Before Sony PlayStation 4 debuts, catch up on PlayStation's evolution

Sony videos document the history of its first three consoles

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With rumors abounding about the launch of the Sony Playstation 4 (there's an event tomorrow), Sony's PlayStation YouTube channel has been publishing a series of videos documenting the evolution of its gaming console.

If you've been a fan of video games for a while, enjoy this nostalgic trip back to the '90s and 2000s for a little bit of Sony PS history. After watching this, I want to dig up my copy of Parappa the Rapper and see if I still have mad moves!

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Here's Part 2, discussing the PlayStation 2:

Here's the third part, which gives a history of the PS3, as well as the PlayStation Network:

Finally, here's a video outlining the evolution of the PlayStation Portable, which I'm happy to say I still own (but haven't played in a while):

Are you excited about tomorrow's announcement? What features of the PS4 are you looking forward to?

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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