PlayStation celebrates its 15th birthday in Europe

29 Sep 2010

The Sony PlayStation today reached 15 years since its launch.

The original PlayStation was released in Europe on 29 September 29 1995. It was Sony’s big break into the gaming industry, taking on established giants such as Nintendo and Sega.

It was a phenomenal success, becoming the first-ever games console to sell more than 100 million units.

Some of the most iconic games to come from the console include Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII and Grand Theft Auto.

The PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3 followed Sony’s initial landmark console, both finding great success in the gaming market.

The PlayStation Hub

Meanwhile, the PlayStation Hub in Dublin has seen more than 2,000 gamers walk through its doors since its launch 10 days ago.

The state-of-the-art gaming hub is located at 50 South William Street in Dublin city centre and offers gamers the chance to play upcoming new games for the PS3, such as Gran Turismo 5 and Killzone 3, and lets them test out the PlayStation Move.

“We are delighted that the PlayStation Hub has proven so popular during the first two weeks of opening,” said Niall O’Hanrahan, managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment Ireland.

“Gamers of all ages are enjoying the opportunity to game for free in Dublin city centre and we hope they continue to enjoy the experience over the coming weeks.”