PlayStation

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PlayStation is a video gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.wikipedia
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PlayStation 3

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Sony's next console, the PlayStation 3, was released in 2006, selling over 87.4 million units by March 2017.
It is the successor to PlayStation 2, and is part of the PlayStation brand of consoles.

Sony

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The brand is produced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, a division of Sony, with the first console releasing as the PlayStation in Japan released in December 1994, and worldwide the following year. PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi, a Sony executive who had just finished managing one of the company's hardware engineering divisions at that time and would later be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation".
The company owns the largest music entertainment business in the world, the largest video game console business and one of the largest video game publishing businesses, and is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets, and a leading player in the film and television entertainment industry.

PlayStation (console)

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The brand is produced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, a division of Sony, with the first console releasing as the PlayStation in Japan released in December 1994, and worldwide the following year.
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.

PlayStation Portable

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The first handheld game console in the series, the PlayStation Portable or PSP, sold a total of 80 million units worldwide by November 2013.
It was first released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in PAL regions on September 1, 2005, and is the first handheld installment in the PlayStation line of consoles.

Essentials (PlayStation)

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In addition, the series features various budget re-releases of games by Sony with different names for each region; these include the Greatest Hits, Platinum, Essentials, and The Best selection of games.
Essentials is the Sony PlayStation budget range in the PAL region, which covers Europe, the Middle East, South-Asia and Africa.

Video game

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PlayStation is a video gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
Major console platforms include Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo.

Ken Kutaragi

PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi, a Sony executive who had just finished managing one of the company's hardware engineering divisions at that time and would later be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation".
He is known as "The Father of the PlayStation", and its successors and spinoffs, including the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation 4.

SIE Worldwide Studios

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The series also has a strong line-up of first-party games due to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, a group of many studios owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment that exclusively developed them for PlayStation consoles. Also in 1993, Phil Harrison, who would later become President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, was recruited into SCEI to attract developers and publishers to produce games for their new PlayStation platform.
It is responsible for the creative and strategic direction of development and production of all computer entertainment software by all SIE-owned studios, all of which is produced exclusively for the PlayStation family of consoles.

Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson

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The final two key members of SCEI were Terry Tokunaka, the President of SCEI from Sony's headquarters, and Olaf Olafsson.
He is best known for his tenure at Sony and his leadership in the creation of the PlayStation video game console.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

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The brand is produced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, a division of Sony, with the first console releasing as the PlayStation in Japan released in December 1994, and worldwide the following year.
SIE Inc. was founded as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) in Tokyo on November 16, 1993, to handle Sony's venture into video game development for the PlayStation systems, while SIE LLC was founded in San Mateo on April 1, 2016.

PlayStation 2

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Its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000.
It was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, and in Europe and Australia on November 24, 2000, and is the successor to the original PlayStation, as well as the second installment in the PlayStation console line-up.

Sixth generation of video game consoles

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Released in 2000, 15 months after the Dreamcast and a year before its other competitors, the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube, the PlayStation 2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles, and is backwards-compatible with most original PlayStation games.
The brand Sony had established with the original PlayStation was a major factor in the PlayStation 2's dominance, both in terms of securing a consumer base and attracting third party developers, with the gradual increase in one reinforcing the other.

Home video game console

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PlayStation is a video gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
Sony would use their work with Nintendo as the basis for their PlayStation game console.

Dreamcast

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Released in 2000, 15 months after the Dreamcast and a year before its other competitors, the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube, the PlayStation 2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles, and is backwards-compatible with most original PlayStation games.
Because the Saturn had tarnished Sega's reputation, the company planned to remove its name from the console entirely and establish a new gaming brand similar to Sony's PlayStation, but Irimajiri's management team ultimately decided to retain Sega's logo on the Dreamcast's exterior.

Eighth generation of video game consoles

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The eighth-generation system, launched in the fourth quarter of 2013, introduced the x86 architecture to the PlayStation series.
The eighth generation is expected to transition to the ninth in 2020, as both Sony and Microsoft have stated plans to release the PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett by then; in both cases, the companies have assured that backwards compatibility with the eighth generation console is a high priority to make the transition a soft one.

Gaikai

The company also planned to debut PlayStation Now game streaming service, powered by technology from Gaikai.
On July 2, 2012, Sony announced that a formal agreement had been reached to acquire the company for US$380 million with plans of establishing their own new cloud-based gaming service, as well as integrating streaming technology built by Gaikai into PlayStation products, resulting in PlayStation Now and Remote Play.

PlayStation Home

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It comprises an online virtual market, the PlayStation Store, which allows the purchase and download of games and various forms of multimedia, a subscription-based online service known as PlayStation Plus and a social gaming networking service called PlayStation Home, which had over 41 million users worldwide at the time of its closure in March 2015.
Some personal spaces, such as the PlayStation Home Mansion, had a built-in TV that played content from PlayStation (such as PlayStation.Blog).

Phil Harrison

Also in 1993, Phil Harrison, who would later become President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, was recruited into SCEI to attract developers and publishers to produce games for their new PlayStation platform.
He has been a core member of the teams that successfully launched all of the PlayStation family of hardware formats and software that have helped expand the market for computer entertainment worldwide.

PlayStation TV

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PlayStation TV is a microconsole and a non-portable variant of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console.

GunCon

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The Guncon (often styled "GunCon", a portmanteau of "Gun Controller"), known as the G-Con in Europe, is a family of gun peripherals designed by Namco for the PlayStation consoles.

Norio Ohga

The breaking of the partnership infuriated Sony President Norio Ohga, who responded by appointing Kutaragi with the responsibility of developing the PlayStation project to rival Nintendo.
He supported Ken Kutaragi to develop the PlayStation as a Sony-owned console.

SingStar

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SingStar is a competitive music video game series for PlayStation consoles, developed by London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Seventh generation of video game consoles

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Released on November 11, 2006 in Japan, the PlayStation 3 is a seventh generation game console from Sony.

Konami Justifier

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Konami released versions of the gun for the Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, and PlayStation consoles.

PlayStation Network

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It comprises an online virtual market, the PlayStation Store, which allows the purchase and download of games and various forms of multimedia, a subscription-based online service known as PlayStation Plus and a social gaming networking service called PlayStation Home, which had over 41 million users worldwide at the time of its closure in March 2015. The PlayStation Network is an online service with about 110 million registered users (as of June 2013) and over 94 million active users monthly (as of May 2019).
Launched in November 2006, PSN was originally conceived for the PlayStation video game consoles, but soon extended to encompass smartphones, tablets, Blu-ray players and high-definition televisions.