The History of PlayStation

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  • Development of the Super Disc

     Development of the Super Disc
    In 1988, Sony and Nintendo were working together to develop the Super Disc. However, Sony and Nintendo parted ways business-wise and the Super Disc was never introduced or used by Nintendo as was intended.
  • Research begins by Ken Kutaragi

    Research begins by Ken Kutaragi
    Research and development for the PlayStation had began in 1990, headed by Sony engineer, Ken Kutaragi.
  • The start of PlayStation consoles

    The start of PlayStation consoles
    In 1991, Sony used a modified version of the Super Disk as part of their new game console - the Sony PlayStation.
  • The original PlayStation released

    The original PlayStation released
    The original PlayStation released in December 1994 was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices
  • The PS1 was

    The PS1 was
    Released on July 7, 2000, the PS1 was a considerably smaller, redesigned version of the original PlayStation video game console.
  • PlayStation 2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles

     PlayStation 2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles
    Released in 2000, the PlayStation 2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles, and is backwards-compatible with most original PlayStation games.
  • The new PlayStation X (PSX) was released

    The new PlayStation X (PSX) was released
    In 1994, the new PlayStation X (PSX) was released that was no longer compatible with Nintendo game cartridges and only played CD-ROM based games.
  • PlayStation 2 Slim line was the first major redesign of the PlayStation 2

     PlayStation 2 Slim line was the first major redesign of the PlayStation 2
    Released in 2004, the PlayStation 2 Slim line was the first major redesign of the PlayStation 2, the Slim line was smaller, thinner, quieter and also included a built-in Ethernet port.
  • PlayStation Portable (PSP) was Sony's first handheld console

     PlayStation Portable (PSP) was Sony's first handheld console
    Released in March 2005, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) was Sony's first handheld console
  • PlayStation 3 is the third and current iteration in the series

    PlayStation 3 is the third and current iteration in the series
    Released on November 11, 2006, the PlayStation 3 is the third and current iteration in the series.
  • Sony began shipping a revision of the Slimline

    Sony began shipping a revision of the Slimline
    In 2007, Sony began shipping a revision of the Slimline which was lighter than the original Slimline together with a lighter AC adapter.
  • PSP Slim & Lite

     PSP Slim & Lite
    Released in September 2007, the PSP Slim & Lite was the first major hardware revision of the PlayStation Portable.
  • Sony released yet another revision of the Slimline

    Sony released yet another revision of the Slimline
    In 2008, Sony released yet another revision of the Slimline which had an overhauled internal design incorporating the power supply into the console itself like the original PlayStation 2 resulting in a further reduced total weight of the console.
  • PlayStation 3 "Slim"

    PlayStation 3 "Slim"
    Released in 2009, the redesigned model of the PlayStation 3 is 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% to 45% less power than previous models.
  • PSP Go is the biggest redesign of the PlayStation Portable

     PSP Go is the biggest redesign of the PlayStation Portable
    Released in October 2009, the PSP Go is the biggest redesign of the PlayStation Portable to date.
  • The PlayStation Vita was officially unveiled

    The PlayStation Vita was officially unveiled
    The PlayStation Vita was officially unveiled by Sony on January 27, 2011 at the PlayStation Meeting 2011.
  • Xperia Play was put on the market

    Xperia Play was put on the market
    On March 4, 2011, the Xperia Play was put on the market.
  • "Super Slim" PlayStation 3.

    "Super Slim" PlayStation 3.
    In 2012, Sony revealed a new "Super Slim" PlayStation 3.
  • The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an upcoming video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment announced

    The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an upcoming video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment announced
    The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an upcoming video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment announced at a press conference on February 20, 2013.
  • The redesigned model of the PlayStation 3

     The redesigned model of the PlayStation 3
    Released in 2009, the redesigned model of the PlayStation 3 is the only model in production.
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