|Type||Video game console
Handheld game console
|Owner||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Country||Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan|
|Introduced||1994 as PS1
2000 in PS2/PSOne
2003 as PSX
2004 as PSP
2006 in video gaming as PS3
2011 as PSVita
2013 as PS4/PSVitaTV
|Registered as a trademark in||Worldwide|
The PlayStation (often known as the PS1 or the PSX) is a video game console made by Sony. At the time it was competing against the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn. PlayStation games were stored on CD-ROMs. The controllers that were first released with the console had no analog joysticks on them, but analog joysticks and a vibration feature were added to later controllers. A slimmer version of the console called the PSOne was released in 2000. It was white instead of grey.
Sales[change | change source]
The PlayStation and the PSOne have sold over 120 million consoles. 
Peripherals[change | change source]
PocketStation[change | change source]
The PocketStation was a very small games console released as a peripheral (an extra accessory) for the PlayStation. It had a clock, an LCD display and four buttons. It could be used as a memory card.  It wasn't released in the United States, because it did not sell well. 
References[change | change source]
- "Cumulative Production Shipments of Hardware(until March 2007)". Sony. https://web.archive.org/web/20080906225802/http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/data/bizdataps_e.html. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Archived from the original
- "PocketStation". SCEE. 8 October 1998. http://www.absolute-playstation.com/api_faqs/faq19.htm. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "PocketStation Slips Indefinitely". IGN. 13 May 1999. http://uk.ign.com/articles/1999/05/13/pocketstation-slips-indefinitely. Retrieved 30 September 2014.