Posted December 10, 2015 by Adam Ghiggino in Feature

PlayStation Celebrates 20 Years in Australia

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since PlayStation launched in Australia, and after four home consoles, two handhelds, and a lot of games sold, there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate. Sony have marked the occasion with a special presentation in Sydney to mark the anniversary, where they launched the Presto service on PS4, and looked ahead to the 2016 release of PlayStation VR.

“I’ve had the pleasure of being part of the PlayStation journey here in Australia for the last two decades and I am proud of what we have achieved to date,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia.

“I am even more excited about the future. Innovation is in our DNA, and this, combined with a fierce drive to continuously expand the boundaries of play will mean PS4 is the number one console for the entire family.”

Presto’s new service on PS4 will feature a specially curated collection of programs for gamers, including The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead and The X-Files.

Media Molecule’s toolbox for creating weird and wonderful experiences, Dreams, was also debuted in Sydney. Studio Director Siobhan Reddy, a proud Australian, commented, “I always love coming home to Australia and what better way this December than to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation and reveal Dreams… We hope both gamers and non-gamers will fall in love with it.”

To date, PS4 has sold 30.2 million consoles worldwide.

Adam Ghiggino

Owner, Executive Editor of Rocket Chainsaw. I also edit TV, films and make average pancakes.


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