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Sony PlayStation Console

The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS and commonly known as the PS1 is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released on 3 December 1994 in Japan, on 9 September 1995 in North America, on 29 September 1995 in Europe, and on 15 November 1995 in Australia, and was the first of the PlayStation lineup of video game consoles. As a fifth generation console, the PlayStation primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn.

Release date for original PlayStation – JP: December 3, 1994, NA: September 9, 1995, EU: September 29, 1995, AU: November 15, 1995

Release date for newer PS One – EU: 2000, JP: July 7, 2000, NA: September 19, 2000

Units shipped – 102.49 million shipped, including 28.15 million PS one units (as of March 31, 2007)

Best-selling game – Gran Turismo; 10.85 million shipped (as of April 30, 2008)

Media – CD-ROM

CPU – R3000A 32bit RISC chip @ 33.7 MHz – Manufactured by LSI Corporation

GPU – 16.47 million colors
Resolution: 256×224 – 640×480 Sprite/BG drawing Adjustable frame buffer No line restriction Unlimited CLUTs (Color Look-Up Tables) 4,000 8×8 pixel sprites with individual scaling and rotation Simultaneous backgrounds (Parallax scrolling) 620,000 polygons/sec

Included accessories and extras – RFU Adapter, Controller (PlayStation Controller or DualShock, depending on production date)

Accessories (retail)

  • PlayStation Controller
  • Dual Analog Controller
  • DualShock
  • Multitap (up to 4 players)
  • Fishing reel controllers (Bass Landing and Reel Fishing)
  • GunCon
  • Jogcon
  • Konami Justifier
  • BeatMania controller
  • NeGcon
  • PocketStation
  • Flightstick
  • Memory Card
  • S-Video cableEuro-AV Cable (RGB-SCART)

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