PSX is a codename of one of the most popular gaming consoles of all time. Yes, we are referring to Sony PlayStation. It is also known as PS and PS1, due to the fact it is the first console in the PlayStation lineup. PSX was released in 1994 in Japan. The following year it was released in the United States, Australia and other parts of the globe. The console we all know as Sony PlayStation 1 is actually the 5th generation gaming console. However, it was referred as home entertainment system because it was designed to play games but also to use other media files such as movies, music and more.
When launched, PSX was rival to the Nintendo 64 and another, well-known console, Sega Saturn. In general, it was sold in 100 million units, making it the most popular and the best-selling devices of all time. This result was achiever 9 years after the launch. An interesting addition to the Sony PlayStation console family is PS one. It is actually similar unit as the original PSX, but smaller and with slimmer design. The name One is chosen to avoid any confusion with the original PSX.
Play Station 1 was available for sale up to 2006. The Sony PlayStation 2 was revealed in 2000 but the games for the PS1 contused to be available on the market up to 2007. The same year the games and both consoles were terminated for sale, due to the release of PlayStation 3. In 2018 Sony revealed PlayStation Classic which was developed in tribute to the original console. It came with 20 titles that were originally available for Sony PlayStation 1.
PSX uses R3000 CPU at 33.8688 MHz. The console has 2 MB of RAM and 1MB of VRAM. Storage is available via memory card. Sound is 16-bit and 24 channels. The best-selling game was Gran Turismo, sold in 10.85 million copies. Now you can download it, Harvest Moon - Back to Nature, Resident Evil 3 – Nemesis and many others.