The original PlayStation launched in Europe 20 years ago today

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Celebrate the milestone by winning a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition!

Hello PlayStation Blog! Today we are celebrating 20 years to the day since the launch of the original PlayStation in Europe. Duly, this means there is plenty of reminiscing (and cake!) here in the office this morning!

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If you didn’t manage to get your hands on one, then here’s another (albeit final!) chance to do so. We have created a super gaming quiz to test your knowledge of the past 20 years of PlayStation gaming. We have 20 PS4 20th Anniversary Editions to give away, with runners-up claiming a Dualshock 4 20th Anniversary Controller.

Enter here and, as always, please read the terms and conditions. Good luck!

And that’s not all that’s happening today.

We’ve created a special PlayStation Music playlist of our favourite gaming tracks from the past 20 years, with 21 tracks from 1995 to 2015. From Chemical Brothers’ Chemical Beats featured in future-racing classic WipeOut, to LittleBigPlanet’s The Orb of Dreamers, there should be something for everyone.

Click on the album cover below for a quick link to the playlist via the web player, or alternatively check it out via Spotify on PlayStation Music through your PS4.

20 Years of Play Playlist

Over on the PlayStation Forums, have your say on the games you think defined each generation. Head over there now to complete the survey. The results will be posted next month.

Speaking of lively debate, which is your favourite PlayStation character? Here are 20 of our top picks. The first PlayStation game I owned was Speed Freaks, I still lovingly remember Tabatha and her temper tantrums!

20th Anniversary Character Montage

Finally, let’s take a look back at where it all began with the original PlayStation console. We’d love to hear your favourite memories – please do comment below!

Thanks for all of your support over the past 20 years – here’s to many more!

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