Sony releases PlayStation in Japan

3rd December 1994
Sony releases PlayStation in Japan

In March 1994, Computer Gaming World magazine reported a rumor that the "Sony PS-X" would be released in Japan "before the end of this year and will retail for less than $400".

The PlayStation was finally released in Japan on the 3rd of December 1994.

It took nearly a year for Sony to release PlayStation worldwide, with the North America and Europe launches taking place in September 1995.

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    Credit: The Centre for Computing History, item CH62595

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