History of PlayStation

Yahir Avalos, contributor

PlayStation was created in December of 1994 in Japan, releasing the first-ever PlayStation. The PlayStation had a sleek design and CD format. This console made all games become bigger. Within the first 10 years of its release, it had sold over 100 million consoles worldwide. In 1999, the PocketStation was released and was the first console to use external memory cards with a built-in LCD screen and basic controls for mini-games. Playstation later releases the PlayStation 2 console in the year of 2000. The PlayStation 2 brought high definition 3D visuals, online play, and a movie player.

With PlayStation having two successful consoles out on the market. They, later on, they bring out the PlayStation Portable (PSP). There was a total of five different types of PSP models out over its 10-year lifespan, with the final one being the budget-priced PSP street. In 2006, the PlayStation 3 and 81,639 copies were sold within the first 24 hours. The PS3 was so powerful that it was used for a variety of research purposes, including the [email protected] project, which helped medical research into numerous illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2011, The Playstation vita was released becoming the most powerful handheld consoles on the market at the time of its releasing. The PlayStation Vita featured a sparkling five-inch OLED touch screen, alongside two full analog sticks and a rear touchpad for additional control. In 2013, PlayStation launched the PS4 on the market for a retail price of $399.99. The eight generations of video games erupted into life with a powerhouse system capable of high dynamic range (HDR) for vibrant visuals, integrated streaming and social media features for instantly sharing your best (or worst) gaming moments, and the most comfortable DUALSHOCK controller yet.

 

Source: playstation.com

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