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Type Video game console
Handheld game console
Owner Sony Computer Entertainment
Country Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Introduced 1994
Markets Worldwide
Registered as a trademark in Worldwide
Website Japan
United States

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.


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]


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