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Transcript of Playstation
- consists a total of three home consoles, a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
-PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi, a Sony executive who had just come out of his hardware engineering division at that time and would later be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation". is the former Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation. He is known as "The Father of the PlayStation", and its successors and spinoffs, including the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and the PlayStation 3. CONSOLES! It was the first time that consumer electronics giant Sony had bravely attempted to enter the highly competitive games console market.
Going under the catchy, self–explanatory name PlayStation, this 32–bit, CD–based system hit Japan in December and faced tough competition from 'The Big Two' in the form of Sega's fundamentally similar Saturn, and Nintendo's upcoming Ultra 64.
First released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, 1994.
-was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices.
-The first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units, which it had reached 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch.
- Sony enjoyed a very successful launch with titles of almost every genre, including Battle Arena Toshinden, Doom, Warhawk, Air Combat, Philosoma, and Ridge Racer. Almost all of Sony's and Namco's launch titles went on to spawn numerous sequels. -Critics praised the console for the quality of its 3-dimensional graphics. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates preferred Sony's console to the competition from Sega, saying "Our game designer likes the Sony machine.”
-By March 31, 2005, the PlayStation and PSone had shipped a combined total of 102.49 million units, becoming the first video game console to sell 100 million units. -miniature game console created by SCE as a peripheral for the original PlayStation.
-released exclusively in Japan on December 23, 1999 -it featured a monochrome LCD display, a speaker, a real-time clock and infrared communication capability. -It could also be used as a standard PlayStation memory card
-extremely popular in Japan and Sony originally had plans to release it in the United States but the plan was ultimately scrapped due to various manufacturing and supply-and-demand problems. -Released on July 7, 2000, concurrently with its successor the PlayStation 2
-was a considerably smaller, redesigned version of the original PlayStation video game console.
-outsell all-other consoles, including its successor, throughout the remainder of the year
-It featured two main changes from its predecessor, the first being a cosmetic change to the console and the second being the home menu's Graphical User Interface.
- 5 differences between PSone and Playstation:
1. Major cosmetic change to the console (smaller)
2.system menu Graphic User Interface (GUI)
3.added protection against the use of modchips.
4. lack of the original PlayStation's parallel and serial ports. 5. when the console is started up, instead of a trademark symbol (™) beside the words "Computer Entertainment" there is a registered trademark symbol (®). -Sony also released a version with a 5" LCD screen and an adaptor (though it did not have a battery: it is powered by plugging the adapter in a mains socket, or in a car). It was called the Combo pack. -first released on March 4, 2000, in Japan -. As part of the sixth-generation of console gaming, its primary competitors were the Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube. - backwards-compatible with most original PlayStation games -best-selling console of all time, having reached over 154.4 million units sold as of November 21, 2011. -slimmer redesign, and was also released built-in to the PSX DVR and the Sony BRAVIA KDL22PX300 HDTV.
-Sony stated that the life cycle of the PlayStation 2 will continue until demand ceases. -On November 29, 2005, the PS2 became the fastest game console to reach 100 million units shipped, accomplishing the feat within 5 years and 9 months from its launch. This achievement occurred faster than its predecessor, the PlayStation, which took "9 years and 6 months since launch" to reach the same figure. -was a Sony digital video recorder with fully integratedPlayStation and PlayStation 2 video game consoles -was marketed by the main Sony Corporation and was released in Japan on December 13, 2003. -It was the first Sony product to utilize the XrossMediaBar (XMB)
- The fact that it was extremely expensive resulted in a lack of consumer interest. As a result, like the Nintendo 64DD, another failed item of video game hardware, the PSX was never released outside Japan. -can be linked with a PlayStation Portable to transfer videos and music via USB. - It also features software for video, photo and audio editing
- supports online game compatibility using an internal broadband adapter.
-first product released by Sony under the PlayStation brand that did not include a controller with the device itself. - unveiled on May 11, 2004, at a Sony press conference before E3 2004 -a handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Corporation. -the only handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage medium. -Other distinguishing features of the console include its large viewing screen, robust multi-media capabilities, and connectivity with the PlayStation 2,PlayStation 3, other PSPs and the Internet.
- Sony's first hand held console to compete with Nintendo's DS console
- It has a similar control layout to the PS3 -released in September 2004
-smaller, thinner, and quieter than the older versions and includes a built-in Ethernet port (in some markets it also has an integrated modem) - first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan
-the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series
-competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wiias part of the seventh generation of video game consoles
-Major features of the console include its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, its multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable, and its use of the Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage medium.
-comes in 20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, and 320 GB, with only the 160, and 320 being the current models.
-According to Sony Computer Entertainment, the PlayStation 3 has sold 63.9 million units worldwide as of March 31, 2012. - was released on 2007
- the first redesign of the PlayStation Portable.
- slimmer and lighter version of the PlayStation Portable.( 33% lighter and 19% slimmer than the original PSP system) -On January 8, 2008, built-in Skype Wi-Fi Internet phone service was added via firmware updates. -released on 2008
- enhanced screen + built in microphone
-improved LCD screen
-The disc tray, logos, and buttons have all been redesigned and the system now has a microphone. In addition, all games may now be output by component or composite using the video out cable. -released on August 2009 at the Sony Gamescom press conference
- 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% to 45% less power than previous models. -it features a redesigned cooling system and a smaller Cell processor which was moved to a 45nm manufacturing process.
