Sony celebrating 20th anniversary of PlayStation console

Sony celebrating 20th anniversary of PlayStation console

Electronics giant Sony's popular PlayStation gaming console turned 20 on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

The original Sony PlayStation console first hit the store shelves on September 9, 1995. The console offered a comparatively much crisper and more sophisticated game experience for gamers, as compared to Nintendo SNES, Sega, Atari and other earlier gaming consoles.

The 20th anniversary of the PlayStation console is being commemorated by Sony with different sales, releases and videos at the PlayStation Blog.

To celebrate the event, Sony has released an unboxing video for the original PlayStation. In addition, the company is also running a 20th anniversary sale, which includes a horde of games on PS4, PS3, PS Vita and even PSP.

Other attractions announced by Sony in commemoration with the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation console include a new free theme for PS4; trivia at the PlayStation blog; and the cool-looking PS4 20th anniversary gamepad and headset. Though Sony also plans to re-release a 20th anniversary retro PS4, the company has not divulged any details about its availability.