Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 13, 2020
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  Crash Bandicoot voted PlayStation Icon by Official PlayStation Magazine readers
  Share on Twitter RSS

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Official PlayStation Magazine have asked the top hardcore gamers, their readers, who have voted in their tens of thousands to crown their favourite PlayStation Icon.

The magazine presents the top 20 PlayStation Icons of all time in the February issue, and Crash Bandicoot was voted top of the poll.

Speaking about the winner, Official PlayStation Magazine Editor Matthew Pellett said; "Despite being absent from our screens since 2008, the original PlayStation Icon remains in the hearts of modern gamers. Our readers have spoken loud and clear: even though Naughty Dog has moved on to blockbusters such as the Uncharted series and The Last Of Us, the developer's PS1 marsupial still casts a shadow over all other gaming characters. Thousands of people voted Crash Bandicoot into the number one spot and calls for his return to PlayStation grow louder every single month."

The top 10 are:

10 Batman

9 Cloud Strife

8 Pyramid Head

7 Big Boss

6 Lara Croft

5 Scorpion/Sub-Zero (joint placement)

4 Nathan Drake

3 Kratos

2 Solid Snake

1 Crash Bandicoot

To see the full list, purchase a copy of Official PlayStation Magazine now. Available on newsstands until 12 February 2015.

About Future:

•    Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).

•    Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.

•    Future holds market-leading positions in Technology, Games, Music, and the Creative sector.

•    Future attracts more than 49 million monthly global unique users to our websites, which include, and

•    Future sold more than 14 million magazines last year. Our most well-known brands include T3, Total Film and Xbox: The Official Magazine.

•    Videos created by Future had over 143 million views last year.

•    Future, and its portfolio, reaches over 15 million people on social media.

•    Future has over 200 licensing & syndication agreements in 89 countries worldwide, and exports over 55 titles.

•    Follow Future plc on Twitter at and on LinkedIn at