When it comes to nailing down what are the best ever years for gaming history, the usual gamut of 2001, 1998, and sometimes 2013 are likely to pop up. However, when it comes to PlayStation being at the absolute height of its power, one of the years absolutely worth mentioning is 2011. Why? Well, it was the era of Kevin Butler, the prelude before the PS Vita, and a time in the PS3’s game release history where the hits just kept coming.

Don’t believe us? Your humble host Aaron lays out his case in the video embedded above, running through how top hits in the Uncharted, inFAMOUS, and MotorStorm series still represent the franchise’s best. Of course, 2011 was also the year that the notorious PSN outage struck, but could this have been key to lessons being learned going forward. We’d say so.

Was 2011 the Best Year Ever for PlayStation?