There is no denying that Microsoft’s Xbox console and Sony’s PlayStation console have been bitter rivals for years now. With the PS4 beating the Xbox One in sales thus far since launch, except for the fact that the Xbox One was popular during Black Friday, Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer has taken it to Twitter to wish PlayStation a happy 20th birthday — a classy move on his part.
Today is a special day in the world of gaming, as it marks the 20-year anniversary of PlayStation. Despite where your loyalties may lie (this is a Microsoft news site, so obvious Xbox), there is no doubt that Sony’s offering has been instrumental in the world of gaming. From the original PlayStation which launched back in 1994 to the current generation PlayStation 4, Sony has offered some excellent competition to Microsoft’s Xbox console.
The original PlayStation was the first gaming console to ship 100 million units, nine years after its launch. The PlayStation 2 was honored as the best-selling gaming console, while the current gen PlayStation 4 has been touted as the fastest selling gaming console in history.
You can check out the tweet from Spencer below, as well as check out the hashtag #20YearsOfPlay on Twitter. We’ve also embedded a special PlayStation advertisement in celebration of today’s milestone.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 4, 2014