PlayStation (console)

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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.wikipedia
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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Since the successful launch of the original PlayStation console in 1994, the company has been developing the PlayStation lineup of home video game consoles and accessories.

Fifth generation of video game consoles

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As a fifth generation console, the PlayStation primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn.
For home consoles, the best-selling console was the PlayStation (PS), followed by the Nintendo 64 (N64), and then the Sega Saturn.

PlayStation

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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.
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 2

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In July 2000, a redesigned, slim version called the PS one was released, replacing the original grey console and named appropriately to avoid confusion with its successor, the PlayStation 2.
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.

Nintendo 64

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As a fifth generation console, the PlayStation primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn.
As part of the fifth generation of gaming, the system competed primarily with the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn.

Sega Saturn

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As a fifth generation console, the PlayStation primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn.
Sega added another video display processor in early 1994 to better compete with Sony's forthcoming PlayStation.

PlayStation Classic

On 19 September 2018, Sony unveiled the PlayStation Classic to mark the 24th anniversary of the original console.
The PlayStation Classic is a dedicated video game console by Sony Interactive Entertainment that emulates games originally released on its 1994 PlayStation console.

Home video game console

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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated as PS and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.
First-party hits like Sakura Taisen never saw Western releases, while several third-party titles released on both PlayStation and Saturn in Japan, like Grandia and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, were released in North America and Europe as PlayStation exclusives.

Super NES CD-ROM

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Nintendo approached Sony to develop a CD-ROM add-on, tentatively titled the "Play Station" or "SNES-CD".
The platform was planned to be launched as an add-on for the standard SNES, as well as a hybrid console by Sony called the PlayStation (nicknamed the "Nintendo PlayStation" to distinguish it from the later Sony console of the same name) similar to Sharp's Twin Famicom and JVC's X'Eye.

Nintendo

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The inception of what would become the released PlayStation dates back to 1986 with a joint venture between Nintendo and Sony.
With its market shares slipping to the Sega Saturn and partner-turned-rival Sony PlayStation, Nintendo revitalized its brand by launching a $185 million marketing campaign centered around the "Play it Loud" slogan.

Backward compatibility

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The PlayStation 2, which is backwards compatible with the PlayStation's DualShock controller and games, was announced in 1999 and launched in 2000.
One example of this is the Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) which was backward compatible with games for its predecessor PlayStation (PS1).

Ridge Racer (1993 video game)

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With support from Namco, Konami, and Williams, as well as 250 other development teams in Japan alone, the company secured the launch of new games such as Ridge Racer and Mortal Kombat 3.
It was initially released on the Namco System 22 arcade system board, and later ported to the PlayStation console in 1994.

Psygnosis

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In addition, Sony bought the European company Psygnosis for US$48 million, and renamed it Sony Interactive Entertainment, which began developing games for the future console, including Wipeout and Destruction Derby.
In 1993, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment and turned their attention to the original PlayStation platform.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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Nintendo's choice of Sony someone they had worked with before, Ken Kutaragi, who would later be called "The Father of the PlayStation", was the individual who had sold Nintendo on using the Sony SPC-700 processor for use as the eight-channel ADPCM sound set in the Super Famicom/SNES console through an impressive demonstration of the processor's capabilities.
Donkey Kong Country is said to have helped establish the SNES's market prominence in the latter years of the 16-bit generation, and for a time, maintain against the PlayStation and Saturn.

Wipeout (video game)

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In addition, Sony bought the European company Psygnosis for US$48 million, and renamed it Sony Interactive Entertainment, which began developing games for the future console, including Wipeout and Destruction Derby.
Wipeout (stylised as wipE'out") is a futuristic racing video game developed and published by Psygnosis. It is the first game in the Wipeout series. It was originally released in 1995 for PlayStation and MS-DOS, and later in 1996 for Sega Saturn, being a launch title for the PlayStation (in Europe only). It was re-released as a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Network in 2007.

Destruction Derby

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In addition, Sony bought the European company Psygnosis for US$48 million, and renamed it Sony Interactive Entertainment, which began developing games for the future console, including Wipeout and Destruction Derby.
Versions of Destruction Derby were released for MS-DOS, PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

Tekken (video game)

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The attention to the Sony conference was also attracted by the appearance of Michael Jackson and the showcase of games for the console: WipEout, Ridge Racer and Tekken.
It was released in arcades in December 1994 and on the PlayStation in 1995.

SN Systems

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With the help of Psygnosis, SN Systems was publishing software development tools called PSY-Q.
SN Systems is a provider of Windows based development tools for games consoles, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, PlayStation Vita, and PSP.

Xenogears

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North American and European releases have the button or the buttons as OK, while either the or the button are used as Cancel (some titles, like Xenogears, use the button for cancelling actions and selections, along with the PlayStation 2 system browser and the XrossMedia Bar on the PlayStation 3 and the PSP).
Xenogears is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation video game console.

Final Fantasy VII

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However, a few games, such as Square's Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy VII (which uses the button as cancel) and Final Fantasy Tactics, Namco's Ridge Racer Type 4, and Konami's Metal Gear Solid, use the Japanese button layout worldwide.
Final Fantasy VII (ファイナルファンタジーVII) is a 1997 role-playing video game developed by Square for the PlayStation console.

Vagrant Story

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However, a few games, such as Square's Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy VII (which uses the button as cancel) and Final Fantasy Tactics, Namco's Ridge Racer Type 4, and Konami's Metal Gear Solid, use the Japanese button layout worldwide.
Vagrant Story is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the PlayStation video game console.

Metal Gear Solid

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However, a few games, such as Square's Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy VII (which uses the button as cancel) and Final Fantasy Tactics, Namco's Ridge Racer Type 4, and Konami's Metal Gear Solid, use the Japanese button layout worldwide.
Metal Gear Solid is a stealth game developed by Konami and released for the PlayStation in 1998.

Ken Kutaragi

Nintendo's choice of Sony someone they had worked with before, Ken Kutaragi, who would later be called "The Father of the PlayStation", was the individual who had sold Nintendo on using the Sony SPC-700 processor for use as the eight-channel ADPCM sound set in the Super Famicom/SNES console through an impressive demonstration of the processor's capabilities.
Despite being considered a risky gamble by other Sony executives, Kutaragi once again had the support of Norio Ohga and several years later the company released the original PlayStation.

Sega

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After the collapse of the joint-Nintendo project, Sony briefly considered allying itself with Sega to produce a stand-alone console.
Sega's initial shipment of 200,000 Saturn units sold out on the first day, and it was more popular than new competitor Sony's PlayStation in Japan.

FIFA Football 2005

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FIFA Football 2005 was the last game released for the system in the United States.
It was released for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation Portable (as simply FIFA Soccer), GameCube, mobile phone, Gizmondo, N-Gage and the Game Boy Advance.