Sony Celebrates PlayStation's 15th Birthday

Sony has celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of its PlayStation games console.

The PlayStation's birthday, on 9 September, was celebrated in high spirits, with Sony laying out a new roadmap of things to come, gaming news site Games Industry reports.

On the occasion, Sony announced that the platform has sold nearly 377 million consoles and around 2 billion software units ever since its inception in 1995.

"We sold more than 130 million PS1s, went on to sell more than 146 million PS2s, put Sega out of the hardware business, established us as a household brand, [and] created a huge profit center for Sony Corporation," announced Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment at the event.

Dille said that the company had created PlayStation as a peripheral for the then leading console, the Super Nintendo, but the deal between Sony and Nintendo had fallen apart in 1991, resulting in the development of the PlayStation.

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