Yesterday, gamers everywhere celebrated the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation. This system changed the gaming landscape forever and celebrations are still ongoing. With that in mind, we figured it’d be cool to share this neat video that Sony has put together.
In this video, PlayStation Blog’s Sid Shuman unboxes an original sealed PlayStation which is “exceedingly rare.” This box includes the original PlayStation controller which had no analog sticks or force feedback, and of course, the original PlayStation. This box in particular also contains a “very rare” demo disk that had interviews with developers and technical demonstrations of what the PlayStation was capable of.
The system featured a dual-speed CD-ROM drive, 2MB of RAM, and 1MB of video RAM. It could generate 360,000 polygons per second, and display 16.8 million colors. This all sounds incredibly archaic by our modern standards, but back in 1995, this was state of the art video gaming technology.