Playstation 1

YEAR:  December 1994 (Japan)

INITIAL PRICE: $299, $525 in 2020


The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

The PlayStation is the first “computer entertainment platform” to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. In 2000, a redesigned, slim version called the PS one was released, replacing the original grey console and named appropriately to avoid confusion with its successor, the PlayStation 2.


Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
Manufacturer Sony
Product family PlayStation
Type Home video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Release date PlayStation


  • JP: 3 December 1994[2]
  • NA: 9 September 1995[1]
  • EU: 29 September 1995[3]
  • AU: 15 November 1995[4]

PS one

  • JP: 7 July 2000
  • NA: 19 September 2000
  • EU: 29 September 2000
Retail availability 1994–2005
Discontinued 31 March 2005
Units sold 102.49 million
Media CD-ROM
CPU R3000 @ 33.8688 MHz
Memory 2 MB RAM, 1 MB VRAM
Storage Memory card
Sound 16-bit, 24 channel ADPCM
Controller input PlayStation ControllerDual Analog ControllerDualShock
Connectivity PlayStation Link Cable
Best-selling game Gran Turismo, 10.85 million shipped
Successor PlayStation 2

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