Reads the press release:
20 years is a long time! In 1994, many outsiders thought that Sony was slightly crazy to launch the original PlayStation into an incredibly competitive gaming market. Who could blame them? Sony was (and is!) famous for engineering great electronics, audio equipment and many other consumer devices. But game consoles?!
Sony Computer Entertainment, founded by my mentor Ken Kutaragi, was a project borne out of sincere passion and deep admiration for the craft of game development. The mid '90s were an exciting time for game developers, driven by the explosion of powerful but affordable 3D graphics rendering hardware and the birth of many young and adventurous development studios. The original PlayStation was meant to embody that sense of adventure and discovery, that sense that anything was possible.
We sincerely thank you for joining us on our exciting 20-year journey. You have made every bump and scrape we took along the way worthwhile. And there's so much more to come! :D
The special edition console, in the "Original Grey" finish, also comes packaged in a commemorative box, and there will only be 12,300 made in total. The launch price is €499 but Sony hasn't confirmed yet how to purchase the system.
Check out these pics and videos and feel the wave of nostalgia:
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 3 Dec 2014 22:42