Sony is celebrating 25 years of PlayStation this week and what better way to commemorate 25 years of awesome gaming on the consoles than to get awarded with a Guinness World Record! The PlayStation brand has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the best-selling console brand ever.
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In the announcement, Sony revealed a massive number, as the original PS, PS2, PS3, and PS4 has sold a combined total of over 450 million units as of 7 November 2019. This all started with the original PS released back in 1994, which sold over 100,000 units in its first day in Japan.
We’re thrilled to be certified as the best-selling home video game console brand ever, with over 450 million units sold across the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3, and PS4 as of Nov. 7 according to @GWR.
And it’s all thanks to you ? pic.twitter.com/maO0TOVqs2
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) December 3, 2019
An event was held in Japan to commemorate the massive milestone and the PlayStation Guinness World Record, with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and former CEO Ken Kutaragi in attendance. As reported by IGN, Ken Kutaragi said:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33FF5D” class=”” size=”20″]Back when we were developing the original PlayStation, we had the ambition to sell 1 million units. I look back on that now with nostalgia. We launched the PlayStation platform with the aim of changing the face of entertainment. Receiving this award today, I feel the support of the players who have enjoyed our consoles over the years, and as the father of the PlayStation, I can see it has a bright future.[/perfectpullquote]
Jim Ryan had this to say about the World Record:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33FFF4″ class=”” size=””]As a British person, I’m so proud for PlayStation to be recognised by Guinness, which is itself a British company. PlayStation has an exciting future ahead, and we’ll continue to do our best![/perfectpullquote]
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