Sony celebrates its two-decade run with an anniversary sale on PSN, stories of nostalgia on PlayStation blog

21075345130_189b1653c1_zOn September 9, 1995, gamers got their hands on the first PlayStation console. Now, 20 years later, PlayStation is one of the biggest brands in gaming.

From its humble beginnings as a CD add-on for a Nintendo console to the video game juggernaut it is today, Sony has definitely had its ups and downs with the brand. From PlayStation to PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (PSP), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4, the brand has spanned generations and redefined what gaming is all about.

It’s also had its fair share of failures like the PlayStation Move, and its fair share of innovations like the upcoming Project Morpheus.

The PlayStation blog features a post today by president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Shawn Layden all about his beginnings with the brand and how far it has come.

“And thanks to the dedication and passion of the greatest gaming community of all time, the PlayStation Nation, we are celebrating the twentieth birthday of the original PlayStation system, which officially launched in North America on September 9th, 1995,” says Layden in the post. “At its launch, PlayStation was a stylish, powerful, developer-friendly game console that popularized polygonal 3D graphics and CD playback of games and music.”

Also, be sure to check out Sony’s 20th Anniversary PSN sale, which started yesterday and goes through Monday, Sept. 14. The sale features PS Classics, newer games, add-ons and bundles, all up to 80% off.

Happy Birthday PlayStation from all of us at Sac City Gamer!

Update one: Check out this awesome video of an unboxing of a rare original PlayStation (below).

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