The PlayStation 5 is here and everyone seems to be loving it, but sometimes it's nice to look back at how it all started. The original PlayStation arrived in 1995, changing the industry and laying the path to where we are today. One way to get a quick history lesson is to watch the above video from YouTube channel My Retro Life, presented by Tyler Esposito.
This short film goes over the main bullet points of the PS1's creation and early days, but it mixes it with some amazing home videos. Tyler's father captured lots of footage of the PS1, as well as his son enjoying the likes of Battle Arena Toshinden, Ridge Racer, and Time Crisis. The family was able to rent a Japanese PlayStation months ahead of public release, getting a taste of proper 3D gaming before many others.
It's an informative video, but it's also one that should put a smile on your face. Seeing Tyler as a child getting overexcited opening birthday and Christmas gifts makes our inner child very happy. If you're in the mood for a nostalgic trip down memory lane and have a spare 10 minutes, we can highly recommend this.