-It sold in excess of a million units within its first 3 weeks on sale. - The redesign also features support for CEC - no longer has the "main power" switch (similar to PlayStation 2 slim), like the previous PS3 models, which was located at the back of the console.
-It was officially released on September 2009 -As part of the release for the slim model, the logo was changed from the "Spider-Man font" and capitalized PLAYSTATION 3 to a more traditional PlayStation- and PlayStation 2-like 'PlayStation 3' logo with "PS3" imprinted on the console. - is a version of the PlayStation Portable handheld game console manufactured by Sony
-It was released on October 2009
-The PSP Go is being produced and sold concurrently with its predecessor the PSP-3000 although it will not replace it.
-On April 20, 2011, the manufacturer announced that the PSP Go would be discontinued so that they may concentrate on the PlayStation Vita. -does not feature a UMD drive, but instead has 16 GB of internal flash memory to store games, video, pictures, and other media -43% lighter and 56% smaller than the original PSP-1000, and 16% lighter and 35% smaller than the PSP-3000
-The screen slides up to reveal the main controls. The overall shape and sliding mechanism are similar to that of Sony's mylo COM-2 internet device -All games on the PSP Go must be purchased and downloaded from the PlayStation Store as the handheld is not compatible with the original PSP's physical media, the Universal Media Disc. The handheld also features connectivity with the PlayStation 3's controllers the Sixaxis and DualShock 3 via Bluetooth connection. - a motion-sensing game controller platform for the PlayStation 3
- Based around a handheld motion controller wand, PlayStation Move uses the PlayStation Eye camera to track the wand's position, and inertial sensors in the wand to detect its motion.
- PlayStation Move launched in mainland Europe and most Asian markets on 15 September 2010, in Australasia on 16 September 2010, in North America and the UK on 17 September 2010, in Japan on 21 October 2010.
- It competes with the Wii Remote Plus and Kinect motion controllers for the Wii and Xbox 360 home consoles, respectively. -a budget-focused model of the PSP
-Unlike previous PSP models, the E1000 does not feature Wi-Fi capabilities and has a matte "charcoal black" finish similar to the slim PlayStation 3
-only features a mono speaker instead of the previous models' stereo speakers and does not feature a microphone. -was officially unveiled by Sony on January 27, 2011 at the PlayStation Meeting 2011. - handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. -successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices
-released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011 -It primarily competes with the Nintendo 3DS, as part of the eighth generation of gaming. -includes two analog sticks, a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, a rear touchpad, Sixaxis motion sensing, a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor. and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional 3G. - has been released as two different versions: one with 3G support, and a cheaper version without 3G support. 2011
- Sony announces their plans to release the PS4 sometime in 2012 or 201 The origins of PlayStation go as far back as 1988, when Sony was working with Nintendo to develop a CD–ROM add–on for the upcoming Super Nintendo console, to be called the Super Disc.
Relationships between the two soon collapsed, and Sony used the Super Disc technology as the basis for its own 'PlayStation', then still a combined CD/SNES cartridge–playing system.
200 were manufactured, but the machine was quickly scrapped and Sony's PlayStation R&D team (headed by one Ken Kutaragi) went back to the drawing board. The rest, as they say, is history.... DID YOU KNOW? The font used for the PLAYSTATION 3 logo is, as many have speculated, the same as that used for the Spider-Man movies. It's said that Ken Kutaragi was struggling to find a font that was suitable for the powerful new system until he cast his eyes upon a poster for Spider-Man 2 and instantly decided that he'd found the perfect typeface. Don't be surprised if the final PLAYSTATION 3 design features a port for extra web fluid too... DID YOU KNOW? Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's (SCEE) first in–house developed game was Total NBA 96. DID YOU KNOW? January saw the Japanese release of a brand new PlayStation peripheral called PocketStation. This diminutive hybrid Memory Card/PDA featured a tiny dot LCD screen, simple controls, and two–way infra red communication,
Japanese editions of games like Final Fantasy VIII, Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot: Warped featured downloadable mini–games for the unit, some of which would actually affect your progress in the main game when plugged back into PlayStation's Memory Card slot.
It was even possible to download programs on to PocketStation – many from underground developers – that would add extra functionality to the device, such as a universal remote control that worked with Sony–manufactured electronics. January saw the Japanese release of a brand new PlayStation peripheral called PocketStation. This diminutive hybrid Memory Card/PDA featured a tiny dot LCD screen, simple controls, and two–way infra red communication, It was even possible to download programs on to PocketStation – many from underground developers – that would add extra functionality to the device, such as a universal remote control that worked with Sony–manufactured electronics. Japanese editions of games like Final Fantasy VIII, Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot: Warped featured downloadable mini–games for the unit, some of which would actually affect your progress in the main game when plugged back into PlayStation's Memory Card slot. DID YOU KNOW? In October, a special PlayStation 2 'European Automobile Collection' was launched to celebrate the shipment of 20 million units worldwide. 5 different colours – white, red, yellow, blue, and silver, all with a metallic finish – were produced in quantities of 2,000 each.
Europe, Japan and the US received 666 each; where the two spare consoles from each batch went is a mystery.... DID YOU KNOW? Special Thanks to:
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