Type Console
Controller Type(s) Dualshock
Playable Media PS Games, CDs
Color(s) Gray
Released JP December 3, 1994
NA September 9, 1995
EU September 29, 1995
AUS November 15, 1995
Predecessor N/A
Successor PSone
Not to be confused with the PSX (DVR).

The PlayStation, also known as the PS, PS1, or PSX, is a video game console that was released by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the first system in the PlayStation console line. The best selling game for the PlayStation was Gran Turismo with a total of 10.85 million copies shipped (as of April 30, 2008).


The PlayStation was released in Japan on December 3, 1994, in North America on September 9, 1995, in Europe on September 29, 1995, and in Australasia on November 15, 1995. The system was praised by critics for the quality of its 3D graphics.


The PlayStation is able to read CDs, acting as a CD player. It can shuffle a CD's playlist, play them in a certain order, or repeat songs. Both this and the memory card manage can be accessed by turning on the system and keeping the CD tray open or by not inserting a game disc.