Sony's PlayStation One Celebrates 20 Years Today

By Bjorn Ramos , Updated Sep 09, 2015 09:51 PM EDT

On this day in the year 1995, Sony released a gaming console that has ever since shaped the very core of entertainment. The Sony PlayStation or PlayStation One was released on September 1995 and has offered a crisper and sophisticated game experience for players that had grew up with the earlier consoles; Nintendo SNES, Sega, Atari, etc.

The PS One offered the same games which had counterparts on other game consoles but with better gameplay and graphics. It features a more realistic experience for gamers, similar to the arcade games that everyone longed to play inside their living room.

Sony also blew away the competition by introducing three-dimensional format of sports, action adventure, first person shooting, and of course, the role-playing game genre. The PS One gave the gaming public the opportunity to play as their favorite NBA teams and players as well as their all-time favorite NFL players.

The PlayStation One also provided the gaming community an easier and more efficient control on their favorite first person shooting games, as compared to the complicated and difficult PC controls. Of course, the PlayStation also introduced a different view and perspective for the role-playing game genre. From a simple Super Mario, who is tasked to get to the princess at all cost to the more sophisticated storyline and gameplay of the Final Fantasy series.

PlayStation One also paved the way to the legendary games such as Syphon Filter, Silent Hill, Valkyrie, Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, Tomb Raider, and of course Final Fantasy VII.

PlayStation One was released in an era where technology was about to break out and change the way we live. PS One was the first game console who dared to cross the line between uniqueness and unrealistic. After 20 years, who would have thought that today's gaming console, who picked up from the PS One's out of the box technology and credo, can offer a very close to real gaming experience where you can see the beads of sweat forming on a LeBron James' forehead in the NBA 2K15. So as a way of saying thank you, this article is solely dedicated to the contribution of the PlayStation One in the gaming console industry. 

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