This day 25 years ago - 3 December 1994 - Sony's official PlayStation stores hit stores in Japan and launched a market earthquake that has now won a Guinness world record.
“We are thrilled to be certified as the 'best selling home video game console brand', with over 450 million units of the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PS4 since November 7, according to Guinness World Record @GWR, ”the PlayStation post-likes on the official club's Twitter page reports on Tuesday, one photo Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and former CEO Ken Kutaragi.
Looking at individual console sales through September, PS2 and PS4 are the top home consoles of all time, with sales of 155 million and 102,8 million consoles respectively. The original PlayStation is back with 102,5 millions, while PS3 has sold comparatively disappointing 87,4 million units.
“Starting from a humble beginning as a startup at Sony, Ken Kutaragi and his team have delivered a vision to transform the video games as a form entertainment that everyone could enjoy and create one platform for game developers to express their creativity, ”Ryan writes in a blog post referring to PlayStation's 25 anniversary.
“The original PlayStation sold 100.000 units at Japan on its first day and became the first home console to surpass the 100 million units sold worldwide. "
The PS5 is on the horizon for 2020, but there is still life on PS4. Upcoming exclusives of "The Last of Us Part 2" and "Ghost of Tsushima" will keep the consoles "on" until the next one arrives generation.