16 years since its release, looking back on the history of Sony's "Playstation" series

The first model was released by Sony Computer Entertainment on December 3, 1994, and this year marking the 16th year of release "PlaystationThis is a picture of the history of the series.

From the original PS to PS 3, and also released in Japan the other day "Playstation MoveLooking back on it, I am surprised at technological innovation of home game machines.

Details are as below.
This is the image. From the place where the first PlayStation was released on December 3, 1994, the history of the series began. In the United States, it was released on September 5, 1995, which was nearly a year behind, so it will be 15th anniversary.
15 Years of Playstation - Infographic

And on 4th March 2000 (October 26th in the US), we installed a DVD drive, and at that time "PS2" which realized high graphic performance appeared.

On July 7 the same year, the miniaturized "PS One" was released. Furthermore, the release in the USA is on September 19th the same year, it is on sale earlier than "PS2".

The PS2 camera "EyeToy" released on February 11, 2004 (November 4, 2003 in the United States) uses the camera itself as the controller reflected on the TV via the camera, and the current Playstation Move It can be said to be the original form of.

On 18th May 2004, PS2 sold 100 million units worldwide.

On November 3rd, 2004 (November 1st in the USA), a thin PS2 that volume is about a quarter and weighs about half compared with the conventional model appeared.

On December 12, 2004 (March 23, 2005 in the United States), Sony entered the mobile game machine business for the first time in "Playstation Portable (PSP)".

On November 11, 2006 (November 17 in the United States), the current generation stationary game machine "PS 3" is released. In addition to realizing high computing power by adopting "Cell processor" which combines one general-purpose processor core and eight simple processor cores, Blu-ray drive which was considered "next generation DVD" at that time We have achieved dramatic growth beyond the framework of home video game consoles, including standard loading.

On September 20, 2007 (September 5 in the US), "PSP - 2000" series which was greatly thinner and lighter than before was released.

On July 15, 2008, content distribution services such as movies started on the American "Playstation Network".

About one year after the appearance of "PSP - 2000" on October 16, 2008 (August 20 in the USA)As a portable game machine, "PSP-3000" equipped with the highest class liquid crystal and microphoneReleased."Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G" sells 4 million booksIn recent years, it has been blessed with a hit work.

And on September 3, 2009 (September 1 in the USA),It is thinner, lighter, has lower power consumption than before, and has been reduced by 10,000 yen for the new PS3Appeared. There is also "Final Fantasy XIII (FF 13)" effect,It recorded about 260% of unit sales compared with the previous yearDid.

On September 30, 2009 PS2 sales volume exceeded 140 million units

On October 1, the same year, PSP go, a download purchasing game machine with 16 GB flash memory, was released.

On June 9 this year PS 3 is compatible with 3D stereoscopic game with firmware update. In SeptemberAlso supports "Blu-ray 3D" playback, And we are fully complying with "3D", which Sony places on the core of its growth strategy.

And the motion controller "Playstation Move" is released on October 21, 2010 (September 19 in the USA).

As you see the process of miniaturization of the main body and the functions installed, it is a PlayStation series that feels like walking with "technology", but in the future what direction will you evolve in the future Cow.

in Game, Posted by darkhorse_log