Sony Wants to Make You Feel Old, Presents ’18 Years of PlayStation’ Video

Are you a PlayStation fan? Have you ever though about how much your bedroom has changed since you played Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear Solid or Final Fantasy VII for the first time? Sony has released an inventive video that shows how much the life of a person and culture in general has changed since 1995.

Personally, I really appreciate nice little touches like how the posters on the wall and the magazines lying on the floor change (Blur’s ‘Parklife’ is replaced by The Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.) That’s also the case with technology (back in the day you probably had a big and clumsy CRT, but by now, you probably own an LCD.) I guess this is one of those marketing videos that gargantuan companies use to convince you to spend money on their brand new console. Still, it worked on me.

Since the next generation of consoles is almost upon us, I’ll use this opportunity to ask you a simple question. What’s your earliest memory about the original PlayStation? The first time I heard about the console, all my classmates were obsessed with Spyro the Dragon. Oddly enough, I’ve never played any of those games to completion. A few days ago, I finally decided to buy the entire trilogy on PSN. Better late than never, right?

The PlayStation 4 will launch in North America on November 15th and Europe on November 29th.