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PLAYSTATION (Japanese : プレイステーション, Hepburn : _Pureisutēshon_, abbreviated as PS) 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. It is created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3, 1994 , with the launch of the original PlayStation
PlayStation
in Japan.

The original console in the series was the first video game console to ship 100 million units, 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. Its successor, the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
, was released in 2000. The PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
is the best-selling home console to date, having reached over 155 million units sold as of December 28, 2012. Sony's next console, the PlayStation 3 , was released in 2006 and has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013. Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
, was released in 2013, selling 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fastest selling console in history.

The first handheld game console in the PlayStation
PlayStation
series, the PlayStation Portable or PSP, sold a total of 80 million units worldwide by November 2013. Its successor, the PlayStation Vita , which launched in Japan
Japan
on December 17, 2011 and in most other major territories in February 2012, had sold over 4 million units by January 2013. PlayStation TV is a microconsole and a non-portable variant of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console. Other hardware released as part of the PlayStation
PlayStation
series includes the PSX , a digital video recorder which was integrated with the PlayStation
PlayStation
and PlayStation
PlayStation
2, though it was short lived due to its high price and was never released outside Japan, as well as a Sony
Sony
Bravia television set which has an integrated PlayStation
PlayStation
2. The main series of controllers utilized by the PlayStation
PlayStation
series is the DualShock , which is a line of vibration-feedback gamepad having sold 28 million controllers as of June 28, 2008.

The PlayStation Network is an online service with over 110 million users worldwide (as of July 2013). 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. PlayStation Mobile (formerly PlayStation
PlayStation
Suite) is a software framework that provides PlayStation
PlayStation
content on mobile devices . Version 1.xx supports both PlayStation
PlayStation
Vita, PlayStation TV and certain devices that run the Android operating system , whereas version 2.00 released in 2014 would only target PlayStation Vita and (optionally) PlayStation
PlayStation
TV. Content set to be released under the framework consist of only original PlayStation
PlayStation
games currently.

7th generation PlayStation
PlayStation
products also use the XrossMediaBar , which is an award-winning graphical user interface . A touch screen-based user interface called LiveArea was launched for the PlayStation
PlayStation
Vita, which integrates social networking elements into the interface. Additionally, the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
and PlayStation 3 consoles also featured support for Linux-based operating systems ; Linux
Linux
for PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
and OtherOS respectively, though this has since been discontinued. The series has also been known for its numerous marketing campaigns, the latest of which being the "Greatness Awaits" commercials in the United States.

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. In addition, the series features various budget re-releases of titles by Sony
Sony
with different names for each region; these include the Greatest Hits , Platinum , Essentials , Favorites and The Best ranges of titles.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Origins * 1.2 Formation of Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment

* 2 Home consoles

* 2.1 PlayStation
PlayStation

* 2.1.1 PS one

* 2.2 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2

* 2.2.1 Slimline model

* 2.3 PlayStation 3

* 2.3.1 Slim model * 2.3.2 Super Slim model

* 2.4 PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4

* 2.4.1 Slim model * 2.4.2 Pro model

* 2.5 Comparison

* 3 Handheld systems

* 3.1 PocketStation
PocketStation

* 3.2 PlayStation Portable

* 3.2.1 PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 models * 3.2.2 PSP Go model * 3.2.3 PSP-E1000 model

* 3.3 PlayStation Vita

* 4 Other hardware

* 4.1 PSX (2003) * 4.2 Television sets * 4.3 Sony
Sony
Ericsson Xperia Play
Xperia Play
* 4.4 Sony
Sony
Tablets * 4.5 PlayStation TV * 4.6 PlayStation VR

* 5 Games

* 5.1 First party games * 5.2 Re-releases

* 6 Online services

* 6.1 PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
online service * 6.2 PlayStation Network * 6.3 PlayStation Store * 6.4 Life with PlayStation
PlayStation
* 6.5 PlayStation Plus * 6.6 PlayStation Blog
PlayStation Blog
* 6.7 PlayStation App * 6.8 PlayStation Mobile * 6.9 PlayStation Now

* 6.10 Online social networking services

* 6.10.1 PlayStation Home * 6.10.2 Room for PlayStation Portable

* 7 Software

* 7.1 XrossMediaBar * 7.2 LiveArea

* 7.3 Linux
Linux
operating systems

* 7.3.1 Linux
Linux
for PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
* 7.3.2 Linux
Linux
for PlayStation 3

* 8 Controllers

* 8.1 Early PlayStation
PlayStation
controllers * 8.2 DualShock series and Sixaxis * 8.3 PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move

* 9 Media

* 9.1 Magazines * 9.2 CD ROM Magazine

* 10 Marketing

* 10.1 Slogans

* 10.2 Notable advertising campaigns

* 10.2.1 It Only Does Everything * 10.2.2 Netherlands
Netherlands
Ceramic White PSP Commercials * 10.2.3 All I want for Xmas is a PSP

* 11 Reception * 12 References * 13 External links

HISTORY

ORIGINS

Original PS logo

PlayStation
PlayStation
was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi , a Sony
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".

The console's origins date back to 1988 where it was originally a joint project between Nintendo
Nintendo
and Sony
Sony
to create a CD-ROM for the Super Famicom . Although Nintendo
Nintendo
denied the existence of the Sony deal as late as March 1991, Sony
Sony
revealed a Super Famicom with a built-in CD-ROM drive, that incorporated Green Book technology or CD-i, called "Play Station" (also known as SNES-CD ) at the Consumer Electronics Show in June 1991. However, a day after the announcement at CES, Nintendo
Nintendo
announced that it would be breaking its partnership with Sony, opting to go with Philips
Philips
instead but using the same technology. The deal was broken by Nintendo
Nintendo
after they were unable to come to an agreement on how revenue would be split between the two companies. The breaking of the partnership infuriated Sony
Sony
President Norio Ohga , who responded by appointing Kutaragi with the responsibility of developing the PlayStation
PlayStation
project to rival Nintendo.

