The Best Selling Video Game Consoles in HistoryDespite the advancement of gaming devices, no other console has recorded more sales than Sony’s PlayStation 2. And get this: the iconic console has been discontinued since 2013. Throughout its lifetime, PS2 racked up 157,68 million in global sales. Following closely behind is rival Nintendo’s portable console Nintendo DS with nearly 155 million global lifetime sales.A major factor in PS2’s popularity was its DVD-friendly feature. Remember DVD, the disc that you used to watch movies on? Back in the PS2’s heyday, the console was cheaper than an actual DVD player in many places. PS2 was also one of the first devices to be backward compatible. It allowed gamers to play most of their PS1 games on PS2, eliminating the necessity to buy a whole new set of games as well as retaining the fanbase.Though long hath the king reigned on top, eventually it’ll have to concede. Now, the top contender to possibly take that #1 spot happens to be Nintendo Switch. In early 2022, the console broke the record for fastest 100 million units sold.Check out the full list of the best-selling video game console of all time over at Visual Capitalist.#GamingConsole #Nintendo #PlayStation #PS2 #Sony #NintendoDS #gaming #NintendoSwitchImage: vgchartz.com/Enrique Mendoza Tincopa @datavizadventure
The PS1's Secret Feature No One Knew AboutDid you grow up playing a PS1 console? Did you ever delete your saved games by accident? It was pretty traumatic, I'm sure. You may have raged about it for a while, and then chalked it up to lessons learned, and sometimes awful things happen that you can't do anything about. But now you just may feel that adolescent rage all over again when you find out that the early PS1s had a secret feature they didn't bother to tell anyone about, and was never included in the manual. What's more, they dropped the feature in later models. Why? Maybe because no one used it... because they didn't know about it! I wonder how the shirts at Sony feel about that now. Sure, let the rage sweep over you again. But then, you are an adult now, and the lesson about starting over and not making the same mistake again is a good lesson to have at your age. -via Boing Boing#playstation #PS1 #delete
Nike's PS5 Shoes Are Up For SaleThe controversial design of the PS5 is recreated in this officially licensed pair of shoes.The shoes are PG5s, named after the pro NBA player Paul George. The Nike website's page the shoes proclaims that Paul George is a lifetime PlayStation fan, and that the black, white, and blue colors directly reference the PS5, which has been extremely difficult to find since its launch 9 months ago. The PG5 "PlayStation" isn't an impulse purchase at $120, but the collaboration is surely exciting to the growing shoe collecting fanbase. Picture Credit: Nike#Nike #PaulGeorge #basketball #shoes #PlayStation #PS5