Playstation – The Begining
• The PlayStation is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The console was released in Japan on December 3, 1994, and was released in North America and Europe in September 1995.
• The PlayStation is the first of the PlayStation series of consoles and handheld game devices. • The first conceptions of the PlayStation date back to a 1986 joint venture between Nintendo and Sony. Nintendo had been attempting to work with disc-based technology since the Famicom; their product was known as the ‘CD-ROM/XA’ – which acted as an extension of CD-ROMs that allowed for simultaneous access to compressed audio and video data on the discs, however the medium had problems. • PlayStation 1 is powered by MIPS R3000A processor clocked at 33.8688 MHz. It’s best-selling game is Gran Turismo with over 10 million copies shipped.