At that time, negotiations were still on-going between Nintendo
Nintendo
and Sony, with Nintendo
Nintendo
offering Sony
Sony
a "non-gaming role" regarding their new partnership with Philips. This proposal was swiftly rejected by Kutaragi who was facing increasing criticism over his work with regard to entering the video game industry from within Sony. Negotiations officially ended in May 1992 and in order to decide the fate of the PlayStation
PlayStation
project, a meeting was held in June 1992, consisting of Sony
Sony
President Ohga, PlayStation
PlayStation
Head Kutaragi and several senior members of Sony's board. At the meeting, Kutaragi unveiled a proprietary CD-ROM-based system he had been working on which involved playing video games with 3D graphics to the board. Eventually, Sony President Ohga decided to retain the project after being reminded by Kutaragi of the humiliation he suffered from Nintendo. Nevertheless, due to strong opposition from a majority present at the meeting as well as widespread internal opposition to the project by the older generation of Sony
Sony
executives, Kutaragi and his team had to be shifted from Sony's headquarters to Sony
Sony
Music , a completely separate financial entity owned by Sony, so as to retain the project and maintain relationships with Philips
Philips
for the MMCD development project (which helped lead to the creation of the DVD
DVD
).

According to SCE's producer Ryoji Akagawa and chairman Shigeo Maruyama , there was uncertainty over whether the console should primarily focus on 2D sprite graphics or 3D polygon graphics . It was only after witnessing the success of Sega
Sega
's _Virtua Fighter _ in Japanese arcades that "the direction of the PlayStation
PlayStation
became instantly clear" and 3D polygon graphics became the console's primary focus.

FORMATION OF SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT

At Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment , Kutaragi worked closely with Shigeo Maruyama , the CEO of Sony
Sony
Music, and with Akira Sato to form Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) on November 16, 1993. A building block of SCEI was its initial partnership with Sony
Sony
Music which helped SCEI attract creative talent to the company as well as assist SCEI in manufacturing, marketing and producing discs, something that Sony Music had been doing with Music Discs. The final two key members of SCEI were Terry Tokunaka, the President of SCEI from Sony's headquarters, and Olaf Olafsson . Olafsson was CEO and president of New York-based Sony Interactive Entertainment which was the mother company for the 1994-founded Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA).

The PlayStation
PlayStation
project, SCEI's first official project, was finally given the green light by Sony
Sony
executives in 1993 after a few years of development. Also in 1993, Phil Harrison , who would later become President of Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios , was recruited into SCEI to attract developers and publishers to produce games for their new PlayStation
PlayStation
platform.

After a demonstration of Sony's distribution plan as well as tech demos of its new console to game publishers and developers in a hotel in Tokyo
Tokyo
in 1994, numerous developers began to approach PlayStation. Two of whom later became major partners were Electronic Arts in the West and Namco
Namco
in Japan. One of the factors which attracted developers to the platform was the use of a 3D-capable, CD-ROM-based console which was much cheaper and easier to manufacture for in comparison to Nintendo's rival console, which used cartridge systems. The project eventually hit Japanese stores in December 1994 and gained massive sales due to its lower price point than its competitor, the Sega Saturn . Popularity of the console spread after its release worldwide in North America
North America
and Europe.

HOME CONSOLES

PLAYSTATION

The original PlayStation
PlayStation
The redesigned PS one Main article: PlayStation (console)

The original PlayStation, released in Japan
Japan
on December 3, 1994 , was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation
PlayStation
series of console and hand-held game devices. It has included successor consoles and upgrades including the Net Yaroze (a special black PlayStation
PlayStation
with tools and instructions to program PlayStation
PlayStation
games and applications), "PS one" (a smaller version of the original) and the PocketStation
PocketStation
(a handheld which enhances PlayStation
PlayStation
games and also acts as a memory card). It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega
Sega
Saturn and the Nintendo
Nintendo
64 . By December 2003, the PlayStation
PlayStation
and PS one had shipped a combined total of 102.49 million units, eventually becoming the first video game console to sell 120 million units.

PS One

Main article: PS one

Released on July 7, 2000 , concurrently with its successor the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
, the PS one was a considerably smaller, redesigned version of the original PlayStation
PlayStation
video game console. The PS one went on to outsell all other consoles, including its successor, throughout the remainder of the year. It featured two main changes from its predecessor, the first being a cosmetic change to the console and the second being the home menu's Graphical User Interface ; a variation of the GUI previously used only on PAL consoles up to that point.

PLAYSTATION 2

Original PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
console (left) and slimline PlayStation
PlayStation
2 console with 8 MB Memory Card and DualShock 2 controller (right) Main article: PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2

Released in 2000 , 15 months after the Dreamcast
Dreamcast
and a year before its other competitors, the Xbox and the Nintendo
Nintendo
GameCube , the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles , and is backwards-compatible with most original PlayStation
PlayStation
games. Like its predecessor, it has received a slimmer redesign. It is the most successful home console in the world, having sold over 155 million units as of December 28, 2012. On November 29, 2005, the PS2 became the fastest game console to reach 100 million units shipped, accomplishing the feat within 5 years and 9 months from its launch. This achievement occurred faster than its predecessor, the PlayStation, which took "9 years and 6 months since launch" to reach the same figure. PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
shipments in Japan
Japan
ended on December 28, 2012. _The Guardian_ reported on January 4, 2013 that PS2 production had ended worldwide, but studies showed that many people all around the world still own one even if it is no longer in use. PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
has been ranked as the best selling console of all time as of 2015.

Slimline Model

Main article: PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Slimline

Released in 2004 , four years after the launch of the original PlayStation
PlayStation
2, the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Slimline was the first major redesign of the PlayStation
PlayStation
2. Compared to its predecessor, the Slimline was smaller, thinner, quieter and also included a built-in Ethernet
Ethernet
port (in some markets it also has an integrated modem ). In 2007 , Sony began shipping a revision of the Slimline which was lighter than the original Slimline together with a lighter AC adapter . In 2008 , Sony released yet another revision of the Slimline which had an overhauled internal design incorporating the power supply into the console itself like the original PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
resulting in a further reduced total weight of the console.

PLAYSTATION 3

Original (left) and slim (right) PlayStation 3 consoles with the DualShock 3 controller Main article: PlayStation 3

Released on November 17, 2006 in North America, the PlayStation 3 is a seventh generation game console from Sony. It competes with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo
Nintendo
Wii
Wii
. The PS3 is the first console in the series to introduce the use of motion-sensing technology through its Sixaxis wireless controller. The console also incorporates a Blu-ray Disc player and features high-definition resolution. The PS3 was originally offered with either a 20 GB or 60 GB hard drive, but over the years its capacity increased in increments available up to 500 GB. The PlayStation 3 has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013.

