Sony unbox an original Playstation to celebrate the Playstation 20th anniversary
I didn’t care about the original Playstation 1 as a kid. I had a PC. It was way more powerful and useful than a very limited console.
I still think PCs are a way better thing than consoles… yet most of my gaming time today is spent on the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. Plus my love for PC hardware has faded away, and got replaced by a love for the cool design of gaming consoles. Yes, I love the design of my PS4, and yes, in hindsight, when I look at the PS1, I think it looks pretty cool.
Of course, not everyone today has the possibility to unbox a brand new PS1. The device was released in retail 20 years ago, after all, so it’s not like your local game shop still has an unopened box lying around.
Sony, of course, do (I wonder how many of these they still have, though… couldn’t they be doing a cool giveaway for the anniversary?). And so as part of the 20th anniversary celebration, they decided to do a cool unboxing video of the PS1.
From the Playstation blog:
Let’s revisit a time before dual analog sticks and force feedback were considered standard, when game saves were stored on tiny plastic cards, when a double-speed CD-ROM drive and 2MB of RAM were your ticket to the biggest gaming experiences possible. Gather ‘round to see what greeted gamers on September 9th, 1995.
The video showcases the original PS1 controller (is it me or does that thing look super small compared to the ps3 and ps4 controller? Or does that guy have monster hands?), the PS1 of course, and a Demo CD that was included in the “Day 1” packages of the PS1.
Most of us won’t be able to ever unbox an original ps1 package. You can still find them used for cheap though. And for those of us with a PS4, we can still relive some of the golden age of the PS1 with the upcoming 20th anniversary DS4 Controller. (Gaah, it’s out of stock at the time of this writing!)
Did you (do you) own a PS1?
Source: Playstation blog