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    PlayStation Anthology Book Announced.


    You can pre-order a copy for £39.99 here:
    https://www.funstockretro.co.uk/play...lassic-edition

    https://www.funstockretro.co.uk/news/the-playstation-anthology-announced-the-ultimate-guide-to-the-ps1/


    "Sony’s first foray into the home console market burst onto the scene in 1994 and in doing so redefined our understanding of what a games console could do. The PlayStation introduced us to the likes of Gran Turismo and Silent Hill, while the stunning 3D graphics took Metal Gear, Resident Evil and Final Fantasy into a whole new dimension (literally!).

    Now, thanks to GeeksLine publishing, you can throw yourself back into one of the most exciting periods in the history of gaming…

    The book is a celebration of the formidable 1994 console and an era-defining Brand. While much of the recent momentum behind retro gaming has focused on earlier platforms, The PlayStation Anthology proudly sticks a flag in the ground for the iconic platform of the modern console era: The PlayStation 1.

    What are the best PS1 games of all time? It’s a hard questions to answer! Year after year the PlayStation played host to the best games of the era, including an array of sought-after special editions. The PlayStation Anthology takes you on a whistle-stop tour of all the very best examples – each one brought to life with crisp, colourful images. For the collectors, look no further than the definitive list of all 4150 titles.

    Even the most capable consoles could be flawed by a poor joypad, but this was never an issue for Sony. A regular on lists of the most definitive controllers of all time – find out exactly how the PlayStation controller came to be. From the SNES-inspired beginnings to the dual-analogue concept that remains the industry standard to this day.

    26 exclusive interviews provide insight into every aspect of the the console’s evolution and success. From the commercial and marketing powerhouse that was Sony, to the development of the unique boundary-pushing games which catapulted the PlayStation into the stratosphere!

    The PlayStation 1 remains in the top 5 best-selling consoles of all time to this day. Relive one of the most exciting eras of gaming and immerse yourself in the PS1 world with the PlayStation Anthology!"

    From the Publisher's site:
    "Features

    • A full history of the machine itself - from development to retirement.
    • The definitive games collection - including the best of the special editions
    • 26 exclusive Interviews with those who shaped the console's success
    • Enemy Retaliation - the challengers to the PS1's crown
    • An insight into the "Sony Miracle" and the history of the company


    Over 4000 games, Collectors Editions, & More!
    Year after year the PlayStation played host to the best games of the era, including an array of sought-after special editions. The PlayStation Anthology takes you on a whistle-stop tour of all the very best examples - each one brought to life with crisp, colourful images. For the collectors, look no further than the definitive list of all 4150 titles.

    Triangle / Square / Circle / Cross
    Even the most capable consoles could be flawed by a poor joypad, but this was never an issue for Sony. A regular on lists of the most definitive controllers of all time - find out exactly how the PlayStation controller came to be. From the SNES-inspired beginnings to the dual-analogue concept that remains the industry standard to this day.

    Meet those who shaped the console's success
    26 exclusive interviews provide insight into every aspect of the the console's evolution and success. From the commercial and marketing powerhouse that was Sony, to the development of the unique boundary-pushing games which catapulted the PlayStation into the stratosphere! It remains in the top 5 best-selling consoles of all time to this day."














  2. #2
    I already have this- I got a copy from my missus for Christmas- don’t know why it says a pre order.

    It’s amazing- it’s a huge tome, and chock full of info and pictures. Details from the inception all the way through to the release of the PS2.

    Loads of great stuff like a list of limited editions with pictures, and a list of every release over every region- it’s highly recommended.

  3. #3
    Really helpful for collectors too- with the details of the releases with dates over all regions etc.

    Be careful as there are two releases, the normal and collectors- the collectors is much more but lots of extra stuff.

  4. #4
    Looks interesting, I'd particularly like to see the design process behind the awful original PlayStation controller.

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  6. #6
    Oh God! I need that R4 LE in the picture.

  7. #7
    Looks quite good, but are these books actually well written?

  8. #8
    Well this was a kickstarter originally, and was actually done in French, then translated to English. There’s some spelling errors/typos here and there, and a lot of magazine references are talking about French magazines/critics- but on the whole, yes- it’s a good read. Informative without being boring. There’s a lot of info about Nintendo and Sega in there as it really goes into details about the competition and everyone’s strategies with marketing as well as technical.

    There’s also and N64 one too.

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