PlayStation (console)

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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to 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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Sony Interactive Entertainment

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The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to 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.

PlayStation

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

Fifth generation of video game consoles

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It primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn as part of the fifth generation of video game consoles.
For home consoles, the best-selling console was the PlayStation by a wide margin, followed by the Nintendo 64 and then the Sega Saturn.

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 is the successor to the original PlayStation console and is the second iteration in the PlayStation lineup of consoles.

Sega Saturn

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It primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn as part of the fifth generation of video game consoles.
Designed around a new CPU from Japanese electronics company Hitachi, another video display processor was incorporated into the system's design in early 1994 to better compete with Sony's forthcoming PlayStation.

Nintendo 64

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It primarily competed with the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Saturn as part of the fifth generation of video game consoles.
As part of the fifth generation of gaming, the system competed primarily with the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn.

PlayStation Classic

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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 to 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).

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.

Psygnosis

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Unlike Sega, Sony had no arcade division from which to draw console-selling ports, or any in-house development to speak of. To solve this problem, Sony acquired studios such as Psygnosis and signed exclusivity deals with hot arcade publishers Namco and Williams Entertainment.
In 1993, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment and turned their attention to the original PlayStation platform.

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.
A good example is the Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) which was backward compatible with games for its predecessor PlayStation (PS1).

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

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Nintendo's choice of Sony was due to a prior dealing: Ken Kutaragi, the person who would later be dubbed "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.

Warhawk (1995 video game)

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In the US, the console sold 800,000 units by the end of 1995, giving the PlayStation a commanding lead over the other fifth generation consoles, though the Super NES and Sega Genesis from the fourth still outsold it. At a price of US$299, the console enjoyed a very successful launch, with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, Ridge Racer and Rayman.
Warhawk, released as AirAssault in Japan, is a futuristic arcade-style flight-combat game for the Sony PlayStation console, developed by SingleTrac and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Ridge Racer (video game)

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In the US, the console sold 800,000 units by the end of 1995, giving the PlayStation a commanding lead over the other fifth generation consoles, though the Super NES and Sega Genesis from the fourth still outsold it. At a price of US$299, the console enjoyed a very successful launch, with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, Ridge Racer and Rayman.
It was initially released on the Namco System 22 arcade system board, and later ported to the PlayStation console in 1994.

Battle Arena Toshinden

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In the US, the console sold 800,000 units by the end of 1995, giving the PlayStation a commanding lead over the other fifth generation consoles, though the Super NES and Sega Genesis from the fourth still outsold it. At a price of US$299, the console enjoyed a very successful launch, with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, Ridge Racer and Rayman.
Battle Arena Toshinden is a weapons-based fighting game developed by Tamsoft and published by Takara and Sony Computer Entertainment in 1995-1996 for the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Game Boy, and MS-DOS.

Philosoma

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In the US, the console sold 800,000 units by the end of 1995, giving the PlayStation a commanding lead over the other fifth generation consoles, though the Super NES and Sega Genesis from the fourth still outsold it. At a price of US$299, the console enjoyed a very successful launch, with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, Ridge Racer and Rayman.
Philosoma is a video game for the Sony PlayStation, released in 1995 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Rayman (video game)

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In the US, the console sold 800,000 units by the end of 1995, giving the PlayStation a commanding lead over the other fifth generation consoles, though the Super NES and Sega Genesis from the fourth still outsold it. At a price of US$299, the console enjoyed a very successful launch, with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, Ridge Racer and Rayman.
Originally designed for the Atari Jaguar in 1995, a PlayStation version was developed and released around the same time (being a North American launch title in the process), and further ports were created for MS-DOS and Sega Saturn in 1996.

Air Combat

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In the US, the console sold 800,000 units by the end of 1995, giving the PlayStation a commanding lead over the other fifth generation consoles, though the Super NES and Sega Genesis from the fourth still outsold it. At a price of US$299, the console enjoyed a very successful launch, with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, Ridge Racer and Rayman.
Air Combat, known as Ace Combat in Japan, is a semi-realistic flight-sim action game released by Namco for the PlayStation home video game console in 1995.

Xenogears

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 is a 1997 role-playing video game developed by Square for the PlayStation console.

Final Fantasy Tactics

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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 Tactics is a tactical role-playing game developed and published by Squaresoft (later changed to Square and now Square Enix) for the Sony PlayStation video game console.

Vagrant Story

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.

Ken Kutaragi

Nintendo's choice of Sony was due to a prior dealing: Ken Kutaragi, the person who would later be dubbed "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.

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 an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and released for the PlayStation in 1998.