September 9, 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of Sony’s original PlayStation gaming console in North America. To celebrate the event, Sony has announced some big discounts on over 100 PlayStation games.
Sony PlayStation’s 20th anniversary sale will be live until Monday, Sept. 14. This weekend is going to witness a few rush hours on the PlayStation Store. Sony offers up to 70 percent discount on many PS4, PS3, PSP and PS Vita games, and the same games will be available at 80 percent discount for PlayStation Pro members.
Some of the games that included in the 20th anniversary sale are – Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (PS3/PS4), Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Digital Pro Edition (PS3/PS4), Read Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection (PS3), Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP/PS Vita), Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (PSP/PS Vita), Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Collectors Edition, and many more. Go to the PS Store to see which games are available with the offer price tag.
The original Sony PlayStation was launched in 1995 in the U.S., and had a controller without analog sticks and force feedback feature, dual speed CDROM drive and 16.8 million color output, 2MB of RAM and 1MB of video RAM. There was also a demo disc packed in the original console when launched first in the North America, which had interviews with the developers, tactical demonstration of what the original PlaySation capable of, and of course few demo games as well.
As Sony wants its gamers and fans to live and play like “it’s 1995,” the company has also launced a 20th Anniversary Theme Pack for its ShareFactory PS4 video editing app. This theme pack has the intros and boot screens that were used in the original Sony PlayStation, as well as stickers, background images, custom transitions, title clips and outros to make it feel like the 90’s.
There are some 20th anniversary themed PS4 accessories available on the PS Store as well. Look at the 20th anniversary limited edition gray themed headset here. Check out the original 20th anniversary themed DualShock 4 wireless controller here.
To add to the celebration, Sid Shuman of Sony has unboxed a sealed original Sony PS console on a video – embedded below. Meanwhile, Microsoft Xbox fans are waiting for November 2016 to mark the original Xbox console’s 15th anniversary celebration.
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