Sony Playstation, PS, PSX, PS1 Specs, Info And History


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Playstation Console Specifications

  • Developer: Sony/Nintendo
  • CPU: 32-bit R3000A RISC clocked at 33.8688 MHZ, 30 MIPS, and 132 Mb/s bus 
  • RAM: 2 MB (16 Mbit)
  • Sound: 16-bit Sony SPU, ADPCM, 44.1KHz
  • Sound Channels: 24 channels
  • Video/GPU: 32-bit Sony/Toshiba, RAM 1 MB VRAM(SGRAM on later models) 2 KB texture caches(132 MB/s memory bus, 32-bit wide), 64 bytes FIFO buffer 
  • 3D Geometry Transform Engine(GTE) Coprocessor, 66 MIPS, Polygons: 360,000/flat shading, 180,000/texture mapping
  • Colors: Color palette: 16,777,216, 57,344 to 153,600 colors on screen at a time.
  • Media: Compact Disc-ROM(CD-ROM)

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Console Generation of the Sony Playstation

  • 5th generation

 

Lifespan of Sony Playstation

  • 1994-2006

 

Launch Price of the Sony Playstation

  • JP: ¥39,800
  • US: $299.99

 

Launch Dates of the Sony Playstation

  • JP: December 3, 1994
  • NA: September 9, 1995
  • EU: September 29, 1995
  • AU: November 15, 1995

 

Discontinued

  • March 23, 2006

 

Playstation Units Sold

 

  • Japan: 21.59 million
  • North America: 40.78 million
  • Europe: 31.09 million
  • Other Regions: 9.04 million

Worldwide: 102.49 million

 

Best Selling PS Games(units sold):

(*) Bundled with console and sold separately

  1.  Gran Turismo – 10.85 million(*)
  2.  FInal Fantasy VII – 9.90 million
  3. Gran Turismo 2 – 9.37 million
  4. Final Fantasy VIII – 8.60
  5. Tekken 3 – 8.3 million
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 8 million
  7. Tomb Raider – 7.1 million
  8. Crash Bandicoot – 6.82 million
  9. Tomb Raider 2 – 6.8 million
  10. Metal Gear Solid – 6 million

Total Software Sales: 962 million

 

 

Other Names, Also Known As

  • PSX(code name)
  • PS
  • PS1
  • Playstation

 

Predecessor To The Sony Playstation

  • N/A

 

Successor To The Sony Playstation

  • Playstation 2

 

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