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Fifth-generation and first home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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.

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



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]


  1. "Cumulative Production Shipments of Hardware(until March 2007)". Sony. 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.