3 PlayStation Items That Need Gold Plating

Sony has established a cult following for the PlayStation brand ever since the first console was released in Europe in 1995. Unsurprisingly, lifelong fans have stuck by the company during its darkest hours and invested thousands of pounds in different products. If you’re a fan, you should consider gold plating some of the items from the company’s history.

Let’s face it: once Sony has released the latest PlayStation console, the ones that preceded it lose a significant amount of value and you’ll probably store them – and all their accessories – away in your loft. Rather than allowing all that stuff to collect dust, you should proudly display it in your house.

Here are three items that would be perfect to show off.



Sony’s handheld controller is iconic. Its four buttons – square, triangle, circle and an ‘x’ – are instantly recognisable by so many people, from gaming fans to even the casual audience. If you own the first DualShock model used for the PlayStation 1 (PS1), then you have an important piece of history in your collection.


Memory card

The memory card was a staple requirement for the PS1 and PlayStation 2 (PS2), especially as it was the place where you saved all your video games’ data. When you think about it, it’s also the place that holds so many of your favourite memories. Considering memory cards were abandoned by the time the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 arrived, you could turn the old ones you still have into personal memorabilia.



The PS2 remains the best-selling console in history. It’s an incredible feat for a console that was released 18 years ago, and you were probably one of those people that helped it reach that milestone. It is an iconic system in Sony’s history, but also a piece of item that any gaming fan will own.