Sony has published a selection of videos charting the history of the PlayStation from its launch in 1995, all the way up until now.

As part of the PR push to the launch of what we hope is the PS4 on 20 February, the videos show everything you would want to know about PlayStation's history.

For serious gamers, there are a few adverts and snippets of video which bring back a real sense of nostalgia. The original Crash Bandicoot adverts, for example, and the moment you first picked up a Dual Shock controller. 

The Evolution of the PlayStation 2 video reminds us just how awesome that PS2 logo looked when we first saw it. 

As for the PS3, well this is recent history compared to the PS1 and PS2, but it still feels odd seeing some of the PS3's launch videos. 

Nostalgia aside, Sony's New York launch event for what we presume is the PS4 is just a few days away. No one really knows what to expect, but witnessing the jump in tech shown in each of the evolution videos, expect it to be a big one.