Sony’s For the Players Since 1995 video will hit you right in the nostalgia.
It would probably be more than a little bit cliche for me to ask “where the time goes.” That said, seriously, where the heck does it go? It seems like just yesterday that I was a dorky teenager wearing sweatpants to school everyday and pining after a PS2. To think that enough time has gone by for me to graduate college, get married, buy a home, have a kid and now be pining after the PS4, is kind of mildly terrifying.
Tapping into the terror of gamers like myself, Sony has released a video celebrating the progression time and the growth of the PlayStation over the years. Dubbed For the Players Since 1995 by the company, it starts back in the brand’s early days and follows it through the years from the perspective of one gamer’s bedroom. It ends, of course, in the present day (near future technically) with the modern era and the launch of the PS4.
Apparently inspired by Twitter responses to the #PlayStationMemories hash tag, the video does a great job of capturing the look and feel of the different eras as well the forward momentum of time. You really have to appreciate some of the finer details Sony included, as well. For some reason the gradual improvement of televisions really hit a nostalgia chord me with. You wouldn’t think I’d get misty-eyed over the days of tiny tube-TVs and VHS players, but here I am. Give the video a watch and let us know what old memories it drags up for you.