Slim Model

Main article: PlayStation 3 Slim

Like its predecessors, the PlayStation 3 was re-released in 2009 as a "slim" model. The redesigned model is 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% to 45% less power than previous models. In addition, it features a redesigned cooling system and a smaller Cell processor which was moved to a 45nm manufacturing process. It sold in excess of a million units within its first 3 weeks on sale. The redesign also features support for CEC (more commonly referred to by its manufacturer brandings of BraviaSync, VIERA Link, EasyLink and others) which allows control of the console over HDMI
HDMI
by using the remote control as the controller. The PS3 slim also runs quieter and is cooler than previous models due to its 45 nm Cell. The PS3 Slim no longer has the "main power" switch (similar to PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
slim ), like the previous PS3 models, which was located at the back of the console. It was officially released on September 1, 2009 in North America and Europe
Europe
and on September 3, 2009 in Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Super Slim Model

Main article: PlayStation 3 Super Slim

In 2012, Sony
Sony
revealed a new "Super Slim" PlayStation
PlayStation
3. The new console, with a completely redesigned case which has a sliding door covering the disc drive (which has been moved to the top of the console), is 4.3 pounds, almost three pounds lighter than the previous "slim" model. The console comes with either 12GB flash memory or a 250GB, 500GB hard drive. Several bundles which include a Super Slim PS3 and a selection of games are available.

PLAYSTATION 4

The PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
with the DualShock 4 controller. Main article: PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
(PS4) is the latest video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment announced at a press conference on February 20, 2013. In the meeting, Sony
Sony
revealed some hardware specifications of the new console. The eighth-generation system, launched in the fourth quarter of 2013, introduced the x86 architecture to the PlayStation
PlayStation
series. According to lead system architect, Mark Cerny, development on the PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
began as early as 2008. PlayStation Europe
Europe
CEO Jim Ryan emphasized in 2011 that Sony
Sony
wanted to avoid launching the next-generation console behind the competition.

Among the new applications and services, Sony
Sony
introduced the PlayStation
PlayStation
App, allowing PS4 owners to turn smartphones and tablets into a second screen to enhance gameplay. The company also plans to debut PlayStation Now game streaming service, powered by technology from Gaikai
Gaikai
. By incorporating a share button on the new controller and making it possible to view in-game content being streamed live from friends, Sony
Sony
plans to place more focus on social gameplay as well. The PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
was first released in North America
North America
on November 15, 2013.

Slim Model

Main article: PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
Slim

PLAYSTATION 4 SLIM (officially marketed simply as PLAYSTATION 4 or PS4) was unveiled on September 7, 2016. It is a revision of the original PS4 hardware with a streamlined form factor. The new casing is 40% smaller, and carries a rounded body with a matte finish on the top of the console rather than a two-tone finish. The two USB
USB
ports on the front have a larger gap between them, and the optical audio port was also removed. It ships with a minor update to the DualShock 4 controller, with the light bar visible through the top of the touchpad and dark matte grey coloured exterior instead of a partially shiny black. The PS4 Slim was released on September 15, 2016, with a 500 GB model at the same price point as the original PS4 model. Its model number is CUH-2000.

Pro Model

Main article: PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
Pro

PLAYSTATION 4 PRO or PS4 PRO for short (originally announced under the codename NEO) was unveiled on September 7, 2016. Its model number is CUH-7000. It is an updated version of the PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
with improved hardware, including an upgraded GPU with 4.2 teraflops of processing power, and higher CPU clock. It is designed primarily to enable selected games to be playable at 4K resolution , and improved quality for PlayStation VR . All games are backwards and forward compatible between PS4 and PS4 Pro, but games with optimizations will have improved graphics performance on PS4 Pro. Although capable of streaming 4K video from online sources, PS4 Pro does not support Ultra HD Blu-ray . Additionally the PS4 Pro is the only PS4 model which can remote play at 1080p. The other models are limited to 720p.

COMPARISON

PLAYSTATION PLAYSTATION 2 PLAYSTATION 3 PLAYSTATION 4

CONSOLE

LAUNCH PRICE ¥ 39,800 US$ 299 £ 299 ¥39,800 US$299 £299 ¥49,980 (20 GB) US$499 (20 GB), US$599 (60 GB) £ 425 (60 GB) € 599 (60 GB) ¥ 38,980 US$ 399 € 399 £ 349

RELEASE DATE

* JP : December 3, 1994

* NA : September 9, 1995

* EU : September 29, 1995

* AU : November 15, 1995

PS ONE MODEL

* EU : 2000

* JP : July 7, 2000

* NA : September 19, 2000

* JP : March 4, 2000

* NA : October 26, 2000

* EU : November 24, 2000

* AU : November 30, 2000

SLIMLINE MODEL

* EU : October 29, 2004

* JP : November 3, 2004

* NA : November 2004

* AU : November 2004

* JP : November 11, 2006

* NA : November 17, 2006

* EU : March 23, 2007

More... SLIM MODEL

* JP : August 27, 2009

* NA : September 1, 2009

* EU : September 1, 2009

SUPER SLIM MODEL

* NA : September 25, 2012

* EU : September 28, 2012

* JP : October 4, 2012

* NA : November 15, 2013 * EU : November 29, 2013 * AU : November 29, 2013 * JP : February 22, 2014

UNITS SOLD 102.49 million shipped, including 28.15 million PS one units (as of March 31, 2007) >155 million (as of December 28, 2012) >84 million (as of November 2014) >50 million (As of 6 December 2016 )

BEST-SELLING GAME _Gran Turismo _; 10.85 million shipped (as of April 30, 2008) _Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas _; 17.33 million shipped (as of March 26, 2008) _ Grand Theft Auto V _; over 15 million shipped (as of December 7, 2013) _ Uncharted 4: A Thief\'s End _; 8.7 million shipped (as of December 21, 2016)

MEDIA CD-ROM DVD-ROM /CD-ROM BD-ROM , DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, SACD (1st and 2nd Gen Only) Blu-ray , DVD
DVD
Blu-ray 6x CAV, DVD
DVD
8x CAV

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES AND EXTRAS

* RFU Adapter * Controller ( PlayStation Controller or DualShock , depending on production date)

* DualShock 2 Controller * Composite AV cable

* Internal hard drive (20, 40, 60, 80, 120, 160, 250, 320 or 500 GB, depending on model) * Wireless DualShock 3 / Sixaxis Controller * Composite AV cable * Ethernet
Ethernet
cable * USB
USB
cable

