Today, April 30, 2019, marks the last day of the Heisei period before it officially goes into the new Reiwa period on May 1, 2019. Japanese social media has been looking back at Heisei which started on January 8, 1989, with fond memories, including Sony who asked fans to share their favorite PlayStation games they’d like to pass on to children born in the Reiwa era.
来る新時代・令和に生まれる子達にも伝えたい、あなたが思う #令和生まれに伝えたいPSソフト をいくつでも、何度でも是非教えてください。
— プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) April 30, 2019
The Heisei-born PlayStation.
Please tell us about as many PlayStation games that you wish to share with the new generation of children that will be born in Reiwa.
#令和生まれに伝えたいPSソフト hashtag has been picking up in the final day of the Heisei period with all kinds of responses from fans in Japan, including a variety of your favorite Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid games to some of the older classics like Ape Escape and Siren.
Here are some highlights:
— ☆★☆コジコジ☆★☆ (@kkratn) April 30, 2019
“Final Fantasy 9
Released on July 7, 2000, and it is a godly game that you can play on various devices today.
This game taught me that life only has meaning if I spend time enjoying it my own way, and that there’s more to it than simply trying to live long.”
— ありん (@lachesis108) April 30, 2019
“Definitely these!!!!!!!!!!!!” (Suikoden, Suikoden II)
— ゆーき (@orikura) April 30, 2019
“Before entering the 21st century, during an era that didn’t even have smartphones, we had a game that we could pop out of our home console, go on a walk together, and feel all tingly inside from the bottom of our hearts.”
— nori P (@nori765pro) April 30, 2019
“It has to be these, right?” (Boku no Natsuyasumi, Boku no Natsuyasumi 2)