEARS TO COME! =] HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAYSTATION MAY THE NEXT 15 BE JUST AS GREAT.

Lucky13X said:

September 10th, 10:00 pm

Glad to see that the Anniversry got its own post. Checked here in the morning & afternoon, and there was nothing.

Here’s to another 15 great years. I am confident the PSP and PS3 will keep the namesake going strong until the next generation of Playstation products.

Spacerac said:

September 11th, 1:56 am

I was seven years old and I still remember very clearly when I unwrapped Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. December 25, 1997. Screaming that I got “Crash Bandicot” pronouncing it wrong like “Bandi-caught”. It was my very first video game and I never stopped gaming since. I remember opening up the PlayStation box, and opening the second dual analog controller that was packed separately. 18 PS1 games, 20 PS2 games, 7 PSP games, and 6 PS3 (just got one) games later, my original PlayStation and all my old PS1 games still work. The Demo Disc Interactive CD Volume 4 still works too, and I remember when my friends showed me the secret codes behind the demo squares that got you bonus content. Thanks for all the great gaming years.

Oh yeah, and one more thing that has never, ever left my brain, nay, my SOUL:

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Got that one for my birthday following that very monumental Christmas.

zeroichigo said:

September 11th, 2:21 am

has it really been 15 years?! I still remember the day that i got the ‘new’ playstation. my father took me to toysRus, and bought me the new playstation and it came with a demo disc and battle arena toshinden (which i still have). favorite character was/still is Ellis. ever since then i have been a loyal customer to Sony and am happy to exchange my student loan money for amazing products. keep it up sony! hope to play until i die (or hands fall off from arthritis)!

twistedfloyd said:

September 12th, 4:08 pm

Happy belated birthday Playstation! You stole my heart with Twisted Metal 2 and for gaming, I will always be loyal to Playstation. I have all the systems, and thank all of you for your amazing work over the last 15 years, and all the amazing rides you have taken me on!

kanoki4 said:

September 12th, 6:04 pm

I am glad I got into Playstation last year. I bought my PSP for Dissidia: Final Fantasy then like 2 months later I got my PS3 with a copy of Assassin’s Creed II. I only got like 10 games for my PSP and 19 for my PS3(not including downloads).

Keep up the good work Sony.

PuNx_LBC said:

September 14th, 10:15 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!
been with u from the start

Burrito said:

September 16th, 10:26 am

Safeway cake!!

lofiweapwn said:

September 16th, 10:35 am

FBT3 IS MESSED UP AND YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT CAKE???

calluty said:

September 16th, 3:01 pm

HAPPY BDAY PLAYSTATION,
PLAYSTATION IS THE BEST THEIR IS AND WE KNOW IT EVEN XBOX KNOW IT AND THATS WAY XBOX GOT NOTHING ON PS3!!!!
PS3 RULES!!!!

Icestar10 said:

October 8th, 7:14 am

I know I am late, but happy birthday, Playstation!!! :D

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