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Sony Release a Second "Evolution of PlayStation" Video

A new video every night.

Sony are doing a fantastic job of building hype ahead of what is undoubtedly the reveal of the next PlayStation console on Wednesday.

These PlayStation Evolution videos – arriving close to midnight UK time each night – aren’t the greatest formatted videos (they feel a bit like a documentary from about ten years ago rather than something current) but they do a good job of summing up each period of PlayStation history.

This second video, which is all about the PS2, oddly lacks a voiceover yet still manages to do a good job of celebrating the PS2 – the best selling console of all time.

You can expect another, presumably PSP focussed, video about in about twenty three hours from now – that’s between 11pm and 12pm tomorrow night. Keep an eye on Sony’s YouTube channel if you don’t want to miss it.

  1. Lewis
    Since: Feb 2010

    I’m dreading the next video. It will make my beloved Playstation 3 look dated and old, then there will be the long wait for the launch of the Playstation 4. At least there are a good few decent titles coming out this year. There is life in the old dog yet!

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 01:27.
    • Flexxible
      Since: Mar 2009

      think the next video will be PSP, then monday for PS3 and then tuesday for the Vita and then leading to PS4 reveal, so the next video shouldn’t make your PS3 look dated and old.

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 09:32.
      • damoxuk
        Since: May 2011

        More likely PSP Monday, PS3 Tuesday and Vita Wednesday followed by PS4 later in the day.

        Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 13:36.
      • Lewis
        Since: Feb 2010

        Old and dated :(

        Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 23:42.
  2. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    More lovely stuff. To think of the dominance the PS2 had. Just stunning.

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 01:33.
  3. JesseDeya
    Since: Jan 2010

    There is no way the isn’t supposed to have a voice over. I think the messed something up… there are clearly sections of that video where they NEED a voice over, like the bit where they are inteviewing a guy in the crowd for 5 seconds with no sound, or where ‘Andrew Glassman’ is reading a news report with NO SOUND and nothing on the screen to even suggest it’s related to Sony or the PS2.

    How long til we get the voice over version I wonder?

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 02:30.
    • JesseDeya
      Since: Jan 2010

      TSA needs an edit button.

      *this isn’t supposed to
      *they messed something up

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 02:31.
  4. hazelam
    Since: Feb 2009

    on the playstation youtube channel, they have a version with voiceover, the sonyplaystation channel version doesn’t have it.
    it’s the same with the first video as well, i’m not sure why they put two versions up, but if you want the one with voiceover, that link will take you there.

    i only noticed because i decided to rewatch the first video to remind myself, and noticed that on that channel it didn’t have any voiceover, then i went back to the article about the first video to confirm i actually correctly remembered it having a voiceover, then i discovered that was a different channel.

    maybe check the playstation channel for new videos if you wanna post the ones with voiceovers.

    also, weirdly they muted the tv news people talking about the console in the no voiceover video.

    anyway, cool to see some of the history of the playstation consoles, sure brings back some memories.

    and did they really start that video with a sheep getting trampled? o_O

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 08:38.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      Thanks, I’ve swapped the videos out.

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 09:22.
      • Blair Inglis
        Since: May 2009

        Oh, that’s odd.

        Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 12:21.
    • Lewis
      Since: Feb 2010

      I thought they might have sacked him for some unknown reason. Only to be found later drunk and disheveled in a holiday inn on the outskirts of Dorset.
      That would be an awesome headline. Monotonous Sony voice over man gets the sack then goes missing!

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 11:07.
  5. JBoo
    Since: Oct 2011

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    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 11:30.
    • project84music
      Since: Mar 2010

      I was thinking the exact same thing – feel like they very deliberately used that footage as a kind of ‘hey look what we did first!’ sort of thing.

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 11:36.
  6. Awayze
    Since: Jul 2010

    PS4! PS4! PS4! PS4!

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 13:18.
    • Sympozium
      Since: Aug 2009

      EDF! EDF! EDF! EDF! (omg millionz of bugz)

      Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 17:37.
  7. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    I’m gonna burst! I think my niece is gonna arrive and the announcement of the PS4 on the same day. All kinds of awesome.

    Comment posted on 17/02/2013 at 19:10.