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PlayStation 1 Running on 420-inch TV Delighted Internet

Sony has posted a nostalgic video on its Twitter profile, in which we can see the first PlayStation - running on a huge 420-inch TV. Spoiler: nostalgia hits hard.

The first PlayStation appeared on the market in 1994. At the time, people's homes were occupied by CRTs measuring 20-25 inches (much more often color than black and white, although it was still possible to encounter them as well). It was on them that one played Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Crash Bandicoot, Gran Turismo or Tekken 3.

The unforgettable experience was preceded by the iconic sound accompanying the display of the first Sony and then the PlayStation brand logo - I'm sure older gamers can hear it in their heads at the mere mention. Younger ones, on the other hand, can recreate it by watching the video below.

Sony uploaded it online to demonstrate that it had connected the first PlayStation to an 420-inch TV. Unfortunately, the company limited itself to showing only the startup screen of its first console - which is a shame, because I would have liked to see how the classic games I mentioned above look on this 10-meter screen. If you want to visualize its size, compare the matrix to the tiny PS1, which you can see in the lower right corner at about the 15th second of the video.

The video has become extremely popular, with more than half a million views since yesterday. Interestingly, many nostalgia-driven Internet users are not only fondly reminiscing the old days, but are even asking Sony to make the theme from the first PlayStation available on the PS5 - with the same nostalgic sound, of course. Some assure that they would be willing to pay for this kind of attraction. As if Sony is running out of ideas to entice gamers to reach for their wallets.

Hubert Sledziewski

Hubert Sledziewski

A sociologist by education, a gamer by passion. His adventure with gaming began at the age of four – with the Famicom clone. Currently, he prefers PC and challenging RPGs, but doesn't shy away from consoles or other genres. He has been writing professionally since 2016. He joined Gamepressure five years later – although he has known the website ever since he had access to the Internet – to combine his love of writing and games. He mainly deals with news and editorials. When he's not playing or writing, he's happiest reading, watching TV shows (less often movies) and Premier League matches, listening to heavy music, and walking his dog. He loves Stephen King's works almost unconditionally. He has not abandoned plans to follow in his footsteps. However, he keeps his first "literary achievements" locked away deep in a drawer.


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