Sony has had a monumental impact on the gaming history- a long history of consoles (twenty years, to be precise, and second only to Nintendo in terms of their longevity), with each of their consoles being cutting edge, each of their consoles allowing third parties the resources to develop the kinds of games that were otherwise simply not possible at the time of their release.
But which of these consoles did you like the best? And why?
Here are my own rankings:
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
The original PlayStation suffers from the same problem that all machines from that era suffer from- it and its games have aged terribly. And I mean terribly. That, as well as the fact that I was never as much of a fan of the machine to begin with (although in later years, I developed an appreciation for some of its games, notably for Final Fantasy IX, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil 2) means I'm not as inclined to rank it as highly. The PlayStation 2, on the other hand, is the literal God Machine™- it's the console to end all consoles objectively perhaps the greatest console ever made, and certainly one of my own favorites. With industry wide support flocking to the console in a way that had never happened before or will never happen again, the PS2 was a hell of a machine. The PlayStation 3 is incredible too, and I will always remember it for the Sony exclusives that it birthed, most notably, Uncharted and LittleBigPlanet. It was my favorite console last gen, and would definitely land comfortably in my top ten of all time. The PlayStation 4 I would rank last, but I also want to point out, the machine has only just launched less than a year ago (and I have had it for half that time), so it obviously doesn't compare to the other consoles on this list list, all of which had a decade each to establish their library. Still, at least in the current moment of time, the PS4 is last for me.
What are your favorite PlayStation consoles? How would you rank them?