PlayStation's 25th birthday! | allthingsblogging.com
On December 3, 1999, a new console debuted on the Japanese market. In one day, it sold 100,000 copies of PlayStation. Today the brand is known all over the world and has millions of dedicated fans.
Before Sony turned to the console market, Nintendo was the indisputable industry leader. While working on a new type of "other than all" console (the company's flagship password), the Japanese knew that it had to use CD-ROM technology, in which Sony also took its first steps. Interestingly, the alliance with Nintendo was originally planned, but the latter producer changed plans and allied with Philips at the last moment. Nintendo also worked on a console for CDs, but finally SNES-CD has never been created. From the beginning, games were a strong trademark of the brand. In the premiere period, players could play hits such as "Rayman", "Street Fighter" and "Wipeout" on PlayStation. Visually, they set the bar for games released on then PCs.
It came to Europe only in 1995. The console used a 32-bit RISC R3000A MIPS processor clocked at 33.86 MHz and 2 MB of RAM. The maximum resolution of launched games was 640 x 480 pixels. The device also uses memory cards to save game states. They had a capacity of 128 KB to 8 MB. PlayStation was the first home console with sales exceeding 100 million units.
– We hit the players because PlayStation offered experiences that went beyond what anyone could imagine being possible thanks to a home console – wrote on the PlayStation blog Jim Ryan, president and CEO of SIE. – From the very beginning, we've opened our arms to programmers, providing them with tools and technologies to create beautiful, elaborate worlds and experiment with new ideas. This approach has led to a variety of games that PlayStation is known for, which is a true showcase of our brand on many generations. It's amazing to see fans growing up on PlayStation who are now passing on their love of games to children playing with them on PS4. On behalf of everyone at PlayStation, thank you for this journey.
This week, Sony intends to celebrate together with its fans. The company has not yet revealed what exactly you can count on. It is speculated that in addition to promotions for the purchase of games and free avatars, the manufacturer may be tempted to make an announcement related to PS5. It is very possible that we will also see documentary materials dedicated to the brand's birthday. | allthingsblogging.com