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This is aboot the series o video gemme consoles. For ither uises see PlayStation (disambiguation).
Product typeVideo gemme console
(home, handheld an microconsole)
Production company
(PlayStation Originals; TV series an films)
AwnerSony Interactive Entertainment
IntroducedDecember 3, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-12-03)

PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション, Hepburn: Pureisutēshon, abbreviated as PS) is a gemmin buist that consists o fower hame video gemme consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line o controllers, twa handhelds an a phone, as well as multiple magazines. It is creatit ani awned bi Sony Interactive Entertainment syne Dizember 3, 1994, wi the launch o the oreeginal PlayStation in Japan.[1]

The oreeginal console in the series wis the first console o ony teep tae ship ower 100 million units, daein so in unner a decade.[2] Its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000. The PlayStation 2 is the best-sellin hame console tae date, haein reached ower 155 million units saud bi the end o 2012.[3] Sony's next console, the PlayStation 3, wis released in 2006, sellin ower 87.4 million units bi Mairch 2017.[4] Sony's next console, the PlayStation 4, wis released in 2013, sellin a million units athin a day, the fastest sellin console in history.[5] The latest console in the series, the PlayStation 5, wis released in 2020.[6]


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  5. "SIE Press Release | Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc". SIE.COM. Archived frae the original on 3 December 2013.
  6. McWhertor, Michael; Carpenter, Nicole (16 September 2020). "PlayStation 5 launches Nov. 12 for $499". Polygon.