Only a Hardcore Playstation fan would read till the end

Playstation : From PS1 – PS5

Since my childhood having a playstation was always my dream. With my days evolving from the SEGA games Playstation with new graphics and many interesting games took our attention and became a dream for every child in the neighborhood.

Playstation 1

Sony released the PlayStation in Japan on 3 December 1994, a week after the release of its rival Sega Saturn, at a price of Japan currency39,800.Sales in Japan began with a “stunning” success with long queues in shops.

It sold 100,000 units on the first day and then two million units after six months on the market. Mostly fueled by the success of Virtua Fighter, the Saturn had initially outsold the PlayStation in the first few weeks of launch.

300,000 PlayStation units sold in Japan 1994 and 500,000 Saturn units. PlayStations, which were shipped from Japan to North America and Europe, with some buyers of such consoles paying large amounts of money in the range of £700.

Well playstation 1 was kinda before my birth so my brothers are more attached to it than me because they’ve got more memories with that console. I started loving playstation when SONY made a historical console.

Playstation 2

The PlayStation 2 (PS2) is a home video game console by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, in Europe on November 24, 2000, and Australia on November 24, 2000.

It is the successor to the original PlayStation, as well as the second installment in the PlayStation console line-up. A sixth-generation console, it competed with Sega’s Dreamcast, Nintendo’s GameCube, and Microsoft’s original Xbox.

Games and Compatibility

Over 3,800 game titles were ready for the PS2, with over 1.5 billion copies sold. Sony later manufactured several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as Slimline models in 2004.

Even After PS3 got out, PS2 stayed in the hearts of people

Demand

Demand for the PlayStation 2 remained strong throughout much of its lifespan, selling over 1.4 million units in Japan by March 31, 2000.

10.6 million units sold out worldwide by March 31, 2001. In 2005, the PlayStation 2 became the fastest game console to reach 100 million units shipped, accomplishing the feat within 5 years and 9 months from its launch.

This was surpassed 4 years later when the Nintendo DS reached 100 million shipments in 4 years and 5 months from its launch.

By July 2009, the system had sold 138.8 million units worldwide, with 51 million of those units sold in PAL regions.

Overall, over 155 million PlayStation 2 units were sold worldwide by March 31, 2012, the year Sony officially stopped supplying updated sales numbers of the system.

Backstreet Gamer’s Statement

This is/was/and will always be the console people loved and would love to talk about. Every kid in the neighborhood had a dream of opening that big yellow box which has the name PLAYSTATION 2 and a console in it.

I still remember pleading and requesting my parents when my friend bought a PS2 with a game free (that was Fight night a boxing game) in the year 2007. It was 8000Rs INR back then.

Upon next is the one I was shocked to hear about

Playstation 3

What’s new about it..??

Basically PS3 was a futuristic console for all the people in that generation. Though Nintendo Wii made a wireless gaming console back then but it had games like mario kart and some other small games.

But Playstation 3 had gaming with excellent graphics. From tennis to Call of duty everything in that console was made literally to awe people.

While Playstation 2 had 2 models Playstation 3 was sold in 3 different models

  • Original Playstation 3
  • Slim model
  • Super slim model

Launch

The PlayStation 3 was first released in Japan on November 11, 2006, at 07:00. According to Media Create, 81,639 PS3 systems were sold within 24 hours of its introduction in Japan. Soon after its release in Japan, the PS3 was released in North America on November 17, 2006. The system sold about 600,000 units in its first two days

Slim Model

Following speculation that Sony was working on a ‘slim’ model, Sony officially announced the PS3 CECH-2000 model on August 18, 2009, at the Sony Gamescom press conference.

New features included a slimmer form factor, decreased power consumption, and a quieter cooling system. It was released in major territories by September 2009.

At the same time, a new logo came up for the console replacing the previous “Spider-Man” wordmarks with a new “PS3” wordmark evoking the design of the PlayStation 2 wordmark replacing the capitalized PlayStation 3 lettering.

Super Slim Model

In September 2012 at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that a new, slimmer PS3 redesign (CECH-4000) was due for release in late 2012 and that it would be available with either a 250 GB or 500 GB hard drive.

