Sony Computer Entertainment
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Company Info
Founded: November 16, 1993
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Products: PlayStation

PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Move
PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Portable Go
PlayStation Vita

Owners: Sony Corporation

Sony Computer Entertainment is the company that creates the Playstation devices, such as the PlayStation Vita. They bought Media Molecule on March 2, 2010.


  • Playstation - The PlayStation (commonly abbreviated as PS1, however codenamed as PSX during developement) was released in Japan on December 3, 1994 and later in North America on September 9, 1995. It was originally a CD-ROM that contained an add-on for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • PocketStation - The PocketStation is a Memory Card peripheral by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation home video game console. Categorized by Sony as a combination of a Memory Card and a miniature personal digital assistant, the device features a monochrome liquid crystal display (LCD), infrared communication capability, a real-time clock, built-in flash memory, and a sound capability. To use the device's memory card functionality, it must be connected to a PlayStation through a memory card slot. It was released exclusively in Japan on January 23, 1999.
  • PlayStation 2 - The PlayStation 2 (commonly abbreviated as PS2, however codenamed as PSX2 during developement) was released in Japan on March 4, 2000, and later in North America and Europe in October and November 2000, respectively. It was the first gaming system to have DVD playback functionality.
  • PlayStation 3 - Sony's entry in the seventh-generation of consoles, the PlayStation 3 (commonly abbreviated as PS3) was launched in November 2006. It utilizes a unique processing architecture, the Cell microprocessor, a proprietary technology developed by Sony in conjunction with Toshiba and IBM. The graphics processing unit, the RSX 'Reality Synthesizer', was co-developed by Nvidia and Sony. Several variations of the PS3 have been released, each with slight hardware and software differences, each denoted by the varying size of the included hard disk drive.
  • PlayStation 4 - The newest home console in the PlayStation family, the PlayStation 4 (commonly abbreviated as PS4) is a video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, the PS4 is the second eighth-generation console to be officially confirmed – the first was Nintendo's Wii U and the third was Microsoft's Xbox One. It will also be the fourth game console in Sony's PlayStation series. The PS4 launched in November 12, 2013.
  • PlayStation Portable - The PlayStation Portable (commonly abbreviated as PSP) The system was released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005 and in Europe and Australia on September 1, 2005. Although successful, Nintendo always dominated the portable franchise.
    • PlayStation Portable Go - The PlayStation Portable Go (commonly abbreviated as PSP Go) was a redesign for the PSP. It was released on October 1, 2009 for North America and Europe and on November 1, 2009 for Japan. The PSP Go is 45% lighter and 56% smaller than the original PSP and does not support UMD.
  • PlayStation Vita - The PlayStation Vita (commonly abbreviated as PS Vita) was released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011 and in Europe, Australia and North America on February 22, 2012. It is the successor of the PSP, and features touch screen controls, a gyroscope, a back touch pad, two cameras, and more.


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