PlayStation is channeling the PS1 era with the latest release of special edition #Controllers. Sony gives PlayStation fans nostalgic delight with the upcoming line of #Translucent DualShock 4 controllers.

The 90's was a special era in gaming, on December 3, 1994, Sony Interactive Entertainment launched the original PlayStation in Japan which was later released worldwide. It paved the way for games like 'Final Fantasy VII,' 'Tekken 3,' 'Metal Gear Solid,' 'Crash Bandicoot,' 'Resident Evil,' 'Castlevania: SotN,' 'Silent Hill,' and 'Tomb Raider,' amongst many other games which all became successful franchises. Some of these game has received critical acclaim and are even regarded as probably some of the best games of all time.

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The 90's also saw the trend of translucent peripherals for PlayStation consoles. From memory cards to controllers, there's just something good about seeing what's inside of that device that kids never got tired of looking at, and it became a thing. And now, we see a resurgence of the once hypnotic charm of translucent devices.

Old charm

Sony came up with the brilliant idea to bring back PlayStation's old charm for its #PS4 controllers. This line of retro gaming pads is now available for pre-order for $64.99 each. It's an exclusive set of controllers made for the U.S. and Canada region and are sold in select retail outlets.

These controllers will come in 3 colors: Crystal, Blue Crystal, and Red Crystal. Though the front of the game pads is clear, the rear of each controller remains solid and opaque and matches the color of the game pads respectively.

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These will then be sold to exclusive retailers, with Crystal for GameStop (EB Games in Canada), while the Blue Crystal for Walmart, and the Red Crystal for Best Buy. Though it was not made clear if the crystal game pads will stay for good or if it will run for only a limited time, fans would best order ahead before their dads and their uncles buy out all that's in stock.

Revolutionary revival

Sony wants to share this exciting DualShock 4 update to the world. PlayStation players from Europe will get to take part in this throwback in October. It will, of course, hit Japan, though in November, with a special Midnight Blue and Steel Black color scheme.

From the first generation to the latest, PlayStation gives its controllers the translucent crystal treatment because there's just something magical about seeing what's behind those iconic controllers.