Pada tarikh 3 Disember 1994, konsol pertama Sony, PlayStation telah dilancarkan di Jepun.

25 tahun kemudian, pada tarikh ini, kita semua sebagai sebuah keluarga besar PlayStation meraikan jubli perak. Bagi menyambut ulang tahun ke-25 ini, Presiden dan CEO Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, telah mengeluarkan satu ucapan melalui laman web rasmi PlayStation.

Antara isi yang disebutkan dalam ucapan tersebut ialah mengingatkan tentang PlayStation yang asal telah berjaya terjual sebanyak 100,000 unit pada hari pertama pelancaran di Jepun, seterusnya menjadi konsol kediaman (home console) yang pertama mencecah jualan sebanyak 100 juta di seluruh dunia.

Selain itu, Ryan mencurahkan rasa rendah dirinya apabila sama-sama melihat bagaimana peminat PlayStation telah menyambungkan kasih sayangnya terhadap gaming kepada anak-anak, yang mana kini juga telah memiliki PS4. Ucapan beliau diakhiri dengan mengucapkan terima kasih kepada semua yang sama-sama menyertai perjalanan panjang ini.

Korang boleh baca ucapan penuh Jim Ryan di bawah (tanpa terjemahan):

On December 3, 1994 – 25 years ago this week – the first PlayStation made its global debut in Japan. Starting from a humble beginning as an upstart within Sony, Ken Kutaragi and team delivered on a vision to elevate video games as a form of entertainment that everyone could enjoy, and to make a platform for game developers to express their creativity. The original PlayStation sold 100,000 units in Japan on its first day and went on to become the first-ever home console to surpass 100 million units sold globally.

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. That approach led to the diversity of games PlayStation is known for, a true hallmark for our brand across multiple generations of hardware platforms.

Over the past 25 years, PlayStation has stood at the forefront as gaming, and I’m honored to have been a part of the team since the early days. As I was helping set up the business in Europe, I remember having to start from scratch with many things, from hiring employees to ordering furniture. Back then, we focused on catering to local markets to ensure that a gamer in Poland would feel a part of the broader PlayStation community just as much as someone in the UK, or Japan, or the U.S. Supported by passionate fans all around the world, our business has grown significantly and our focus on community is more important than ever.

It’s truly humbling to see fans who grew up on PlayStation passing down their love of gaming to their children, who are now playing on PS4. 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!

PlayStation Asia turut mengadakan beberapa aktiviti yang menarik bagi meraikan ulang tahun ini. Di laman Instagram PlayStation Asia, mereka mengajak peminat untuk berkongsikan gambar dengan tema-tema berkaitan, dan bakal menghadiahkan beberapa cenderahati menarik.

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