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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.

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May 7, 1946: Sony Before They Were Sony

Today in 1946, Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita founded the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, later renamed to Sony in 1958. Sony has been a technology pioneer ever since, pushing the envelope in almost every home electronics category. They also have their own divisions of both film (Spider-Man, Men in Black franchises) and music production (Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Eminem). These days they may be best known for their PlayStation gaming consoles.   Image Credit: Martyn Williams | PCWorld

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