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TypeVideo game console
Handheld game console
OwnerSony Computer Entertainment
CountryMinami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Introduced1994 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 inWorldwide
United States

The PlayStation (often known as the PS1 or the PSX) is a video game console made by Sony released in December 1994. At the time, it was competing against the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn. PlayStation games were stored on CDs. 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. It was succeeded by the PlayStation 2 in March 2000 and was discontinued on March 23, 2006 (eight months before the PlayStation 3 was released).

Sales[change | change source]

The PlayStation and the PSOne have sold over 120 million consoles.[1]

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.[2] It wasn't released in the United States, because it did not sell well.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cumulative Production Shipments of Hardware(until March 2007)". Sony. Archived from the original on 2008-09-06. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Archived from the original
  2. "PocketStation". SCEE. 8 October 1998. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  3. "PocketStation Slips Indefinitely". IGN. 13 May 1999. Retrieved 30 September 2014.