PlayStation1 is simply the best-known gaming console of all times. It is developed and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment and it was sold in 102 million units. The original console was released on 3rd of December in 1994 in Japan. Almost one year after it was released in the United States and Europe. In November it was released in Australia. The PlayStation 1 is also known as PS, PS1 or PSX. The PSX was actually a codename of the console used in its development and today it is commonly used by fanatics and collectors.
The original console has been on the market for 11 years. For instance, in 2000 Sony released Sony PlayStation 2 which was a significant improvement. However, PS1 was still available brand new and also very popular. The end of production occurred in 2007. In the same year, games for the console were stopped with development. This occurred just one year before Sony PlayStation 3 was released. An interesting fact is that controllers for PS1 and 2 are backward compatible.
Most of you remember just one version of PlayStation 1 but there was another. The redesigned version was smaller and painted in gray. The specifications and the systems inside the console were the same. In 2018, Sony released Play Station Classic, which was designed to look like PS1. It came preloaded with 20 popular games for the original console and it was released on 3rd of December in Japan, which was the same release date for the original PS1. PlayStation 1 ROMs and ISOs are available today for gamers who still want to play the classic games.
PS1 was developed back in a day when Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn were popular. However, it had a better ergonomics, more appealing price and it was better in terms of usage. The quality was exceptional and many of those devices are still operational today. Let's just add that the PS1 was more popular than its rivals and for most users a better-looking device which offered advanced capabilities. One reason why PS1 was so popular is its implementation to the arcades and offered to rent. Players who were unable to purchase a new unit will usually rent it for a day or two.
The father of Sony PlayStation 1 is Ken Kutaragi. Back in 1986 Nintendo and Sony worked together to develop a better gaming console of the modern generation. More precisely, Nintendo used floppy disks as storage media back then, but they wanted to move on discs. The cooperation with Sony started due to that purpose. The CD roms or SNES CD should have the name Play Station. Ken Kutaragi sold the chip known as Sony SPC 700 to Nintendo and almost was fired. However, the CEP of Sony determined that his potential and the desire to use that very chip is very important. Eventually, the cooperation between Nintendo and Sony was canceled and Sony decided to make their own gaming console which will use disks. This was the time that marked Sony PlayStation beginning. Luckily for millions of players all around the globe, this console exists and it is still the most desirable to own.
Today you don't need an actual console to play the games because you can simply download PS1 ROMs. You need an emulator, which can be downloaded here. The best ones are Retroarch, Pcsx, VGS XP and several others. Once you have downloaded the emulator, download PlayStation 1 ISOs or ROMs such as Driver, Resident Evil, Pepsiman, and many others. Load the game and start playing. All you need is a computer with basic specifications and a controller if you want to maximize the gaming experience.