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Much like a nipper, the PlayStation 4 has been walking the walk for a while, but on its second birthday, it's starting to talk the talk, too. For those of you that don't remember, on this day two years ago, Sony's new-gen system launched in North America. The rest of the world was made to wait a couple of weeks as the Japanese giant built up enough inventory, but it was already promoting record sales of over one million units within 24 hours.

Key launch titles included Killzone: Shadow Fall and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but it was Housemarque's cylindrical shooter Resogun that emerged the real highlight – after much hype from Push Square, of course. The platform holder held a special launch broadcast on the eve of the release, where it revealed Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for the first time. Not a bad way of capitalising on the hype that it had spent nine months building, eh?

While the console continues to sell at a record pace, there has been some criticism of Sony's software offerings over the past 24 months. But with Street Fighter V, No Man's Sky, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, and many more scheduled for 2016, the organisation seems set to come into its own imminently. And with PlayStation VR also poised to pounce, there's absolutely no doubt that next year is going to be the biggest in the box's relatively brief history.

Happy birthday, PS4.