The next-generation of consoles have finally arrived and are taking up way more space than anticipated, but that’s OK because the PlayStation 5 is jam-packed with a variety of gaming experiences thanks to its impressive launch lineup. It may be huge, but it makes up for it.
But what about the past PlayStation console launches? Were they just as good as the PS5’s or were they lacking any sort of monumental or memorable video games?
Let’s go back in time to 1995 to the launch of the original PlayStation and then we’ll work our way up to the PS5. Sounds good? Alrighty, hang on tight!
Original PlayStation – Sep. 9, 1995
Okay, so I think we can all agree that while the first PlayStation console was impressive with its power, the first titles available to play weren’t that awe-inspiring.
Sure, they were there to give people something to play on day one, but the real standout games here were definitely the ports, which were just awesome.
You had your Ridge Racer, a Rayman, and even a video game adaptation of a movie that was based on a video game –wild.
There was no big system seller here that would make anyone jump at the chance to own a PlayStation original until the heavy hitters starting coming out like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Crash Bandicoot, Twisted Metal and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
- Air Combat
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- ESPN Extreme Games
- Kileak: The DNA Imperative
- Power Serve 3D Tennis
- Zero Divide
- NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
- The Raiden Project
- Ridge Racer
- Street Fighter: The Movie (video game)
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