PlayStation

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Welcome to the landing page of the original PlayStation video game system. This page contains some technical specification of the system, highlights its game library, other facts and pictures.

Sony PlayStation with DualShock controller

Release dates

  • Japan: 3rd of December 1994
  • North America: 9th of September 1995
  • Europe: 29th of September 1995

Often called also: PS1, PSX, PSOne

Technical specifications

  • CPU: MIPS R3000A-compatible 32-bit RISC CPU MIPS R3051 with 5 KB L1 cache, running at 33.8688 MHz
  • Memory: 2 MB main EDO DRAM. Additional RAM is integrated with the GPU (including a 1 MB VRAM) and SPU (512 KB), BIOS stored on 512 KB ROM, Flash memory via Memory Cards
  • GPU: 32-bit Sony GPU (designed by Toshiba)
  • Resolutions: Progressive: 256×224 to 640×240, Interlaced: 256×448 to 640×480
  • Colors: 24-bit true color 16,777,216 colors, 57,344 (256×224) to 153,600 (640×240) colors on screen
  • SPU: 16-bit Sony SPU Supports ADPCM sources with up to 24 channels, Sampling rate of up to 44.1 kHz
  • Games format: 660 MB maximum storage capacity, double speed CD-ROM drive

Some essential games

  • Gran Turismo 2
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  • Wipeout 2097/Wipeout XL
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Syphon Filter
  • Silent Hill
  • Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tekken 3
  • Spyro The Dragon
  • Driver
  • Ape Escape
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
  • Crash Team Racing
  • PaRappa The Rapper
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Jumping Flash!