10 Fun Facts About PlayStation


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.

PS1 games were sold until 2006.

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

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.

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

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′.

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

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

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.

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.

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).