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TypeVideo game console
CurrentownerSony Computer Entertainment

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The PlayStation (abbreviated PS) brand is a line of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, it was first introduced by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, . The PlayStation currently spans the fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of video gaming. The brand consists of a total of three consoles, a media center, an online service and a handheld as well as multiple magazines.

The original PlayStation was the first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. Its successor the PlayStation 2 is the best-selling console to date, having reached over 140 million units sold as of September 30, 2009. Sony's current console the PlayStation 3 has sold over 35.7 million consoles worldwide as of March 31, 2010. The first handheld game console in the PlayStation series, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), has sold a total of 60 million units worldwide as of March 14, 2010.

The PlayStation Network is a unified online service with over 40 million users worldwide, comprising of an online virtual market, the PlayStation Store, to download games as well as various forms of multimedia, a premium online service known as PlayStation Plus as well as a social gaming networking service called PlayStation Home which has over 14 million users worldwide. The PlayStation Move for the PlayStation 3 will be the brand's first foray into the motion gaming industry.

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Fallout: New Vegas on PlayStation 3 Review. - Tweet this news the way the game locks-up and crashes the -PlayStation- 3, the way objects literally pop into view when you're mere yards away from them. ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:32:51 GMT+00:00
NIS America Announce Hyperdimension Neptunia For PlayStation 3 - Gaming Union Tweet this news
Gaming Union--Nippon Ichi Software and Idea Factory's Hyperdimension Neptunia has officially been announced exclusively for the -PlayStation- 3 and is slated for a Spring ... - Date : Thu, 28 Oct 2010 22:05:13 GMT+00:00
PlayStation Move Games, Super Mario Collection Do Battle In Japan - Tweet this news -PlayStation- Move launch line-up also hit Japan this past week, with the bestselling game amongst the group being Beat Sketch! for the PS3. ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:07:30 GMT+00:00
Playstation Phone: the rumor that won't die - Tweet this news this week I posted about a possible -Playstation- Phone as leaked by Engadget. Usually a rumor like this will pop up then fade away for a while until ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:46:26 GMT+00:00
The Fight: Lights Out Delivers a Calorie-Burning Knockout - Tweet this news was pretty excited when -PlayStation- announced the release of its new motion controller, the -PlayStation- Move, for the PS3. It's Sony's chance to compete ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 11:09:47 GMT+00:00

Comparison :
Console Launch price
Release date
Japan : December 3, 1994
North America : September 9, 1995
Europe : September 29, 1995
Australasian : November 15, 1995

Japan : March 4, 2000
North America : October 26, 2000
Europe : November 24, 2000
Australasian : November 30, 2000

Japan : November 11, 2006
North America : November 17, 2006
Europe : March 23, 2007 More...
Slim Model

Japan : August 27, 2009
North America : September 1, 2009
Europe : September 1, 2009
Units sold 102.49 million shipped, including 28.15 million PS one units (as of March 31, 2007) 148 million (as of December 2009) 33.5 million (as of December 31, 2009)
Best-selling game Gran Turismo, 10.85 million shipped (as of April 30, 2008) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, 17.33 million shipped (as of March 26, 2008) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, 5 million shipped (as of December 31, 2009)
Media CD-ROM-based media DVD-ROM/CD-ROM BD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, SACD (1st and 2nd Gen Only)
Included accessories and extras
Accessories (retail)
CPU MIPS R3000A-compatible (R3051) 32bit RISC chip running at 33.8688 MHz 300 MHz MIPS "Emotion Engine" Cell Broadband Engine (3.2 GHz Power Architecture-based PPE with eight 3.2 GHz SPE)
GPU Unknown 147 MHz "Graphics Synthesizer"; fill rate 2.352 gigapixel/sec; 1.1 gigapixel w. 1 texture(defuse); 588 megapixel/sec w. 2 textures (2 defuses or 1 defuse map and other(0 around 74 mill, 1 around 40 mill, 2 around 20 mill); 2 textures per pass 550 MHz RSX (based on Nvidia G70 architecture)
Online service N/A Non-unified service PlayStation Network
PlayStation Store
Internet browser
A/V chat via PlayStation Eye or PS2 EyeToy, voice chat via headset
PlayStation Home
Backward compatibility N/A PlayStation 20GB & 60GB: All PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles 
System software proprietary OS proprietary OS, Linux
DVD Playback Kit
XrossMediaBar (XMB)
System software
Audio CD playback  Audio CD playback  Operating Systems can be installed and run via a hypervisor (feature unavailable with Slim Model)
Consumer programmability Requires the Net Yaroze kit Yabasic software, Linux for PlayStation 2 Development on console via free Linux platform or PC.


Home consoles
PlayStation * PlayStation 2 (PSX) * PlayStation 3
PocketStation * PlayStation Portable (Slim and Lite * 3000 * Go)
PlayStation games (PSOne Classics) * PlayStation 2 games * PlayStation 3 games (PS Move games) * PlayStation Portable games
DownloadablePlayStation Network games * PlayStation 3 games * PlayStation Portable games * minis * PC Engine games
Re-releasesGreatest Hits * Platinum * The Best
PlayStation Network
PlayStation Store * PlayStation Home * Qore * FirstPlay * VidZone * Adhoc Party for PlayStation Portable * Room for PlayStation Portable * PlayStation.Blog
PlayStationPlayStation Controller * Analog Joystick * Dual Analog
PlayStation 3Sixaxis * Logitech Driving Force GT * Logitech Cordless Precision Controller * PlayStation Move
Third-party controllers
neGcon * Jogcon * Guncon
EyeToy * PlayStation Eye * Go!Cam
Net Yaroze * PS2 Linux * OtherOS * PlayTV
System software
PlayStation 3 * PlayStation Portable * XrossMediaBar
PS1 & PS2 MagazinesOfficial U.S. PlayStation Magazine (US) * Official UK PlayStation Magazine (UK PS1) * Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine (UK PS2) * PlayStation Underground (CD-ROM, US)
PS3 MagazinesPlayStation: The Official Magazine (US) * PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) * Official PlayStation Magazine Australia (AU)
CommercialsKevin Butler (US PS3) * Marcus Rivers (US PSP)
Sony Computer Entertainment * Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios * Sony Pictures Loot |

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