Launch 1994
Launch 2006
CPUMIPS R3000A compatible 32-bit RISC CPU
GFX32-bit Sony GPU
Display256x224 to 640x480
Audio16-bit Sony SPU, 24 channel ADPCM

The Sony PlayStation, or PS for short, is a fifth generation (1993–2005) home video game console developed and distributed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was released on December 3, 1994 in Japan at a retail price of ¥37,000. The console was later released in North America (1995), Europe (1995), Australia (1995), and Korea (1996). The PlayStation was known for standardizing disc based games over cartridges, as well as controllers with two analog sticks and vibration feedback. The console was discontinued on March 23, 2006.

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