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Playstation Gold Controller Coffee Mug

33 $

Color: Gold

Features:

  • THE OG-ORIGINAL GAMER: Inspired by one of the greatest video game consoles ever created, the PlayStation Controller Mug takes its design from the unmistakable original PlayStation.
  • RETRO COOL: A retro-cool gift for gamers, the PlayStation Controller Mug features a shiny gold color with classic PlayStation logo and controller symbols, as well as an original controller shaped handle.
  • BOXED & READY TO GIVE: This 11 oz mug comes in a decorative box for gifting. Hand wash only to keep your collectible like new. Not safe for microwave use. Caffeine not included.
  • OFFICIALLY LICENSED MERCHANDISE: This quality collectible is a unique addition to any fan’s set. Give this cool collector’s item to moms, dads, fans, grads, kids, guys & gals who love pop culture fun!
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Package Dimensions: 122x141x508

Details: Stay refreshed when gaming with this iconic drinking mug. Inspired by one of the greatest video game consoles ever created, the PlayStation Controller Mug takes its design from the unmistakable original PlayStation. A retro-cool gift for gamers, the PlayStation Controller Mug features a shiny gold color with classic PlayStation logo and controller symbols, as well as an original controller shaped handle.

Description

We all know that Playstation started as a collaboration with Nintendo. And that Sony started as the Tokyo Telecommunications Industry. And that at one point it looked like Sony would pull out of the gaming industry to never return. Gamereactor’s Andreas Blom has written a two-part mastodon article about Sony’s history in the gaming world. Jump into the time machine and join us back to when it all started.

In the beginning…

Japan, 1945.

World War II is over. While the world celebrates the end of one of the worst eras in history, Tokyo is in ruins. The Japanese emperor has capitulated, Shintoism is banned and most rights are canceled. Together with Germany, Japan is declared the biggest loser of the war. Despite the defeat, the population is positive about the future and the need to rebuild the Japanese empire. It is in this ambition, built on discipline and organization, that Masaru Ibuka (also known as “the great inventor”) founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo, Tokyo Telecommunications Industry.

The calm before the storm (1945 – 1955)

Together with a handful of employees, he helped repair the telephone lines destroyed by the war, and through it, restored Japan’s connection to the outside world. The following year, it was renamed Totsuko and the focus was expanded to include repair of radios and shortwave receivers. But times were difficult and the economy was bottoming out. After being forced out on the streets of Tokyo in search of spare parts (there were still plenty of abandoned and broken car wrecks), worked late nights, left the premises via fire ladders so as not to attract the police and thanks to this, managed to launch two consumer products that both lost (a rice cooker and heating pad, which flopped due to the lack of rice and manufacturing shortcomings, respectively), Ibuka found what would later become Sony’s main harpoon – data storage.

Thanks to the lifting ban during the war, Totsuko began making tape recorders. The build quality was robust and the recordings surprisingly clear. This led to a rapid increase in demand and the start of mass production. Eventually, Totsuko also began to prepare for terrestrial broadcasts, improved said tape recorders with models such as “A- and B-type recorders” and launched magnetic-based tapes called “Soni-Tapes”. It was also here that they developed and started using a new logo, “sonny boy”. The expression was fashionable and came from the Latin Sonus sound. In an attempt to reflect the company’s increasingly advanced products and to meet the rapidly growing demand, a today legendary acronym – Sony – was coined.

Sony justifies its name (1958 -1990)

In 1958, Akio Morita (Ibuka’s childhood friend who was among the first to be recruited to the company) changed the company’s name for the second time, this time to Sony Corporation. In the same vein, they were also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (having been listed on the Japanese Stock Exchange since August 1955). Despite some concerns that the customer base would flake off as a result of the new name, no time was wasted lagging behind. During the golden age of the Cold War (60s-80s), Sony had expanded considerably and produced basically everything imaginable in the audiovisual.

In the 60’s, it was TVs (or television receivers, as they were called at the time) in the form of portable ones, that mattered. When the animated Captain Kurk ran Enterprise in 1975, the probability was high that, during broadcast time, it was glanced at via a TV adorned with the Sony logo. Or recorded on a Betamax, Sony’s recent counterattack on Philips’ introduction of VCR (which was made in 1972). To further anchor their involvement in the world of film, they also bought Colombia (which later became Sony Pictures) and after that also Tristar. On the music front, it was nothing but Pink Floyd and Ebba Grön that mattered. And if you were the coolest in the neighborhood, in 1979 you of course had a blue Sony Walkman hanging in your waistband. This was followed by cameras and CD players in the early 80’s – A decade that would mark the start of a historic journey.

An Unexpected Friendship (1980-1991)

The beginning of the 80’s was, to say the least, an exciting period when it came to games. After the game crash in 1983-84, many people wanted to enter the game again. Sega pushed Nintendo, which in turn worked on “Famicom” (here in the West known as the Nintendo Entertainment System, NES). This machine was said to be more powerful than both the PC and Nintendo’s previous success, The Color TV Gaming System, and also cost less than any previous console. Bang for the buck was the motto and Nintendo went hard. But there were additional areas that could be improved. Areas that Sony could contribute.

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