16 Mind-Blowing Things You Didn't Know About PlayStation

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From the minds of many a revolutionary genius in 1995 to the living room-commanding uber-gizmo that is the PS4, Sony have seen and done it all.

You'll know them as the harbingers of some of your finest childhood memories, the place where guys like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Croc came to call home - and depending on what side you chose during The Great Console War Of The 90s, a property you'd defend come hell or high water if someone even ATTEMPTED to say someone like Nintendo were better.

The PS2 remains the best-selling console of all time precisely because of this highly potent weaponised form of fandom - something that Sony ended up nullifying when the horrendous price point for the PS3 came out. It led to a generation of barely any first-party titles to write home about save for Naughty Dog's Uncharted and The Last of Us releases moving the medium forward and blurring the lines between game and film in some startlingly effective ways.

So, even though Sony might be a real heavyweight in the industry now, they definitely didn't get here without some incredible stories to tell along the way - a few that would've completely changed gaming history, had they panned out another way.

Gaming Editor
Gaming Editor

Gaming Editor at WhatCulture. Wields shovels, rests at bonfires, fights evil clones, brews decoctions. Will have your lunch on Rocket League.