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  • Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    Sony Corporation

    Launch The 1st PlayStation

    Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    Launched in 1994, the first PlayStation gained 61% of global console sales and broke Nintendo's long-standing lead in the market.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    PlayStation

    PlayStation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    The original PlayStation, released in Japan on December 3, 1994, was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices. It has included successor consoles and upgrades including the Net Yaroze (a special black PlayStation with tools and instructions to program PlayStation games and applications), "PS one" (a smaller version of the original) and the PocketStation (a handheld which enhances PlayStation games and also acts as a memory card). It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64.




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