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History Of Playstation Consoles; King Of The Game World – Part Two

Sony Playstation Family Consoles Have Always Been Interpreted As A Point For Users To Enter The World Of Video Games, And The Peak Of This Issue Can Be Seen With The First Generation In The Mid-90s. 

For this reason, it is not surprising that ordinary users use the word PlayStation to name the game Playstation Consoles.

Sony is certainly not the first company to launch a console. Companies such as Nintendo, Atari, and Sega are among the other manufacturers that have had great success before Sony launched the console.

However, Sony certainly played a major role in making the video game world more attractive and new standards entered the industry.

The PlayStation 5 is currently the latest generation of popular Sony Playstation Consoles, but what about the brand? We will discuss the history of the company’s Playstation Consoles in detail below and examine the details of each separately. Last week, we reviewed the first part of the history of this familiar brand letter. You can watch the first part from the following link.

PlayStation 3; Opposite of descent and ascent


After the successful release, in other words, the amazing PlayStation 1 and 2, Sony apparently had significant confidence in the introduction of the PlayStation 3. However, given the company’s poor performance at the unforgettable E3 2006 event, many believe it was not a matter of confidence; Rather, pride pervaded Sony.

The PlayStation 3 was equipped in every way with advanced technologies and beyond its time. 

The “Cell” processor, Nvidia RSX graphics processing unit, and a crystal drive well confirm this statement. It was also the first Sony console to be designed with 1080p resolution and an HDMI port in mind. The ambitious Japanese manufacturer even allowed PlayStation 2 users to experience the games of the previous generation by embedding PlayStation 2 hardware in its seventh generation console.

The combination of all these features in Sony’s new generation console led to a sharp increase in its price; The announcement of $ 499 for the base model with 20 GB of internal storage and the price of $ 599 for the model with 60 GB of internal memory surprised the audience at E3 2006.

Ken Kutaragi, then CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, later revised the price, saying that users were doing double work to buy the console. 

The high initial price and lack of suitable games made Sony not very successful in the first year of the console’s release. It was during this period that Internet memes with the focus on titles such as “PlayStation 3 does not play” appeared in cyberspace.

Another problem with the console gaining widespread popularity was the development of the game for it. Game development for this seventh generation console was considered even more difficult than the PlayStation 2, and due to the use of seven special cores called SPU, not every company was able to face the tedious stages of game development. 

This asymmetric hardware design, the learning of which has long challenged developers, made games look better on the Xbox 360, at least in the early years.


But things eventually changed for Sony.

 As developers gradually became familiar with the console’s sophisticated hardware and architecture, many notable titles such as Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, The Little Big Planet, Killzone, and The Last of Us took over the market…

The PlayStation 3 has experienced a lot during its life cycle. Shortly after the release of the original models, Sony ended the support for the previous generation of games by unveiling the PlayStation 2 hardware by unveiling the Slim models. 

After this model, super slim models were introduced and placed on store shelves. Thus, the console, which was doomed to failure, gradually assumed a strong position.

The reasonably priced console from the middle years as well as the quality games of this console once again gave Sony its position in the video game market. So it’s no surprise that the console eventually sold more units than its direct competitor, the Xbox 360.

Facts about the PlayStation 3

  • The PlayStation 3 initially supported various Linux distributions as a secondary operating system, but Sony later disabled this feature due to some considerations, including hacking issues. The same action brought Sony to court, but the case was settled without a judge’s ruling.
  • Users could create clusters of PlayStation 3 that were used for supercomputer processing purposes. The Folding @ Home project also asked users to provide the processing power of these clusters for scientific purposes.
  • The first PlayStation 3 controller came with a gyroscope capability, which is why it was known as the SixAxis. However, the original Sony console controllers lacked a vibration motor and were actually vibrating. The reason for not offering the controllers along with the vibration support was a lawsuit against Immersion. Shortly after the release of the first-generation PlayStation 3, after an agreement with Immersion, the company’s controllers were valued with both a gyroscope and vibration features.
  • The story of the PlayStation 3 controller does not end here. The original controller of this console was an oval handle, which Sony introduced as “Boomerang”. This controller was changed to the company’s standard dual shock before the console was released.
  • Some early PlayStation 3 models suffered from the “yellow ring of death” problem. With console users having this problem, they usually assumed it was done. A similar problem occurred with a rival console, the Xbox 360, known as the “Red Ring of Death.” However, the Sony console problem was less severe and less severe.
  • The TB processor used in this console was designed during a collaboration between IBM and Toshiba in a $ 400 million deal. IBM has suggested that Microsoft use a personalized version of the processor for use on the Xbox 360, according to a Cell project staffer. As you may have noticed, Sony also funded its rival console processor in this way.

