One of the most popular and best gaming consoles available in the market today is the PlayStation series. And the fact associated with it is that the player gets hooked to it, hardly sparing time for himself/herself; such is the addiction. The excitement that the PlayStation generates is unmatched in the gaming world. Seeing your favorite heroes in action and yourself steering their role is given silhouette in the gaming console.
When Sony introduced the first PlayStation in 1994, it never imagined that it would capture the market by storm. Whatever gaming consoles we find of other brands in the market today were introduced later. Given the huge demand, Sony launched the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in 2000 followed by PlayStation 3 (PS3) in 2006.
During the time and prior to when the PlayStation was released, cartridge players were in vogue. The noteworthy improvement witnessed in Sony’s gaming console was the graphic quality and gaming freaks greatly welcomed the launch. The games were encoded on CD-ROMs allowing faster loading, facilitating better-off visual environments and an improved GUI (graphical user interfaces). This fifth generation video game was an advantage for gamers as it was released with the inclusion of successor consoles and upgrades in addition to the tools and instruction support – the Net Yaroze. It also included a smaller version of the original one game stop near me called PSone and a game enhancer cum memory card called the PocketStation. PlayStation happens to be the first video game console to reach the 100 million mark in the year 2005.
Then came PlayStation 2 (PS2); the innovative feature and advancement in it being CPU, representing yet another leap in processing power and game play. 66 million polygons per second is the capability of the CPU. Gamers could play online using the PlayStation 2 as it came with USB ports and a modem. This sixth generation video game console was released as a media centre configuration; 140 million units were sold in July 2005 itself. The PlayStation 2 is considered the most popular gaming console in the series.
A set of new generation of enhancements marks the identity of the PlayStation 3; worth mentioning are wi-fi, 20/60 GB hard disk, 3.2 ghz cell processor, multiple user profiles, gigabit ethernet port, 4 USB 2.0 ports and Bluetooth 2.0, web browser with support for online gaming, media file storage, Blueray DVD drive, and 56 MB of XDR DRAM and HDMI support.