Sony has released its own platinum trophy and made it into the Guinness Book of Records with the PlayStation brand. With over 450 million consoles sold, the PlayStation is the best-selling home console ever.
In the period between the Japan release of the PlayStation on December 3, 1994 and November 7, 2019, Sony Sold 450,190,000 PlayStation brand consoles, So it means the PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4, whose combined sales led to the record.
PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4 as of Nov. 7 according to @GWR,
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– PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 3, 2019
The record coming to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation, The event was attended by current CEO Jim Ryan as well as then-CEO of Ken Kutagari, who laid the foundation for the PlayStation's success in the 1990s. In one Blog Post reminds Jim Ryan of the beginnings and successful launch of 100,000 sold consoles on the first day of the original PlayStation.
In his speech, Kutagari said:
"Back when we developed the original PlayStation, we had the goal of selling a million units. I now look with nostalgia into the past. We put the PlayStation on the market to change the face of entertainment. By receiving this award today, I feel the support of the players who have enjoyed our consoles over the years and, as the father of the PlayStation, I can see a bright future. "
Even if the record and the celebrations apply to the previous consoles, with the bright future is probably meant the PS5, What records the new PlayStation will be capable of will most likely be heard towards the end of 2020.
Back to the beginning: Even the games of the first PlayStation laid the foundation for the success story:
Time for a bit of nostalgia: Which Sony console did you join the PlayStation series? Were you part of every console generation? In your opinion, which are the best titles of the individual consoles?