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Over 458 Pages, With 26 Interviews, The Whole Backstory, Collectibles, Hardware, All The Unreleased Stuff... A Work Of Reference
With over 100 million consoles sold worldwide, the PlayStation truly changed the face of the gaming industry. The power of its technology, the design of its shell, the greatness of its library and marketing campaigns, all laying the groundwork for what has become one of the industry's most important driving forces. It was a culture-defining console, the combination of Ken Kutaragi's genius and the power of one the entertainment industry's most influential brands, as well as the boundless passion of so many other contributors over the years.
This book retraces Sony's incredible journey, from the company's creation following World War II, to the machine's retirement in the early 2000's.
To appreciate the scale of the PlayStation phenomenon, this book explains its genesis and the context in which it was developed, providing an insight into the commercial and marketing power of Sony itself. The PlayStation Anthology sheds light on the birth of the PlayStation and Sony, the company's triumphs as well as its shortcomings, its strategies, technological advancements and, of course, its fantastical games library.
Throughout the 26 interviews, important figures of the period recount their experiences with unabashed honesty, painting a detailed picture of this historic venture led by Ken Kutaragi. Much like the Nintendo 64 Anthology, the PlayStation Anthology is unique in both form and content.
This book is also available as a Classic Edition (without the Collector's Guide).
This particular version is the Collector's Edition which also comes with a Collector's Guide of all official PlayStation games, in all territories: 17 games in 1994, 164 in 1995, 490 in 1996, 543 in 1997, 673 in 1998, 763 in 1999, 690 in 2000, 390 in 2001, 285 in 2002, 105 in 2003, 28 in 2004, 1 in 2005 and in 2006, making a total of 4150 unique games.
This Guide can be used as a reference tool for bona-fide PlayStation collector who are hunting down those rare classic games.
- Trim size: 8.50x10.5 inches (216 x 267mm)
- Cover: 4 pages, 4-color, Pantone silver, mat lamination, sport gloss UV varnish
- Paper cover: Gloss coated, high density
- Inside: 440 pages, 4-colors printing on 135 gsm gloss coated paper
- Binding: Hardcover, tread sewn, 2mm thick cardboard, head & tails, shrink wrapped
- Weight: 2.00kg