Hey guys, thought we could compile a list of things Sony have pioneered that have become staples in gaming and have been followed since. These are just some I could think of and they might not be totally accurate, looking for corrections and additions :P
First DVD enabled console(PS2)
First blu ray enabled console(PS3)
First controller to have 4 shoulder buttons
First controller to have twin analog sticks(twin flight sticks don't really count)
First controller to have clickable analog sticks(L3 and R3)
First controller to have analog pressure button(PS2/PS3. Xbox OG copied this, ultimately dropped with the 360/PS4).
First console to contain USB ports(PS2 onwards)
First console to output HD(PS2 with GT4)
when you need to add completely irrelevant stuff like movie support and USB ports to "innovations to gaming" and the other half of your list is "added another one of already existing things" then the list is pretty sad imo.
Kind of have to agree with you on this one, but I think we would be the minority lol
Adding double what the competition had, adding a few things pcs have, and using your consoles to push whatever media format they were currently invested in were hardly ground shattering innovations. I Definately like the clickable analoge sticks, the eye toy and pressure sensitive buttons though.