If you were born in the 80’s or early 90’s and became a gamer, there’s a great chance you owned the original PlayStation console at one point. The console literally changed the game with its massive power for the era it arrived in, and with games like Final Fantasy 7, it showed that video games can be just as artistic and emotional as other mainstream art forms.
The console is over 20 years old at this point in time, so to commemorate its launch and successes, a new collectible anthology book has been released for Sony gaming fans to collect. Hell, gamers in general should appreciate this book, because it’s a history lesson if anything else.
The book can now be purchased, just in time for the holidays I might add, from Amazon for $44.99. There’s also a Collector’s Edition with 72 extra pages that you can order from Geeksline. You can read the official press release below for more details on the book.
In celebration of a console that brought wonder into the lives of so many, and a brand that reshaped the whole entertainment industry, the authors and Geeks-Line retrace Sony’s incredible journey. Read about the creation of the company following World War II, to the machine’s retirement in the early 2000s. Featuring 26 interviews with important figures, from throughout the era, recount their experiences with unabashed honesty, painting a detailed picture of the great venture led by Ken Kutaragi. Much like the successful Nintendo 64 Anthology book, the PlayStation Anthology is unique in both form and content.
The PlayStation Anthology, hardback book, offers a wealth of fascinating facts and insight into the development of the PlayStation console, the people behind the machine, the games, along with the complete collector’s guide to (*) 4500 titles released in every territory. * (Only the Collector’s Editor offers the Collector’s Guide)
To fully appreciate the scale of the PlayStation phenomenon, readers will be given an insight in its genesis, the context in which it was developed, and understand the commercial and marketing power of Sony itself. The PlayStation Anthology sheds light on the birth of the PlayStation and Sony, the company’s triumph, as well as its shortcomings, strategies, technological advancements and, of course, its fantastical games library.
Sample of in book information:
• A Full History of the Machine – From its Genesis, Successes, and Fame, to its Well-Earned Retirement
• Official Games that Were Cancelled
• Official Accessories
• 26 Exclusive Interviews
• Never-Before-Released Information
• The Rarest and Most Sought-After Games
• 458 paged hardback (Collector’s Edition) (Classic Edition 386 pages)
With the recent surge of interest in retro games/machines, the PlayStation Anthology marks out the PlayStation territory right from the very start in one fantastic hit with a reference work of infinite detail opening up a world that was the iconic platform for today’s console arena.
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