Evolution Of The PlayStation


By Atharv Sharma
Published Oct 13, 2021

Hindustan Times



Launched on 3rd December 1994 in Japan, the original Playstation sold more than 100 million units

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It introduced real-time 3D graphics, a speedier processor, and compelling games, as well as popularising CDs

PlayStation 2

First released in Japan on March 4, 2000, PlayStation 2 became the best-selling console of its time

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PlayStation 2 was backwards compatible with most PS One games and introduced the iconic DualShock controller as well

PlayStation Portable

Better known as PSP, this was PlayStation's entry into the handheld console space

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It had a 4.3-inch high-resolution widescreen screen, amazing graphics, and the ability to watch movies and listen to music

PlayStation VR

Released in October 2016, this virtual reality headset enabled players to play games in VR

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The PlayStation VR features a 5.7-inch OLED screen with full HD video, 360-degree tracking, and three-dimensional audio.

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PlayStation 5

Released in 2021, the latest offering by PlayStation features a white-and-black design with curvy edges

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The next-gen console will ship with exciting features such as 8K graphics, 3D audio and exclusive gaming titles

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