Sony Kick Off A Series Of “Evolution Of PlayStation” Videos Ahead Of PS4 Reveal

Sony are pretty serious about this February 20th reveal, and their marketing efforts are certainly stepping up as the event looms quickly – it’s now just a matter of days before New York hosts the big event. The video above, released this evening, is the first in a series called “Evolution of PlayStation” and showcases the early years of the brand.

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“PlayStation’s arrival to the world of gaming signaled a change in the status quo and a sign of things to come. The original PlayStation system emerged in 1994 in Japan as a dark horse challenger, a seemingly outgunned newcomer entering a crowded field dominated by legends of the 16-bit era,” said Sony’s Sid Shuman on the PlayStation Blog.

“Accompanied by a powerful salvo of titles including WipEout, Crash Bandicoot, and Gran Turismo, PlayStation’s rapid rise marked the end of one era of videogames and the dawn of another. The world was never the same.” Those are strong words, Sid. Let’s hope the PlayStation 4 lives up to this massive amount of hype the platform holder is currently building.

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19 Comments

  1. I’m so excited. Full steam ahead for the hype train!

    • Its either the PS4 or SONY have emerged as the greatest internet troll of all time!

  2. It’s coming………

  3. I’m trying to keep my excitement in check.

  4. Ah lovely trip down memory lane. Gran Turismo was fantastic back then.

  5. So many memories, it seems like only yesterday that I got a PS1 for Xmas with Spyro 2. God I loved that dragon!!

  6. has it really been nearly 20 years?
    way to make me feel old sony, thanks for that. >_<

    anyway, i don't know if excited is the word to use for me feelings about this event on the 20th, but i am eager to find out exactly what will be shown.

    was that whole "we'll wait and see what the others do first" line a smokescreen to throw them off the scent before they made their reveal first?

    kinda devious, i like it. ^_^

    • Doesn’t seem that long ago. Loved the original GT, there was nothing like it at the time.
      Can’t wait to see what Sony will reveal.

    • I don’t really understand Sony’s “we’ll wait and see what the others do first” comment. That comment was made not too long ago so surely, if MS was ready to show something, they would still have been able to throw Sony off.

  7. Still remember picking mine up on launch day with a memory card, Wipeout & Ridge Racer, happy times.

  8. Do you get the feeling that Sony are still smarting from launching the PS3 late and are going balls out for this? I do. Well done them.

  9. The Crash Bandicoot bit makes me SAD :( I wish SONY kept Crash Bandicoot as a PlayStation Exclusive character. Oh well + My 15th Anniversary of owning the PlayStation brand is coming up to :D (i.e 27th of march) + I will never forget the 1st time i played GT1 with added rumble!!! LoL:D
    + 4days 12 hours to go…god this is painful waiting to see the future of PlayStation… :P

  10. Did they also say they stole it from Nintendo? :)

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