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PLAY STATION CONSOLES

PlayStation is a gaming brand that consists of four home video game consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines. It is created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3, 1994, with the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan.

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The original console in the series was the first video game console to ship 100 million units, 9 years and 6 months after its initial launch. Its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000. The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling home console to date, having reached over 155 million units sold as of December 28, 2012. Sony's next console, the PlayStation 3, was released in 2006 and has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013. Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 4, was released in 2013, selling 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale, becoming the fastest selling console in history.

The first handheld game console in the PlayStation series, the PlayStation Portable or PSP, sold a total of 80 million units worldwide by November 2013

The PlayStation Network is an online service with over 110 million users worldwide (as of July 2013). It comprises an online virtual market, the PlayStation Store, which allows the purchase, and download of games and various forms of multimedia, a subscription-based online service known as PlayStation Plus and a social gaming networking service called PlayStation Home, which had over 41 million users worldwide at the time of its closure in March 2015.

7th generation PlayStation products also use the XrossMediaBar, which is an award-winning graphical user interface. A touchscreen-based user interface called LiveArea was launched for the PlayStation Vita, which integrates social networking elements into the interface.

The series also has a strong line-up of first-party titles due to Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, a group of fifteen first-party developers owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment which are dedicated to developing first-party games for the series

In October 2018, Sony President Kenichiro Yoshida stated the necessity of the new PlayStation console. Yoshida said, it has become "necessary to have next-generation hardware" to replace the PlayStation 4, which is now 5 years old.

DETAILS OF PLAY STATION




Product type - Video-game console
(home, handheld, and micro-console)

Production company -
(PlayStation Originals; TV series and films)

Owner - Sony Interactive Entertainment

Country -  Minami-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Introduced  - December 3, 1994; 24 years ago

Markets  -  Worldwide

Website  -  www.playstation.com

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