Sony and Walmart join forces to make gamers buy a new controller. Like the retail release, Ape Escape required the then new Dual Shock.
The PlayStation Underground sends out the PlayStation Demo Disc – Shock Your System! to subscribers and retail outlets.
Interactive CD Sampler Disc Volume 11 could have been found in some retailer kiosks in September 1999 and as a freebie.
June 22, 1999 brings PlayStation owners Warzone 2100 and Ape Escape, two games on opposite ends of the spectrum buy focus on accessory usage.
Sony creates a unique way to make people buy a Dual Shock, with Ape Escape being a fun romp through a giant play land of gadgets.