PlayStation Vita; When power exceeds the number of games


With the release of the PlayStation Vita in 2012, Sony continued the path it started with the PSP. At the time of its release, the console was widely acclaimed for its powerful hardware among all previously seen handheld Playstation Consoles. The use of an OLED display, two analog displays, and an attractive design made the Vita the most impressive handheld console in history.

One of the great features of this handheld console was the trackpad on the back of the device, which allowed the user to control the components of the screen just by touching the back. 

For example, the Tearaway game allowed you to move the components of the environment with the help of this trackpad, and also the user was able to hit Melee in Borderlands 2 by touching the trackpad.

Sony took a lot of inspiration from smartphones and tablets in designing Vita hardware. 

The PlayStation Vita was equipped with a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor and a PowerVR SGX544MP4 + graphics processing unit. In fact, the graphics card used in this console was the same chip in the Apple iPad 3 that had undergone a slight change. 

The console’s powerful hardware allowed it to easily take advantage of gyroscope technology, front and rear cameras, and 3G network connectivity.


The PlayStation Vita was not equipped with significant internal storage at the time of release, and the user had to personally purchase external storage to store the progress of their game and their digital data. Sony has made a total mistake in this regard, with the price of 4 GB of memory being around $ 20 and 23 GB of memory around $ 100. 

Even the console had 16GB of external storage for an astonishing $ 60. 

For this reason, it is not at all surprising that many adapters and third-party converters were introduced to enable the use of SD memory cards.

According to the latest statistics released by VGChartz, this handheld console has sold only about 16 million units worldwide so far. On the other hand, according to Nintendo, the 3DS console, which was a direct competitor to the PlayStation Vita, is about 75 to date. 

It has sold 9 million units. The low sales of the Vita are not even acceptable compared to the sales of the GameCube (which left the rule to the PlayStation 2) and the original Xbox. In other words, Vita can be called the most unsuccessful console in the history of the PlayStation brand.

Some of the highlights of this failed console include Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Killzone Mercenary, Persona 4 Golden, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Dragon’s Crown. It should be noted that all Vita models are compatible with the PlayStation 1 and PSP titles.

Facts About PlayStation Vita

  • In 2013, Sony introduced the PlayStation TV, which was a mini-console for connecting to a TV. Users could experience some Vita and PSP games by connecting a PlayStation 3 or 4 controllers to this mini console. This mini-console also provided video streaming as a secondary feature.
  • Vita has long been known as a haven for independent games. Independent games such as Luftrausers, Spelunky, Fez, Guacamelee, and Bastion, which can be relied on for their high quality, are offered on this handheld console. It may seem hard to believe, but standalone games are still being developed for this console.
  • Sony also launched the PlayStation Vita Slim a few years after the launch of the prototype. As the name of this improved console suggests, Sony has made the design of the device slimmer. Other features of the Slim Vita include an LCD, 1GB of internal storage, micro-USB charging, and longer battery life.
  • Sony announced some time ago that in the summer of 2021, it will close the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 digital stores forever. The announcement sparked widespread user protests, forcing Sony to back down from its decision indefinitely.

PlayStation 4; Return to the peak



Sony has apparently learned great lessons with the release of the PlayStation 3. Sony’s eighth-generation console, the PlayStation 4, was made available to users in 2013 for $ 399 with a hardware architecture change. The PlayStation 4 is powered by an 8-core processor based on AMD’s Jaguar architecture.

The company has also been instrumental in designing the personalized console graphics card. Sony’s eighth-generation console, like its Xbox One rival, is equipped with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, but with the exception that the PlayStation 4 provides better graphics and faster RAM.

Unlike the PlayStation 3, the architecture of the PlayStation 4 was as simple as possible, allowing developers to launch compelling games in less time and in less time. Games like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Gran Turismo Sport, and Ghost of Tsushima are some of the console’s most respected and popular works throughout its life cycle. 

Also following this trend is a wider range of multi-platform games performing better on the PlayStation 4 than the Xbox One.

One of the biggest regrets of PlayStation 4 users is probably the lack of support for previous generations of titles; This console does not support PlayStation 2 and 3 games. Instead, some of the family’s classics are available digitally for download. 

This is quite the opposite of what Microsoft did years ago when it launched its eighth-generation console. The Xbox One is natively capable of running all the titles released on the original Xbox 360 and Xbox consoles.

