Sony PlayStation

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The PlayStation is a series of disc based video game consoles produced by Sony.


The first PlayStation (known early in development as the PlayStation EXperimental, or PSX), Sony's first video-game console, was launched in 1994. The system was widely popular and quickly became the best selling home console to date, only to be passed by its successor, the Sony PlayStation 2.

It was initially set to be an add-on for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System as an answer to Sega's Sega CD. When the prospect of releasing the system as an add-on dissolved, Sony transformed it into the PlayStation video game console.

The PSone (also PSone, or PS1) was a smaller and redesigned version, released in 2000. Sony also released a small LCD screen and an adapter to power the unit for use in cars. The PSone is fully compatible with all PlayStation software.

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    • All of these titles are compatible for the PlayStation 3.

PlayStation 2[edit]

The original PS2

The PlayStation 2 (abbreviated as PS2) is Sony's second video game console, the successor to the Sony PlayStation and the predecessor to the Sony PlayStation 3. Its development was announced in 1999, and it was released in 2000.

The PS2 is part of the sixth generation era of video games, and has become the fastest selling gaming console in history, with over 100 million units shipped by November 2005, beating the previous record holder, the PlayStation, by three years and nine months. It eventually was succeeded by the Sony PlayStation 3.

In 2004, Sony revealed a new, slimmer model (known unofficially as the "PStwo").

In 2005, Square Enix release a Slime-based Controller to tie into the release of Dragon Quest VIII. Japan also has a Metal Slime controller.

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PlayStation 3[edit]

The PlayStation 3 (abbreviated as PS3) is Sony's third home console, and the successor to the PS2.

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PlayStation 4[edit]

The PlayStation 4 (abbreviated as PS4) is Sony's fourth home console, and the successor to the PS3.

Two limited edition Dragon Quest PS4 were released in Japan: a metal slime-themed one with Dragon Quest Heroes, and an Erdrick-themed model with Dragon Quest XI.Like the PS2, the PS4 received a slime controller, this time to tie into the release of Dragon Quest XI.

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PlayStation 5[edit]

The PlayStation 5 (abbreviated as PS5) is Sony's fifth home console, and the successor to the PS4.

Dragon Quest titles for PS5[edit]

PlayStation Portable[edit]

The PlayStation Portable (abbreviated as PSP), is the first handheld PlayStation console.

Dragon Quest titles for PS Portable[edit]

PlayStation Vita[edit]

The PlayStation Vita, or simply Vita, is the second handheld in the PlayStation family.

A metal slime-themed Vita released with Dragon Quest Builders in Japan.

Dragon Quest titles for PS Vita[edit]

*While Dragon Quest Builders released globally, it is only available digitally in western countries.


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