* Internal hard drive (500GB/1TB) * Wireless DualShock 4 Controller * Mono Headset * Power Cable * HDMI
HDMI
Cable * USB
USB
Cable

ACCESSORIES (RETAIL)

* PlayStation Controller * Dual Analog Controller * DualShock * Multitap (up to 4 players) * Fishing reel controllers (_Bass Landing_ and _Reel Fishing_) * GunCon * Jogcon * Konami Justifier * BeatMania controller * NeGcon * PocketStation
PocketStation
* Flightstick * Memory Card * S-Video cable * Euro-AV Cable (RGB- SCART )

* DualShock 2

* PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
HDD Internal hard drive supported by PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Expansion Bay (model 30000 and 50000 only) * PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Headset * EyeToy * Driving Force Steering Wheels with Force Feedback * _ Onimusha 3 _ katana controller * Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller * PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
DVD
DVD
remote control

* Network adapter Built-in for slim case model (PSTwo, model 70000) * Memory Card (8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB) (for PlayStation
PlayStation
2) * Guitar Hero SG Controller * 'Buzz' Controllers (with all versions of Buzz ) * Light gun ( GunCon 2 ) * Multitap (multi-controller adaptor) * Component AV cable * S-Video cable * Euro-AV Cable (RGB-SCART) * Microphones (with Karaoke Revolution and SingStar games) * USB
USB
Mouse fill rate 2.352 gigapixel/sec; 1.1 gigapixel w. 1 texture(diffuse); 588 megapixel/sec w. 2 textures (2 diffuse maps or 1 diffuse map and 1 other(0 around 74 mill, 1 around 40 mill, 2 around 20 mill); 2 textures per pass

Capable of multi-pass rendering;

Connected to VU1 on CPU (a vector only for visual style coding things with 3.2Gflops) to deliver enhanced shader graphics and other enhanced graphics 550 MHz RSX "Reality Synthesizer" (based on Nvidia G70 architecture) Custom AMD Radeon
Radeon
18 Compute Units (1152 shaders) @ 800 MHz

ONLINE SERVICE N/A Non-unified service PlayStation Network PlayStation Store Internet browser A/V chat via PlayStation Eye or PS2 EyeToy , voice chat via headset PlayStation Network

BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY N/A PlayStation 20GB "> Original 80GB: All PS1 titles, most PS2 titles. All other models (model code CECHGxx and later): Support for PS1 titles only. No native backwards compatibility. Cloud based backwards compatibility via PlayStation Now . Emulated PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
titles available from the PlayStation
PlayStation
Store.

SYSTEM SOFTWARE proprietary OS proprietary OS, Linux
Linux
DVD
DVD
Playback Kit XrossMediaBar (XMB) Orbis OS

System software features Audio CD playback Audio CD playback

DVD
DVD
Playback Operating Systems can be installed and run via a hypervisor (feature unavailable with Slim Model ) Audio CD playback

Audio file playback (ATRAC3, AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA) Video file playback (MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264-AVC, DivX) Blu-ray playback DVD
DVD
playback

Image editing and slideshows (JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP) Mouse and keyboard support Folding@Home client with visualizations from the RSX Blu-ray playback

DVD
DVD
playback Audio playback from inserted USB
USB
flash drive

CONSUMER PROGRAMMABILITY Requires the Net Yaroze kit Yabasic software, Linux
Linux
for PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Development on console via free Linux
Linux
platform or PC. TBA

HANDHELD SYSTEMS

POCKETSTATION

Main article: PocketStation
PocketStation
PocketStation
PocketStation

The PocketStation
PocketStation
was a miniature game console created by SCE as a peripheral for the original PlayStation
PlayStation
. Released exclusively in Japan
Japan
on December 23, 1999, it featured a monochrome LCD , a speaker, a real-time clock and infrared communication capability. It could also be used as a standard PlayStation
PlayStation
memory card by connecting it to a PlayStation
PlayStation
memory card slot. It was extremely popular in Japan
Japan
and Sony
Sony
originally had plans to release it in the United States
United States
but the plan was ultimately scrapped due to various manufacturing and supply-and-demand problems.

PLAYSTATION PORTABLE

Main article: PlayStation Portable The original PlayStation Portable (PSP-1000)

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) was Sony's first handheld console to compete with Nintendo's DS console. The original model (PSP-1000) was released in December 2004 and March 2005 , The console is the first to utilize a new proprietary optical storage medium known as Universal Media Disc (UMD), which can store both games and movies. It contains 32 MB of internal flash memory storage, expandable via Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. It has a similar control layout to the PS3 with its PlayStation
PlayStation
logo button and its ('Triangle'), ('Circle/O'), ('Cross/X') and ('Square') buttons in their white-colored forms.

PSP-2000 And PSP-3000 Models

Main articles: PlayStation Portable § PSP-2000 , and PlayStation Portable § PSP-3000

The PSP-2000 (also known as the Slim & Lite in PAL territories) was the first major hardware revision of the PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable, released in September 2007 . The 2000 series was 33% lighter and 19% slimmer than the original PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable. The capacity of the battery was also reduced by ⅓ but the run time remained the same as the previous model due to lower power consumption. Older model batteries will still work and they extend the amount of playing time. The PSP Slim non-game video will output in either progressive or interlaced mode. USB
USB
charging was also made possible. Buttons are also reportedly more responsive on the PSP-2000. In 2008 , Sony released a second hardware revision called the PSP-3000 which included several features that were not present in the PSP-2000, such as a built-in microphone and upgraded screen, as well as the ability to output PSP games in interlaced mode.

PSP Go Model

Main article: PlayStation Portable § PSP Go Piano Black PSP Go (open position)

Released in October 2009 , the PSP Go is the biggest redesign of the PlayStation Portable to date. Unlike previous PSP models, the PSP Go does not feature a UMD drive but instead has 16 GB of internal flash memory to store games, videos and other media. This can be extended by up to 32GB with the use of a Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash card. Also unlike previous PSP models, the PSP Go's rechargeable battery is not removable or replaceable by the user. The unit is 43% lighter and 56% smaller than the original PSP-1000, and 16% lighter and 35% smaller than the PSP-3000. It has a 3.8" 480 × 272 LCD (compared to the larger 4.3" 480 × 272 pixel LCD on previous PSP models). The screen slides up to reveal the main controls. The overall shape and sliding mechanism are similar to that of Sony's mylo COM-2 internet device. The PSP Go is being produced and sold concurrently with its predecessor the PSP-3000 although it will not replace it. All games on the PSP Go must be purchased and downloaded from the PlayStation Store as the handheld is not compatible with the original PSP's physical media, the Universal Media Disc. The handheld also features connectivity with the PlayStation 3 's controllers the Sixaxis and DualShock 3 via Bluetooth
Bluetooth
connection.

