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5 unusual ways to celebrate 20 Years of Play

Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation.

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Celebrate 20 Years of Play

Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation.

It’s the Sony PlayStation’s 20th birthday this year. To celebrate, Sony have been doing some cool things to celebrate 20 Years of Play – their name for it, not ours – like the 20th Anniversary DUALSHOCK 4 controller and their 20 Years of Play Virtual Museum. Yes, it’s a thing.

But if, like me, you don’t need another DUALSHOCK 4 controller in your life (and can’t fathom what the Virtual Museum is all about) then there are a few different ways you can celebrate 20 Years of Play. Why not carry your love of PlayStation with you, and celebrate 20 Years of Play in your everyday routine?

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Celebrate 20 Years of Play - PS1 keychain5. Original PS1 Controller Keychain

This keychain includes a rubber resin shaped classic PlayStation One gaming controller. The controller has embossed buttons to give a textured feel, and it attaches easily to your key by the attached ring. This is perfect gift for fans of retro gaming.

Buy the PS1 Controller Keychain from Merchoid.

Celebrate 20 Years of Play - PS1 cufflinks4. PS1 ‘Buttons’ Cufflinks

Show you’re nothing but old school with these beauties on your sleeves. Inspired by the original controller that started it all, these cufflinks display the trusty d-pad and the now-iconic green triangle, red circle, blue cross and pink square.

Buy the PS1 ‘Buttons’ Cufflinks from Merchoid.

3. PS1 Celebrate 20 Years of Play - PS1 messenger bagMessenger Bag

Made of polyurethane and slightly larger than the console itself, this bag is realistc – the disc cover flap even lifts up to reveal a zipped side compartment and roomy main section – perfect for carrying consoles, controllers and games

Buy the PS1 Messenger Bag from Merchoid.

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Celebrate 20 Years of Play - PS1 notebook2. PS1 Console Notebook

Cotnains 96 x 140GSM lined pages, and looks just like the real thing.

Take note: Just like a real PlayStation console, this notebook won’t respond well to water.

Buy the PS1 Console Notebook from Merchoid.

Celebrate 20 Years of Play - PS1 coasters1. PlayStation Classic Game Case Coasters

Show your friends exactly which games are your cup of tea with this set of coasters inspired by PlayStation classics. Retro PlayStation game designs on coasters included are WipeOut, Gran Turismo, PaRappaTheRapper and Destruction Derby.

Buy the PlayStation Classic Game Case Coasters from Merchoid.

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