PlayStation 4 Happy Birthday

Apparently, today marks the anniversary of the PlayStation 4’s release in North America, which means that you should probably take a moment to toast your super system – all to the backdrop of 50 Cent’s infectious In Da Club. Seriously, though, has it really been a year already? This particular author remembers getting up extraordinarily early in order to cover the New York live event 12 months ago.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, the ever animated Shawn Layden shared a few words about the system’s success. “With blockbuster games from our Worldwide Studios like inFAMOUS: Second Son, MLB 14: The Show, Killzone: Shadow Fall, The Last of Us Remastered, and new innovative features like Share Play and SHAREfactory, PS4 has had an unprecedented first year,” he said. No mention of DriveClub?

Layden also went on to acknowledge another important milestone that PlayStation’s celebrating this year: the 20th anniversary of the PSone. “In the weeks leading up to this special day, I’m happy to announce that we have a series of blog posts planned to take a look back at twenty years of PlayStation,” he teased. “Those of you who have been with us from the beginning, along with those who are new to the PlayStation family, are in for a special treat, so please stay tuned.”

The likeable executive concluded with the obligatory thank you. To be honest, we do like a bit of gratitude – but the gushing is getting a bit much as far as we’re concerned. “Thanks again for your incredible support over the years and please know that you, the PlayStation Nation, are in our hearts and minds every day reminding us to continue delivering the best gaming experiences possible and always ensure that PlayStation is truly the best place to play.” See what we mean?

We reckon that it’s been a decent first year for the PS4, but if you’d like to take a look at our musings in more detail, please do check out our report card which was published earlier in the month. We suppose that all that’s left for us to say here, then, is: happy birthday.

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