Throwback Thursday: Sony’s Weird ‘PlayStation 9’ Commercial (VIDEO)
The early 2000s was an exciting time for gaming and PlayStation 2 was sitting atop competitors as the most successful console of that generation. At a point, Sony surely saw its sales domination leading to numerous hardware iterations down the line. Whether by marketing joke or an amazing show of ambition, the company saw fit to deliver a vision of this far potential future and showcase the power of the PlayStation 9.
What would gaming be like in nearly a century’s time? Sony left their answer in the form of a commercial, giving a look at an advanced console one might expect from the year 2078 (or at least a bizarre sci-fi version of it). Sony’s proposed “PS9” boasted mind-altering electronic spores, telepathic DualShock control, and trippy holographic projections, all features that likened to brain-augmented VR rather than a traditional screen-based experience. Check out all the weirdness below.
While not expressly advertising a ridiculously far-off console, the commercial was likely attempting to convey the endless possibilities of the PlayStation brand, more specifically the PS2 hardware at the time. Still, with a few intriguing ideas in the above advertisement, Sony may have painted themselves into a corner when the year 2078 actually does roll around. Hopefully in the next 60 years, mankind can finally prefect breathable machine-melding spore technology so our generation’s grandkids can enjoy this proper vision of the PlayStation 9.
What do you think? Would you want an actual PS9, or is traditional gaming good enough for you? Do you remember when this commercial aired? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! Also, be on the lookout for the next Throwback Thursday where we’ll highlight yet another piece of trivia from gaming past. For entries from previous weeks, check out these next few news stories:
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.