this system is one of those "is it retro" arguments lol.
It'd be a stretch to say its impact was as big as the NES..
YORKSHIRE!I'd be honoured to be considered a yank, but no Brit all the way.What I mean is we know the NES essentially saved the gaming industry, which is quite an achievement. The PSOne didn't have to do that but what it did do is thanks to some very snazzy marketing and games is break out of the traditional market of consoles and sell itself very successfully to a wide audience.
Franchised games and sequels were around long before the Playstation.It's arrival did mark a change in gaming but it doesn't have to be for the better or worse. Just different.It was great to be able to play games like Silent Hill, Resident Evil, MGS, ISS, Gran Turismo.Games that just weren't possible before.ps All the games I mentioned do have "worse" graphics than their modern counterparts but arestill better games. IMO.