The history lesson that started with the PlayStation One continues! Sony has uploaded videos showing the evolution of the PlayStation brand, showing how the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 made their marks in the gaming landscape.
The second video in the series details the prolific rise of the PlayStation 2 in 2000 and shows some of the new features it brought to the table. Examples of these console additions are the network adapter for online play and the Eye Toy, which made players flail around in front of their televisions. It also had a DVD drive that could play bigger and better games, as well as movies on DVD format.
It's sold over 120 million consoles worldwide and boasts one of the most beloved gaming libraries of all time. With classics such as Ico, God of War, and Gran Turismo, the PlayStation 2 was never starved for games to keep players chomping at the bit.
The third video introduces us to the console we know and love today: the PlayStation 3. Since its announcement at E3 2005, the PlayStation 3 has been exciting gamers and giving them lots of reasons to stay glued to their controllers. The Blu-ray player, the cell processor, and upgraded hardware continues to give us excellent gaming experiences, whether we choose to play online or by ourselves.
PlayStation's online services also allow us to play with our friends, watch movies through Netflix, purchase games directly onto our consoles, and lets us have a level of connectivity that only helps to augment our playtime.
Now that the videos have caught up to the current generation of PlayStation consoles, we can only hope that they've all been leading up to the supposed PlayStation 4 announcement during Sony's mysterious February 20th, 2013 event.
Watch the videos below and let us know if you'll be tuning in to watch the announcement!