PSP-E1000 Model

Main article: PlayStation Portable § PSP-E1000

The PSP-E1000 is a budget-focused PSP model which, unlike previous PSP models, does not feature Wi-Fi or stereo speakers (replaced by a single mono speaker) and has a matte "charcoal black" finish similar to the slim PlayStation
PlayStation
3. The E1000 was announced at Gamescom 2011 and available across the PAL region for an RRP of € 99.99.

PLAYSTATION VITA

Main article: PlayStation Vita The PlayStation Vita

Released in Japan
Japan
on December 17, 2011 and North America
North America
on February 22, 2012, the PlayStation Vita was previously codenamed _Next Generation Portable_ (_NGP_). It was officially unveiled by Sony
Sony
on January 27, 2011 at the PlayStation
PlayStation
Meeting 2011. The original model of the handheld, the PCH-1000 series features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, two analog sticks, a rear touchpad, Sixaxis motion sensing and a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor.

The new PCH-2000 series system is a lighter redesign of the device that was announced at the SCEJA Press Conference in September 2013 prior to the Tokyo
Tokyo
Game Show. This model is 20% thinner and 15% lighter compared to the original model, has an additional hour of battery life, an LCD instead of OLED, includes a micro USB
USB
Type B port, 1GB of internal storage memory. It was released in Japan
Japan
on October 10, 2013 in six colors: white, black, pink, yellow, blue, and olive green, and in North America
North America
on May 6, 2014.

OTHER HARDWARE

PSX (2003)

Main article: PSX (DVR) The PSX

Released solely in Japan
Japan
in 2003 , the Sony
Sony
PSX was a fully integrated DVR and PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
video game console . It was the first Sony
Sony
product to utilize the XrossMediaBar (XMB) and can be linked with a PlayStation Portable to transfer videos and music via USB
USB
. It also features software for video , photo and audio editing. PSX supports online game compatibility using an internal broadband adapter. Games that utilize the PS2 HDD (for example, Final Fantasy XI ) are supported as well. It was the first product released by Sony under the PlayStation
PlayStation
brand that did not include a controller with the device itself.

TELEVISION SETS

Released in 2010, the SONY BRAVIA KDL22PX300 is a 22-inch 720p television which incorporates a PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
console, along with 4 HDMI
HDMI
ports.

A 24-inch 1080p PlayStation
PlayStation
branded 3D television, officially called the PLAYSTATION 3D DISPLAY, was released in late 2011. A feature of this 3D television is _SimulView_. During multiplayer games, each player will only see their respective screen (in full HD) appear on the television through their respective 3D glasses, instead of seeing a split screen (e.g. player 1 will only see player 1's screen displayed through their 3D glasses).

SONY ERICSSON XPERIA PLAY

Main article: Xperia Play
Xperia Play

The Xperia Play
Xperia Play
is an Android-powered smartphone with a slide-up gamepad resembling the PSP Go developed by Sony
Sony
Ericsson aimed at gamers, and is the first to be PlayStation Certified . Also can download PlayStation
PlayStation
Suite App.

SONY TABLETS

Sony
Sony
Tablets are PlayStation Certified Android tablets, released in 2011, 2012, and 2013. They offer connectivity with PlayStation
PlayStation
3 controllers, and integrate with the PlayStation
PlayStation
network using a proprietary application. The following models were released between 2011 and 2013: S, Sony
Sony
Tablet S, Sony
Sony
Tablet P, Xperia Tablet S and Xperia Tablet Z.

PLAYSTATION TV

Main article: PlayStation TV

PlayStation
PlayStation
TV, known in Asia
Asia
as PlayStation Vita TV, is a microconsole and a non-portable variant of the PlayStation
PlayStation
Vita handheld. It was announced on September 9, 2013 at a Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment Japan
Japan
presentation. Instead of featuring a display screen, the console connects to a television via HDMI. Users can play using a DualShock 3 controller, although due to the difference in features between the controller and the handheld, certain games are not compatible with PS TV, such as those that are dependent on the system's touch-screen, rear touchpad, microphone or camera. The device is said to be compatible with over 100 Vita games, as well as various digital PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable, PlayStation
PlayStation
and PC Engine titles. The system supports Remote Play compatibility with the PlayStation
PlayStation
4, allowing players to stream games from the PS4 to a separate TV connected to PS TV, and also allows users to stream content from video services such as Hulu and Niconico, as well as access the PlayStation Store. The system was released in Japan
Japan
on November 14, 2013, in North America on October 14, 2014, and in Europe
Europe
and Australasia on November 14, 2014.

PLAYSTATION VR

PlayStation VR is a virtual reality device that is produced by Sony Computer Entertainment . It features a 5.7 inch 1920x1080 resolution OLED display, and operates at 120fps which can eliminate blur and produce a smooth image; the device also has a low latency of less than 18ms. Additionally, it produces two sets of images, one being visible on a TV and one for the headset, and includes 3D audio technology so the player can hear from all angles. The PlayStation VR was released in October 2016.

GAMES

Main articles: List of PlayStation games , List of PlayStation
PlayStation
2 games , List of PlayStation 3 games , List of PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
games , List of PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
games , List of PlayStation Portable games , List of PlayStation Vita games , List of PlayStation Store games , and List of PlayStation Mobile games

Each console has a variety of games. Most games released on the original PlayStation
PlayStation
are backwards compatible and can be played directly on its successors, the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
, PSX and PlayStation
PlayStation
3 . Some of these games can also be played on the PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable but they must be purchased and downloaded from a list of PS one Classics from the PlayStation Store . Games released on the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
can currently only be played on the original console as well as the PSX and the early models of the PlayStation 3 which are backwards compatible. The PlayStation 3 has two types of games, those released on Blu-ray Discs and downloadable games from the PlayStation Store. The PlayStation Portable consists of numerous games available on both its physical media, the Universal Media Disc and the Digital Download from the PlayStation
PlayStation
Store. However, some games are only available on the UMD while others are only available on the PlayStation
PlayStation
Store. The PlayStation Vita consists of games available on both its physical media, the PlayStation Vita card and digital download from the PlayStation
PlayStation
Store.

