PlayStation

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PlayStation is a 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 and has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013.
It is the successor to PlayStation 2, and is part of the PlayStation brand of consoles.

PlayStation (console)

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It is created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3, with the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan.
The console was the first of the PlayStation lineup of home video game consoles.

Essentials (PlayStation)

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

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.

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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

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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 encouraged the development of the Compact Disc in the 1970s and 1980s, and of the PlayStation in the early 1990s.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

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It is created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3, with the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan. The series also has a strong line-up of first-party titles due to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, a group of fifteen first-party developers owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment which are dedicated to developing first-party games for the series.
The company was founded in Tokyo, Japan, and established on November 16, 1993, as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), to handle Sony's venture into video game development through its PlayStation brand.

Sixth generation of video game consoles

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Released in, 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.

PlayStation 2

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Its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000.
It is the successor to the original PlayStation console and is the second iteration in the PlayStation lineup of consoles.

Home video game console

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PlayStation is a 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, 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.

Gaikai

The company also plans 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 $380 million USD 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).

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.

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.

Seventh generation of video game consoles

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Released on November 17, 2006 in North America, the PlayStation 3 is a seventh generation game console from Sony.

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.

PlayStation TV

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

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 over 110 million users worldwide (as of July 2013).
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.

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 4

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Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 4, was released in 2013, selling 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fastest selling console in history.

PlayStation Portable

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The first handheld game console in the PlayStation series, the PlayStation Portable or PSP, sold a total of 80 million units worldwide by November 2013.

Computing platform

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The series also has a strong line-up of first-party titles due to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, a group of fifteen first-party developers owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment which are dedicated to developing first-party games for the series.
Video game consoles, any variety (PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo)

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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The console's origins date back to 1988 where it was originally a joint project between Nintendo and Sony to create a CD-ROM for the Super Famicom.
Although a SNES-CD prototype console was produced by Sony, Nintendo's deals with both Sony and Philips were canceled, with Philips gaining the right to release a series of games based on Nintendo franchises for its CD-i multimedia console and Sony going on to develop its own PlayStation console based on its initial dealings with Nintendo.