PlayStation
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Home Console
Generation
Fifth
Sony Corporation
PlayStation 2
Nintendo 64, Saturn
Unit(s) sold
100 million+
Technical Information
Variant(s)
PSOne, Net Yaroze
Supported Media
PlayStation CD-ROM, Audio CD
Save Capabilities
PlayStation Memory Card
Input(s)
PlayStation Controller,PlayStation Dual Analog Controller,DualShock Controller
Flag of Europe.svg European Release
September 291995
Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg North American Release
September 91995
Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japanese Release
December 31994
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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS and commonly known as the PS1) was Sony Corporation's first entry into the video game console market. The fifth-generation console primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Saturn. It is generally regarded as an industry success due to the widespread adoption of the system by developers and publishers alike. The PlayStation entered the market at a time of a period of dominance from both Nintendo and SEGA, but was successful in dominating the market, and would later capitalize on this market dominance with the PlayStation 2. Today, the PlayStation has sold over 100 million units worldwide.

In December 2018, an updated version of the PlayStation was released which came with several built-in games and new features.

History

Hardware

Competitors

Net Yaroze

Games

Connectivity

See also

References

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