If the remastermania that's been going on the past few years hasn't made you feel old by now, then Sony will as the company marked PlayStation's 25th anniversary with a cordial note from their CEO Jim Ryan. We still feel old though.
On this very week in 1994, more precisely 3 December, the first-ever PlayStation debuted in Japan and sold 100,000 units on the first day.
What seemed like a humble beginning from a relatively small upstart from within Sony, evolved into a global gaming powerhouse, and Ryan reminded that it's the first console to break 100 million units sold across the globe.
"We struck a chord with the gaming community because PlayStation offered experiences beyond what anyone could ever imagine was possible with a home console. From the very start, we opened our arms to developers, providing them with the tools and technology to create beautiful, expansive worlds, and to experiment with new ideas", he wrote.
Indeed, it was PlayStation's optical media and development tools that endeared them to developers, which played an important role in creating a huge yet versatile catalogue of games. Not to mention the battle against Dreamcast, where EA ended up being quite vocal on which system they prefer. But we digress.
Ryan said how the ultimate goal was to make gamers in Poland, Japan, UK and US feel like a part of one global community and the results are there to see.
"On behalf of all of us at PlayStation - thank you for taking this journey with us. We can't wait to celebrate what comes next with you", he concluded.