Three versions of the Super Slim model were revealed: one with a 500 GB hard drive, a second with a 250 GB hard drive which is not available in PAL regions, and a third with a 12 GB flash storage that was available in PAL regions, and in Canada.

The storage of 12 GB model is upgradable with an official standalone 250 GB hard drive. A vertical stand was also released for the model

Meanwhile Sony made it’s debut into handheld consoles to give a sucker punch to the competitors like nintendo DS

Playstation Portable PSP

This console had 5 variations along it’s lifetime.

  • 1000
  • 2000
  • 3000
  • Go (N 1000)
  • street (E 1000)

The PlayStation Portable a is a handheld game console by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in PAL regions on September 1, 2005, and is the first handheld installment in the PlayStation line of consoles. As a seventh generation console it competed with the Nintendo DS.

The PSP got positive edge of critics, and sold over 80 million units during its ten-year lifetime.

Several models of the console were released, released in Japan in 2011 and worldwide.

The Vita has backward compatibility with PSP games that were released on the PlayStation Network through the PlayStation Store,

which became the main method of purchasing PSP games after Sony shut down access to the store from the PSP on March 31, 2016.

Hardware shipments of the PSP ended worldwide in 2014; production of UMDs ended when the last Japanese factory producing them closed in late 2016.

Backstreet Gamer’s Story

Back in 2009 I had this PSP 1000 which I got as a gift from USA and 3 games. Dragon Ball Z, Tekken 6, and a Spider Man game.

Sadly it was broken in the year 2010 and After that in 2011 I’ve bought PSP 3000.

Later in that year my brother and I used Homebrew network to install iso games into the console.

Till today December 7th 2020 its perfectly working.

Playstation Vita

The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita or Vita) is a handheld video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

It was first released in Japan on Dec 17, 2011, and other countries on Feb 22, 2012. The console is the successor to the PlayStation Portable, and a part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices; as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles, it primarily competed with the Nintendo 3DS.

The original model of the handheld includes a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, two analog joysticks, and front and shoulder push-button input, and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and optional 3G. The Vita features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU and a quad-core SGX543MP GPU. The PS Vita 2000 series, a revised version of the system, was released across 2013 and 2014.

It has all of the same features with a slightly smaller size, extended battery life, and an LCD screen instead of OLED.

Sony released the PlayStation TV, a short-lived, re-purposed version of the Vita that uses a television screen like a home video game console, discontinued at the end of 2015.

Next comes the best console I’ve ever had.

Playstation 4

PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a home video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 in February 2013, it was launched on November 15, 2013, in North America.

November 29, 2013, in Europe, South America, and Australia, and on February 22, 2014, in Japan. A console of the eighth generation, it competes with Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U and Switch.

The console features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built upon the x86-64 architecture, which can theoretically peak at 1.84 teraflops. AMD stated that it was the “most powerful” APU it had developed to date.

Backstreet Gamer’s Story

I personally love this console because it has got many interesting features where it can control the whole infotainment system. After using my Xbox I bought a ps4 and had almost all AAA titles for it.

  • WWE 2k16, 2k17, 2k18, 2k19
  • Call of Duty black ops 3
  • Uncharted
  • Last of us
  • Fortnite
  • God of War
  • Gta V
  • Watch Dogs
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Spider Man

This was my collection.

Playstation 5

PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced in 2019 as the successor to the PlayStation 4, the PS5 was released on November 12, 2020 in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, Singapore, and South Korea, and November 19, 2020 onwards in other major markets except China and India.

The platform was launched in two variants: a base model with an Ultra HD Blu-ray-compatible optical disc drive, and a Digital Edition lacking this drive, serving as a lower-cost model for those who prefer to buy games through digital download.

The PlayStation 5’s main features include a solid-state drive customized for high-speed data streaming to enable significant improvements in storage performance, an AMD GPU capable of 4K resolution display at up to 120 frames per second, hardware-accelerated ray tracing for realistic lighting and reflections, the Tempest Engine allowing for 3D audio effects, and backward compatibility with most PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games.

Backstreet Gamer’s Conclusion

If you are new to this console league just visit the nearest SONY store and buy a PS5 or order online. If you have a PS4… Sell it off and buy a PS5. As far as I’ve seen the reviews PS5 is just awesome.