FIRST PARTY GAMES

Main article: Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios

Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios is a group of video game developers owned by Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment . It is dedicated to developing video games exclusively for the PlayStation
PlayStation
series of consoles. The series has produced several best-selling franchises such as the _Gran Turismo _ series of racing video games as well as critically acclaimed titles such as the _ Uncharted _ series. Other notable franchises include _God of War _, _ Twisted Metal _ and more recently, _ LittleBigPlanet _ (series), _InFAMOUS _, and _ MotorStorm _.

RE-RELEASES

Main articles: Greatest Hits , Platinum Range , The Best , PS one Classics , Classics HD , and PlayStation Mobile

Greatest Hits (North America), Platinum Range (PAL territories) and The Best ( Japan
Japan
and Asia) are video games for the Sony
Sony
PlayStation, PlayStation
PlayStation
2, PlayStation
PlayStation
3, and PlayStation Portable consoles that have been officially re-released at a lower price by Sony. Each region has its own qualifications to enter the re-release program. Initially, during the PlayStation
PlayStation
era, a game had to sell at least 150,000 copies (later 250,000) and be on the market for at least a year to enter the Greatest Hits range. During the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
era, the requirements increased with the minimum number of copies sold increasing to 400,000 and the game had to be on the market for at least 9 months. For the PlayStation Portable , games had to be on the market for at least 9 months with 250,000 copies or more sold. Currently, a PlayStation 3 game must be on the market for 10 months and sell at least 500,000 copies to meet the Greatest Hits criteria. PS one Classics were games that were released originally on the PlayStation
PlayStation
and have been re-released on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable. Classics HD are compilations of PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
games that have been remastered for the PlayStation
PlayStation
3 on a single disc with additional features such as upscaled graphics, PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
support, 3D support and PlayStation Network trophies. PlayStation Mobile (formerly PlayStation
PlayStation
Suite) is a cross-platform, cross-device software framework aimed at providing PlayStation content, currently original PlayStation
PlayStation
games, across several devices including PlayStation Certified Android devices as well as the PlayStation Vita .

ONLINE SERVICES

PLAYSTATION 2 ONLINE SERVICE

Main article: PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
online functionality

Online gaming on PlayStation
PlayStation
consoles first started in July 2001 with the release of PlayStation
PlayStation
2's unnamed online service in Japan. Later in August 2002 saw its release in North America, followed by the European release in June 2003. This service was shut down on March 31, 2016.

PLAYSTATION NETWORK

Main article: PlayStation Network

Released in 2006, the PlayStation Network is an online service focusing on online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery. The service is provided and run by Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment for use with the PlayStation 3 , and was later implemented on the PlayStation Portable , PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
video game consoles . The service currently has over 110 million users worldwide (as of July 2013). The Sony
Sony
Entertainment Network provides other features for users like PlayStation Home , PlayStation Store , and Trophies .

PLAYSTATION STORE

Main article: PlayStation Store

The PlayStation Store is an online virtual market available to users of the PlayStation
PlayStation
3, PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
and PlayStation Portable game consoles via the PlayStation Network . The store uses both physical currency and PlayStation Network Cards . The PlayStation
PlayStation
Store's gaming content is updated every Tuesday and offers a range of downloadable content both for purchase and available free of charge. Available content includes full games, add-on content, playable demos , themes and game and movie trailers . The service is accessible through an icon on the XMB on the PS3 and PSP. The PS3 store can also be accessed on the PSP via a Remote Play connection to the PS3. The PSP store is also available via the PC application, Media Go . As of September 24, 2009, there have been over 600 million downloads from the PlayStation Store worldwide.

Video content such as films and television shows are also available from the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3 and PSP and will be made available on some new Sony
Sony
BRAVIA televisions, VAIO laptop computers and Sony
Sony
Blu-ray Disc players from February 2010.

LIFE WITH PLAYSTATION

Main article: Life with PlayStation
PlayStation

Life with PlayStation
PlayStation
was a Folding@home application available for PlayStation 3 which connected to Stanford University
Stanford University
’s Folding@home distributed computer network and allowed the user to donate their console's spare processing cycles to the project. Folding@home is supported by Stanford University
Stanford University
and volunteers make a contribution to society by donating computing power to this project. Research made by the project may eventually contribute to the creation of vital cures. The Folding@home client was developed by Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment in collaboration with Stanford University. Life with PlayStation
PlayStation
also consisted of a 3D virtual view of the Earth and contained current weather and news information of various cities and countries from around the world, as well as a World Heritage
World Heritage
channel which offered information about historical sites, and the United Village channel which is a project designed to share information about communities and cultures worldwide. As of PlayStation 3 system software update version 4.30 on October 24, 2012, the Life With PlayStation
PlayStation
project has ended.

PLAYSTATION PLUS

Main article: PlayStation Plus

PlayStation
PlayStation
Plus, a subscription-based service on the PlayStation Network , compliments the standard PSN services. It enables an auto-download feature which allows the console to automatically download game patches and system software updates. Subscribers also gain early or exclusive access to some betas , game demos, premium downloadable content (such as full game trials of retail games like _Infamous_ and _ LittleBigPlanet _) and other PlayStation Store items, as well as a free subscription to Qore . Other downloadable items include PlayStation Store discounts and free PlayStation
PlayStation
Network games, PS one Classics, PlayStation
PlayStation
Minis, themes and avatars.

PLAYSTATION BLOG

Main article: PlayStation Blog
PlayStation Blog

PlayStation Blog
PlayStation Blog
is an online PlayStation
PlayStation
focused gaming blog which is part of the PlayStation Network . It was launched on June 11, 2007 and since its launch, has featured in numerous interviews with third-party companies such as Square Enix
Square Enix
. It also has posts from high-ranking Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment executives such as Jack Tretton , President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment. A sub-site of the blog called PlayStation Blog
PlayStation Blog
Share was launched on March 17, 2010 and allowed readers of the blog as well as users of the PlayStation Blog
PlayStation Blog
to submit ideas to the PlayStation team about anything PlayStation-related and vote on the ideas of other submissions.

