Happy 5th birthday, PlayStation 3 - Gematsu
Happy 5th birthday, PlayStation 3
posted on 11.11.11 at 10:40 AM EST by (@salromano)
Off to kindergarten you go, PS3.

You’ll never guess who reminded us!

“Today is the 5th anniversary of PS3,” wrote Project Sora boss Masahiro Sakura on Twitter.

Sakurai’s studio is currently developing Kid Icarus: Uprising for Nintendo’s 3DS. His studio will also develop the next Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS. Sakurai, himself, is known for his role on the Smash Bros. series, as well as several older Kirby games. That said, he’s not afraid to play consoles that don’t sport the “Nintendo” label.

PlayStation 3 released in Japan on November 11, 2006, following a North American launch on November 17, and a European launch on March 23 the next year. Its still-going lifespan has seen the birth of plentiful hit franchises and games, including the Uncharted and Resistance series.

As November 11 passes by, and you pop a copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim into your system, take a moment to pat that ol’ PS3 shell and wish it a happy birthday.

Maybe buy it a cake, too.

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  • Rafi

    Happy birthday, PlayStation 3.

    And one more thing, all fanboys should learn something from Masahiro Sakura.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Happy BDay indeed. My original launch 60gb fatty still brings me and my family joy and entertainment every single day without fail.

    The same can’t be said for that other system however.

  • Chaos Raiden

    Happy birthday, PS3. :D I really enjoyed playing games on my PS3, because I get to play a lot of awesome games at this generation of games. :D

  • Charlie

    Ah, I love my PS3.

  • TruTrini4LYFE

    Great day too…


    Happy Birthday Playstation 3

  • Oh my, Happy Birthday PS3!

  • punkmike

    happy B-day! Thanks for letting me play folklore.

  • Happy Birthday PS3! For it’s birthday present, I intend to honour it with a huge night of Skyrim!

  • Wow that’s neat, Happy Birthday PS3! I will honor this day by competing online in Split/Second later. :)

    And Rafi is right, Masahiro Sakura is clearly one cool cat. ^_^

  • rockman29

    “Do what must be done.”

    “Join us or die!”

    “You rebel scum!”

    “The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.”

    Happy B-day PS3. I luvz u.

  • AdamBoy64

    Well, 5 years already. It’s still got plenty of life left in it too.

    I remember when I first got my PS3, I originally just got it because I was sick of how multiplatform games on Wii turned out. (So many of them just PS2 versions with mindless waggle added)

    My first PS3 game was a multiplatform game – FIFA 08. I was amazed at how much better the visuals were than the Wii version, which I also had at the time. Then I went and got Eternal Sonata, which is still one of my favourites on the system today.

    I’d love to hear how the PS3 journey started for you guys if you’re interested to share.

  • whiteferrero

    HAPPY 8 months for me! :D I bought it late, coz m0ost of the awesome games came pretty late. :D

  • Kobracon

    Happy Birthday, you little black box you ^_^ You’ve given me so much joy since I bought you, and I’m looking forward to another 5 more years with you! Or maybe even more!

  • FaithlessMr

    “Maybe buy it a cake, too.”


    (Someone had to say it :3)