interesting facts about playstation

March 12, 2010 | In: Technology Facts

The PlayStation is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console first released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, 1994.

Successor consoles and upgrades include the Net Yaroze, PS one, PSX, PocketStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable,and the PlayStation 3.

The first conceptions of the PlayStation date back to 1986 in Japan where it was created.

The PlayStation was launched in Japan on December 3, 1994, North America on September 9, 1995, Europe on September 29, 1995, and Oceania in November 15, 1995.

By march 1995, the Playstation/pSone had shipped a total of 100.49 milion units.

The PS was the first console to full 3D modeling with a powerfull CPU at the time running at 33.8688 MHz.

The PlayStation 2 was the first system to have graphics capability better than that of the leading-edge personal computer at the time of its release.

The PlayStation 2 is the first video game system to use DVD technology.

The installation of a modchip allowed the PlayStation’s capabilities to be expanded, and several options were made available. Such a modification allowed the playing of games from other regions, such as PAL titles on a NTSC console, or allowed the ability to play copies of original games without restriction.

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