PLAYSTATION APP

Main article: PlayStation App

The PlayStation App is an application that was released on January 11, 2011 in several European countries for iOS (version 4 and above) and for Android (version 1.6 and above), and has been installed more than 3.6 million times as of March 2, 2014. It allows users to view their trophies, see which of their PSN friends are online and read up to date information about PlayStation. It does not feature any gaming functionality.

PLAYSTATION MOBILE

Main article: PlayStation Mobile

The PlayStation Mobile (formerly _ PlayStation
PlayStation
Suite_) is a software framework that will be used to provide downloadable _PlayStation_ content to devices running Android 2.3 and above as well as the PlayStation Vita . The framework will be cross-platform and cross-device, which is what Sony
Sony
calls "hardware-neutral". It was set to release before the end of calendar year 2011. In addition, Android devices that have been certified to be able to play back PlayStation Suite content smoothly will be certified with the PlayStation Certified certification.

PLAYSTATION NOW

Main article: PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now (PS Now) is a Gaikai-based video game streaming service used to provide PlayStation
PlayStation
gaming content to PlayStation
PlayStation
3 (PS3), PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
(PS4), PlayStation Vita , PlayStation TV and BRAVIA televisions . The service currently allows users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription. PlayStation Now was announced on January 7, 2014 at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show . At CES, Sony presented demos of The Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, Puppeteer and Beyond: Two Souls, playable through PS Now on Bravia TVs and PlayStation
PlayStation
Vitas. PlayStation Now was launched in Open Beta in the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
on PS4 on July 31, 2014, on PS3 on September 18, 2014, on PS Vita and PS TV on October 14, 2014, with support for select 2014 Bravia TVs coming later in the year.

ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICES

PlayStation
PlayStation
Home

Main article: PlayStation Home

PlayStation Home is a community-based social gaming networking service for the PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network (PSN). It is available directly from the PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar . Membership is free, and only requires a PSN account. Home has been in development since early 2005 and started an open public beta test on December 11, 2008. Home allows users to create a custom avatar , which can be made to suit the user's preference. Users can decorate their avatar's personal apartment ("HomeSpace") with default, bought, or won items. They can travel throughout the Home world (except cross region), which is constantly updated by Sony
Sony
and partners. Each part of the world is known as a space. Public spaces can just be for display, fun, or for meeting people. Home features many mini-games which can be single player or multiplayer. Users can shop for new items to express themselves more through their avatars or HomeSpace. Home features video screens in many places for advertising, but the main video content is shown at the theatre for entertainment. Home plays host to a variety of special events which range from prize-giving events to entertaining events. Users can also use Home to connect with friends and customize content. _Xi _, a once notable feature of Home, is the world's first console based Alternate Reality Game that took place in secret areas in Home and was created by nDreams .

Room For PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable

Main article: Room for PlayStation Portable

"Room" (officially spelled as _R∞M_ with capital letters and the infinity symbol in place of the "oo") was being beta tested in Japan from October 2009 to April 2010. Development of Room has been halted on April 15, 2010 due to negative feedback from the community. Announced at TGS 2009, it was supposed to be a similar service to the PlayStation Home and was being developed for the PSP. Launching directly from the PlayStation Network section of the XMB was also to be enabled. Just like in Home, PSP owners would have been able to invite other PSP owners into their rooms to "enjoy real time communication." A closed beta test had begun in Q4 2009 in Japan.

SOFTWARE

See also: PlayStation 3 system software and PlayStation
PlayStation
Portable system software

XROSSMEDIABAR

Main article: XrossMediaBar

The XrossMediaBar, originally used on the PSX , is a graphical user interface currently used for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable , as well as a variety of other Sony
Sony
devices. The interface features icons that are spread horizontally across the screen. Navigation moves the icons instead of a cursor . These icons are used as categories to organize the options available to the user. When an icon is selected on the horizontal bar, several more appear vertically, above and below it (selectable by the up and down directions on a directional pad). The XMB can also be accessed in-game albeit with restrictions, it allows players to access certain areas of the XMB menu from within the game and is only available for the PlayStation
PlayStation
3. Although the capacity to play users' own music in-game was added with this update, the feature is dependent on game developers who must either enable the feature in their games or update existing games.

LIVEAREA

Main article: LiveArea

LiveArea, designed to be used on the PlayStation Vita , is a graphical user interface set to incorporate various social networking features via the PlayStation Network . It has been designed specifically as a touchscreen user interface for users.

LINUX OPERATING SYSTEMS

Linux
Linux
For PlayStation
PlayStation
2

Main article: Linux
Linux
for PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2

In 2002, Sony
Sony
released the first useful and fully functioning operating system for a video game console, after the Net Yaroze experiment for the original PlayStation. The kit, which included an internal hard disk drive and the necessary software tools, turned the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
into a full-fledged computer system running Linux
Linux
. Users can utilize a network adapter to connect the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
to the internet, a monitor cable adaptor to connect the PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
to computer monitors as well as a USB
USB
Keyboard and Mouse which can be used to control Linux
Linux
on the PlayStation
PlayStation
2.

Linux
Linux
For PlayStation
PlayStation
3

Main article: OtherOS

The PlayStation 3 (excluding PlayStation 3 Slim) also supports running Linux
Linux
OS on firmware versions prior to 3.21 without the need for buying additional hardware purchase. Yellow Dog Linux
Linux
provides an official distribution that can be downloaded, and other distributions such as Fedora , Gentoo and Ubuntu have been successfully installed and operated on the console. The use of Linux
Linux
on the PlayStation
PlayStation
3 allowed users to access 6 of the 7 Synergistic Processing Elements ; Sony
Sony
implemented a hypervisor restricting access to the RSX . The feature to install a second operating system on a PlayStation 3 was removed in a firmware update released in 2010.

CONTROLLERS

EARLY PLAYSTATION CONTROLLERS

A PlayStation
PlayStation
Controller. Main articles: PlayStation Controller , PlayStation Analog Joystick , and Dual Analog Controller

Released in 1994, the PlayStation
PlayStation
control pad was the first controller made for the original PlayStation
PlayStation
. It featured a basic design of a D-pad , 4 main select buttons ( ('Green Triangle'), ('Red Circle/Red O')), ('Blue Cross/Blue X') and ('Pink Square'), and start and select buttons on the face. 'Shoulder buttons' are also featured on the top (named by the side and 1 and 2 ). In 1996, Sony released the PlayStation Analog Joystick for use with flight simulation games. The original digital controller was then replaced by the Dual Analog in 1997, which added two analog sticks based on the same potentiometer technology as the Analog Joystick. This controller was then also succeeded by the DualShock controller.

