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  • Japan
    Saturday May 28, 1994

    Hachikō

    Hachikō Bark

    Japan
    Saturday May 28, 1994

    In 1994, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting in Japan was able to lift a recording of Hachikō barking from an old record that had been broken into several pieces. A huge advertising campaign ensued and on Saturday, May 28, 1994, 59 years after his death, millions of radio listeners tuned in to hear Hachikō bark.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Nov 25, 1994

    Akio Morita

    Morita Stepped down as Sony Chairman

    Tokyo, Japan
    Friday Nov 25, 1994

    On November 25, 1994, Morita stepped down as Sony chairman after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while playing tennis. He was succeeded by Norio Ohga, who had joined the company in the 1950s after sending Morita a letter denouncing the poor quality of the company's tape recorders.




  • Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    Sony Corporation

    Launch The 1st PlayStation

    Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    Launched in 1994, the first PlayStation gained 61% of global console sales and broke Nintendo's long-standing lead in the market.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    PlayStation

    PlayStation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    The original PlayStation, released in Japan on December 3, 1994, was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices. It has included successor consoles and upgrades including the Net Yaroze (a special black PlayStation with tools and instructions to program PlayStation games and applications), "PS one" (a smaller version of the original) and the PocketStation (a handheld which enhances PlayStation games and also acts as a memory card). It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64.




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