PlayStation

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PlayStation
DesignerSony
ManufacturerSony
CPU33.8688 MHz R3000
GraphicsGPU and Geometry Transformation Engine
RAM2 MB
MediaCD-ROM
ReleasePlayStation
JP: December 3, 1994
NA: September 9, 1995
EU: September 29, 1995
November 15, 1995
PS one
JP: July 7, 2000
NA: September 19, 2000
EU: September 29, 2000
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The PlayStation, the first home video game console released by Sony, was first released in 1994. The PlayStation sold 102.49 million units, which was more than the 32.93 million units of the Nintendo 64 and the 9.26 million units of the Sega Saturn combined.

Development

Sony announced the PlayStation, which was at the time a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, at the Consumer Electronics Show in 1991. However, since the system would use a Sony-developed Super Disc format, Sony would have a large deal of control over the system. As a result, Nintendo tried to negotiate a better deal with Philips. This led to both deals falling through, and the add-on was never released.

Philips released the CD-i in 1991, and Sony released the PlayStation as a stand-alone console in 1994.

Legacy of the PlayStation

The legacy of the PlayStation remains, even after its heyday. Independent, unlicensed games continue to be produced for the system to this day. Sony has capitalized on the system's continuing popularity with a dedicated console that contained modern hardware with an emulator to run the included games. The PlayStation Classic was released worldwide on December 3, 2018, right in the middle of the 1990s nostalgia boom. It featured twenty built-in games, HDMI display output for high definition televisions, and two new replica controllers using USB connectors.

Physical PlayStation games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to Museum Notes
Gran Turismo Polys
Entertainment
1997 May 1, 2020
Gran Turismo 2 Polyphony
Digital
1999 May 1, 2020
Metal Gear Solid Konami 1998 April 10, 2019
Motor Toon Grand Prix Polys
Entertainment
1994 May 1, 2020 Japanese import.
Namco Museum Vol. 1 Namco 1996 April 23, 2022 Includes Bosconian, Galaga, New Rally-X, Pac-Man, Pole Position, Rally-X, Toy Pop.
Namco Museum Vol. 2 Namco 1996 May 1, 2022 Japanee import.
Includes Bomb Bee, Cutie Q, Dragon Buster, Gaplus, Grobda, Mappy, Xevious.
Namco Museum Vol. 3 Namco 1997 May 2, 2022 Includes Dig Dug, Galaxian, Ms. Pac-Man, Phozon, Pole Position II, Phozon, The Tower of Druaga.

Emulated PlayStation games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Added to Museum Notes
Battle Arena Toshinden Tamsoft 1995 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Breath of Fire IV Capcom 2000 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Castlevania Chronicles Konami 2001 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Konami 1997 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Chrono Cross Square 1999 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Chrono Trigger Square 1999 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Cool Boarders 2 UEP Systems 1997 December 5, 2018 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Crash Bandicoot Naughty Dog 1996 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Naughty Dog 1997 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Naughty Dog 1998 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Crash Team Racing Naughty Dog 1997 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
DarkStalkers 3 Capcom 1998 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Dawn of Mana Square 1999 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Destruction Derby Reflections Interactive 1995 December 5, 2018 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Dino Crisis Capcom 2009 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Dino Crisis 2 Capcom 2011 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Fighting Force Core Design 1997 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Final Fantasy Origins Square 2003 February 4, 2020 Includes Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II.
PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Final Fantasy Tactics Square 1998 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Final Fantasy V Square 1999 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Final Fantasy VI Square 1999 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Final Fantasy VII Square 1997 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Final Fantasy VIII Square 1999 PS Classic: December 5, 2018
PS3, PSP, Vita: February 4, 2020
It is on the PlayStation Classic.
PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and PS Vita.
Final Fantasy IX Square 2000 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Front Mission 3 Square 2000 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Gex: Enter the Gecko Crystal Dynamics 1998 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Grand Theft Auto DMA Design 1997 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Intelligent Qube G-Artists 1997 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Jumping Flash! Exact
Ultra
1995 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Legend of Mana Square 2000 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Mega Man X4 Capcom 1997 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Mega Man X5 Capcom 2000 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Metal Gear Solid Konami 1998 December 5, 2018 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Mr. Driller Namco 1999 December 5, 2018 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee Oddworld Inhabitants 1997 December 5, 2018 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Populous: The Beginning Bullfrog Productions 1999 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Rayman Ubi Pictures 1995 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Resident Evil: Director's Cut Capcom 1996 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Revelations: Persona Atlus 1996 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 Namco 1998 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Silent Hill Konami 1999 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Spyro the Dragon Insomniac Games 1998 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Insomniac Games 1999 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Spyro: Year of the Dragon Insomniac Games 2000 April 19, 2014 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Suikoden Konami 1996 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Suikoden II Konami 2000 February 4, 2020 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Capcom 1996 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Syphon Filter Eidetic 1999 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Tekken 2 Namco 2006 May 22, 2015 PSOne Classic version is on PS3, PSP, and Vita.
Tekken 3 Namco 1998 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Red Storm Entertainment 1998 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Twisted Metal SingleTrac
Sony Interactive Studios America
1995 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.
Wild Arms Media.Vision 1996 December 5, 2018 It is on the PlayStation Classic.