Unboxing the Original PlayStation

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Unboxing the Original PlayStation

Woo-hoo! The original PlayStation launched in North America 20 years ago today! To commemorate the big day, I thought it might be fun to crack open a sealed original PlayStation system — something I haven’t done since I was in middle school.

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.

While I’ve got you, here’s a sneak peek at some upcoming limited-edition PlayStation 20th anniversary posters designed by the talented Cory Schmitz, whose work you may recognize from Sound Shapes, Santa Monica Studio’s new logo, and much more. He’s also a particularly big fan of the original PlayStation, as you can see here!

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Posters by Cory SchmitzPlayStation 20th Anniversary Posters by Cory SchmitzPlayStation 20th Anniversary Posters by Cory Schmitz

Stay tuned for more info on how you can get your hands on this sweet, sweet artwork. In the meantime, your phone has a gorgeous new lock screen.

20th Anniversary DualShock 4 20th Anniversary Wireless Headset
20th Anniversary DualShock 4
20th Anniversary Wireless Headset

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