Playstation Consoles


Sony, as always, has decided to redesign its home console controller with the start of a new generation. Dual Shock 4 is a direct result of this decision. The DualShock 4 controller was introduced to users with new features such as a trackpad, lightbar, and a “share” button. 

The corresponding button allows you to record and share gameplay images and videos.

The Japanese giant later introduced the PlayStation 4 Slim to its huge fan family in 2016, as usual. In the same year, which is known as the middle of the eighth generation, Sony for the first time in its history in the field of video games, launched a console more powerful than a family called the PlayStation 4 Pro. The Pro model is known for its more processor clocks, polished graphics, and support for 4K resolution in games.

Facts about the PlayStation 4

  • Unlike PlayStation 3, we’re playing online games or online games was free, PlayStation 4 required players to subscribe to the PlayStation Plus to experience these episodes. This is exactly what Microsoft did with the Xbox brand.
  • Shortly after the release of the upgraded PlayStation 4 consoles in 2016, Sony also introduced its first generation of virtual reality headsets. As a result, the virtual reality gaming experience continued into the eighth generation via PlayStation VR on the PlayStation 4 platform. Some of the games that support this feature include Resident Evil 7, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Ace Combat 7, Beat Saber, Gran Turismo Sport, and Tetris Effect.
  • On the twentieth anniversary of the release of the PlayStation, Sony introduced a special edition of the PlayStation 4 in gray, which was the same color as the original PlayStation legend console.

PlayStation 5; Good night and good luck!

Playstation Consoles


Sony’s latest video game hardware is now the PlayStation 5. This console is definitely a step forward in the discussion of technologies used. The Achilles heel of the PlayStation 4 was its processor, which was designed and implemented with the performance of netbooks in mind. But Sony has changed its approach, using a powerful 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor in the PlayStation 5, which serves users alongside RDNA2 graphics and 16GB of GDDR6 RAM.

Of course, it can be boldly said that the biggest upgrade of this console compared to the previous generation is in the field of memory. The PlayStation 5 is equipped with an NVMe M. 2 SSD with a capacity of 825 GB of ultra-fast type, which reduces the loading time to an indescribable level. 

This reduces the load time of open-world titles and instantly changes the parallel worlds of emerging games such as Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart.

In the ninth generation of video games, Sony has also taken a special look at audio and video and has incorporated Tempest Engine technology to deliver more effective effects within the PlayStation 5. it is finished? 

Not at all! Another notable technology of this console is hardware-based Ray Tracing, which is used to produce incredible lighting and reflections. Software-based technologies in this area are usually not suitable for use on Playstation Consoles, and only high-end PCs can use them.

Playstation Consoles


All of the powerful hardware we described above takes the PlayStation 5 to the point where it can run many games in 4K Native resolution. 

This is a big improvement over the 4K Upscaled capability that the PlayStation 4 Pro was able to deliver. 

Also, the improvements are not limited to resolution, and Sony’s new device can run games at 60 frames per second, or even at 120 frames per second.

We get to the controller again. The revolutionary features of the PlayStation 5 controller, known as the DualSense, are at their peak. One of the new features of this controller is “adaptive triggers” that can simulate resistance. On the other hand, the next attractive feature of this controller is the different feedback of its events, which is called “haptic feedback”. 

This new way of providing feedback over the traditional vibration method allows you to feel more effects. 

For example, you can feel the rain in the game better than ever.

Early PlayStation 5 models are now available in two configurations, both of which have 825GB of SSD memory. The standard model has a disk drive just like the previous four generations of Playstation Consoles. This Blu-ray drive also supports 4K resolution, and the user must consider $ 499 for it.

The next model is completely digital and does not have a Blu-ray disc drive. Designed entirely for digital purposes, the console is priced at $ 399. The PlayStation 5 highlights of its short release are Returnal, Ratchet, and Clank: Rift Apart, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Demon’s Souls Remake.

Facts about the PlayStation 5

  • A closer look at the body of the controller and the device itself shows a very small design pattern consisting of the cross, circle, triangle, and square symbols, which refer to the PlayStation brand symbol.
  • The PlayStation 5 is compatible with almost all PlayStation 4 console games, but there is no word on compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles.
  • Despite hardware deficiencies and difficult working conditions stemming from the Corona epidemic, Sony has sold more units of the PlayStation 5 console than the PlayStation 4 in two of the current quarter.

The text you read was a glimpse into the history of the Sony PlayStation family of consoles. Have you ever worked with or owned any of these consoles? Share your opinion with us in this post and choose the most popular member of this family.