DUALSHOCK SERIES AND SIXAXIS

Main articles: DualShock and Sixaxis A DualShock 3 controller

Released in 1998, the DualShock controller for the PlayStation succeeded its predecessor, the Dual Analog, and would go on to become the longest running series of controllers for the PlayStation
PlayStation
brand. In addition to the inputs of the original, digital, controller ( , , , , L1, L2, R1, R2, Start, Select and a D-pad ), the DualShock featured two analog sticks in a similar fashion to the previous Dual Analog controller, which can also be depressed to activate the L3 and R3 buttons.

The DualShock series consists of four controllers: the DualShock which was the fourth controller released for the PlayStation; the DualShock 2, the only standard controller released for the PlayStation 2, and the DualShock 3, the second and current controller released for the PlayStation
PlayStation
3, and the DualShock 4, which went through a massive redesign and is the default input of the PlayStation
PlayStation
4, and upon release was compatible with the PS3 originally only via USB
USB
and eventually with a firmware update, Bluetooth
Bluetooth
connectivity was enabled. The Sixaxis was the first official controller for the PlayStation
PlayStation
3, and is based on the same design as the DualShock series (but lacking the vibration motors of the DualShock series of controllers).

Like the Dual Analog, the DualShock and DualShock 2 feature an "Analog" button between the analog sticks that toggles the analog sticks on and off (for use with games which support only the digital input of the original controller). On the PlayStation 3 Sixaxis and DualShock 3 controllers, the analog sticks are always enabled. Beginning with the Sixaxis, a ' PlayStation
PlayStation
button' (which featured the incorporated PS logo and is similar in function to the Xbox 360 "Guide" button) was included on controllers. The PlayStation
PlayStation
button replaces the "Analog" button of the DualShock and DualShock 2 controllers. Pressing the PS button on the PS3 brings up the XMB , while holding it down brings up system options (such as quit the game, change controller settings, turn off the system, and turn off the controller).

PLAYSTATION MOVE

Main article: PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
A PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
controller

PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
is a motion-sensing game controller platform for the PlayStation 3 video game console by Sony
Sony
Computer Entertainment (SCE). Based on the handheld motion controller wand, PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
uses the PlayStation Eye webcam to track the wand's position and the inertial sensors in the wand to detect its motion. First revealed on June 2, 2009, PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
was launched in Q3/Q4 2010. Hardware available at launch included the main PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
motion controller and an optional PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
sub-controller. Although PlayStation Move
PlayStation Move
is implemented on the existing PlayStation 3 console, Sony
Sony
states that it is treating Move's debut as its own major "platform launch", planning an aggressive marketing campaign to support it. In addition to selling the controllers individually, Sony also plans to provide several different bundle options for PlayStation Move hardware; including a starter kit with a PS Eye, a Move motion controller, and a demo/sampler disc, priced under US$ 100; a full console pack with a PS3 console, DualShock 3 gamepad, PS Eye, and Move motion controller; and bundles of a Move motion controller with select games.

MEDIA

MAGAZINES

The PlayStation
PlayStation
brand has a wide series of magazines, from across different continents, covering PlayStation
PlayStation
related articles and stories. Many of these magazines work closely with Sony
Sony
and thus often come with demo discs for PlayStation
PlayStation
games. Currently there are three magazines still in circulation namely _PlayStation: The Official Magazine _, _ PlayStation
PlayStation
Official Magazine _, _Official PlayStation Magazine (Australia) _. However, over the years, many PlayStation magazines have spawned while a few have also become defunct, these include the _Official U.S. PlayStation
PlayStation
Magazine _, _Official UK PlayStation
PlayStation
Magazine _, _Official UK PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Magazine _.

CD ROM MAGAZINE

Main article: PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground

_ PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground_ was a non-traditional magazine that Sony Computer Entertainment America produced and published between Spring 1997 to Spring 2001. Subscribers received two PlayStation
PlayStation
CDs, along with a booklet and colorful packaging every quarter. The CDs contained interviews, cheats, programmers moves, game demos and one-of-a-kind Memory Card saves. Several issues showed how a game was created from basic design to final product. Since the CDs could only be run on a PlayStation, it proved a useful marketing tool which spawned a line of _ PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground JamPacks_ Demo CDs and which contained highlights from recent issues of _PlayStation Underground_, along with seemingly as many game demos that could be packed on a single CD. Unlike _ PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground_ these were available in most stores for $4.95, were published twice a year in Summer and Winter and usually spotlighted newly released or coming soon games. By 2001, Sony
Sony
had decided to phase out _Underground_ to focus on the _JamPacks_ with the release of the PlayStation
PlayStation
2. _ PlayStation
PlayStation
Underground_ CDs are mainly in the hands of collectors these days.

MARKETING

Promotion of the PlayStation
PlayStation
at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2003

The PlayStation
PlayStation
has been known for several advertising campaigns.

SLOGANS

Advertising slogans used for each PlayStation
PlayStation
console iteration: PlayStation
PlayStation

* "eNoS Lives" (The first letter 'E' was printed in red to denote the word, _ready_. _Enos_ stood for _Ready, Ninth of September_) * "U R Not e" (The letter 'E' was printed in red to denote the word, _ready_, as in _You Are Not Ready_) * "Do Not Underestimate The Power of PlayStation." (From the S.A.P.S. - Society Against PlayStation
PlayStation
— series of adverts) * "Playstation" (Seen on several PlayStation
PlayStation
systems and games commercials)

PS one

* "Wherever, Whenever, Forever."

PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2

* "The Beginning." * "Live In Y ur W rld, Pl y In urs." (The PlayStation
PlayStation
face button icons were used to denote certain letters: Live In Your World, Play In Ours) * "(Welcome to the) Third Place." * "Fun, Anyone?" * "The ultimate just got better – PlayStation
PlayStation
9 – teleport yours today."

PlayStation Portable

* "PSP Hellz Yeah" (PSP-1000 Series) * "Dude, Get Your Own..." (PSP-2000 Series) * "Everywhere Just Got Better" (PSP-3000 Series and PSPgo) * "It's GO Time" (PSPgo) * "Your Whole World In Your Hands" (UK "> , PlayStation
PlayStation
is the strongest selling console brand worldwide.

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