December 3, 1994: Sony’s PlayStation Is Released In Japan
Today in 1994, Sony released its game-changing (no pun intended) console, the PlayStation. It was released as part of the fifth-generation of consoles, with its main competitors being the Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn. With a library that included milestone games like Grand Theft Auto, Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, and Tomb Raider (among many others), Sony's PlayStation emerged as the clear winner of the fifth-gen console wars. On December 3, 2018, Sony released the PlayStation Classic, a dedicated console (meaning it doesn't play external games) with 20 games built in.