10 Fun Facts About PlayStation

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Sony's next-gen PS4 console is here! It sold more than 1 million units on the first day. The PlayStation brand has become a legacy in videogame entertainment. Let us celebrate with a look at 10 of the most incredible facts in the history of PlayStation.


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PS1 games were sold until 2006.

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PlayStation was the 1st videogame console to sell over 102.49 million units. That’s more than the Xbox, GameCube, and Nintendo 64 combined.

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The more games you played on your PlayStation 2, the more glowing towers were added to the console’s startup screen, and the longer you played, the higher those towers climbed.

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The official PS2 Memory Card was 8MB, which is a laughably small amount of data nowadays.

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In 2002, a man originally called Dan Holmes so loved Sony’s latest console that he decided it was high-time he changed his name to ‘Playstation 2′.

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In late-2000, reports emerged that Saddam Hussein and Iraq were stockpiling thousands of PS2 consoles, looking to modify the machines into military weapons.

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To this day, the Playstation 2 has sold over 157 million units, making it the best selling videogame machine in history.

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Like Xbox Live Gold, PS4 players will have to pay for a PlayStation Plus subscription to access online multiplayer for their games. Now Nintendo is the only major console maker left without a similar paid service.

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At University of Alabama, where a group of scientists wired a cluster of PlayStation 3s together into a super-console capable of running high-end simulations to test a black hole’s rotational speed.

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Most popular games for each PlayStation system: Gran Turismo (PlayStation, 10.85 million copies sold), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PlayStation 2, 17.33 million), Grand Turismo 5 (PlayStation 3, 10.66 million).