Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at the PlayStation for its 15-year anniversary and the console's place in video game history.

The system released on September 9, 1995 in the U.S. for $299 (it had already been out in Japan since December of the following year), and over a decade later it's racked up over 100 million units and 2,000 titles worldwide.

Despite its momentous success and the spawning of the PlayStation brand, Sony's venture was far from a sure thing. At the time, Sega and Nintendo dueled for supremacy. Nintendo was still running with the SNES (which came out in 1991) and Sega was trying to ride out the Genesis as long as it could with add-ons like the Sega CD and 32X.

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