GB : We have some amazing rare original Playstation 1 images for you, that most of you may not have seen.
apparently (just for me?) the site is down.. but judging from the thumbnail that sure looks like some sort of super nintendo hybrid
Same here. I'm SO happy Nintendo dropped Sony.
They was going to join, but Nintendo drop Sony because they didn't won't to change from cart to disc.
If Nintendo and Sony had gone thru with the deal; Sony would of gotten all the rights of games made on cd and such. Nintendo was smart to drop them
That ones a fake image, but at one point in time there was a really early mock up made, although I doubt the hardware was anything near the middle of prototyping or even remotely functional. More than likely just a demo unit to test ideas on for parts of it, maybe early software, etc. It'd be interesting to think about Nintendo going for an optical SNES add on that was much different from the main system and not just a FDS device. :)
No its not fake. well that maybe but they did have around 500 or so Nintendo playstation made and sold in 94 i think in japan. It was on a playstation special on G4.
I meant fake as in it didn't do anything, it was just there to show off what it was supposed to work like and show how users could more than likely function with it. :)
Sony killed Sega Nintendo dropped Sony Sony revange to Nintendo, and ps1 and ps2 both most selling consoles and both consoles were in their gen top. Funny how new company who comes into video game market takes winning crown 2 time row.
Compared to PSX, this one looks 50 years older.
You know PSX isn't the PS1? PSX is a separate system that consists of a PS2, combined with a DVR, that was only released in Japan. PSX is not PS1, and I don't know why people think so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Never heard about that, I've always thought PSX was a nickname or something the industry gave to PS1. Thanks for sharing the info.
Probably people who are fairly new to gaming are the ones that make that mistake. PlayStation is the original while PSOne is the "slim" revised model.
Actually you are both right! Early on when the PS1 (not the PS2 or it's later DVR Japanese model) was launched here in the US, it was unofficially referred to as the PSX. I remember it quite well (as I was working for FuncoLand in the Bronx back then) when it was about to be released...here is some info/proof that shows it has merit From the Wiki ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "The PlayStation, (officially abbreviated as PS; unofficially referred to as the ***PSX*** or PS1) is a 32-bit fifth-generation video game console first released by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, 1994." From the References ~ "PS-X (PlayStation Experimental) was an internal code name for the PlayStation during development. The popular use of the "PSX" abbreviation outside Sony became a source of confusion when Sony introduced its PSX digital video recorder in 2003." And the PSX DVR (PS2 based) ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "PSX (also known as PlayStation X) was a Sony digital video recorder with fully integrated PlayStation and PlayStation 2 video game consoles."
the original PS brand was going to be called PSX but it never got the green light and it became the PS1. the PSX indeed released in Japan only, as you've pointed out, and i believe it was the tester for the PS3, as the PSP was the tester for the Vita
Sir, you have answered a question I always had "What is PSX?" I do see on the internet people saying PSX PSX PSX and picture of a PS1 is above the discussion a longtime ago. Thank you, BiggCMan + Intelligent bubble for you
al i know is we always called the ps1 either playstation or psx around here . Mostly because it was the initial used in most games magazines at the time , and it only stopped when the ps2 and psx appeared
are ps1's worth money now? i still have one. and this doesnt look that rare
a lot of its games are expensive as *** (like Suikoden II or MegaMan Legends) but the console itself is really cheap.
If its opened its not worth anything, same with the games for the most part. If its still new in the box, go hit ebay and make some bank, but the longer you wait the more you will make.
That last pic looks like it was done by a fan boy or some one but the others look real enough to be a prototype.
I thought these were suppose to be images no one has ever seen? I've seen all of these via the playstation mag last year. At least I think the playstation mag. If not that, then I've seen it here on n4g.
@ blaaah 'Sony is famous for stealing ideas. Now I don't wanna embarrass you guys by listing them all' Why dont you list them out?. Give us the list of things that Nintendo invented and Sony stole. Let me guess, Augmented Reality, touchscreen and 3D are on your list?.
Didnt you know, Sony also stole the idea to use plastic in their consoles instead of steel or wood.
I'm so glad they chose the one we all know as the Playstation 1.
The very first PS1 console has special audio connectors on the rear. From what I heard, it delivers very good sound quality from audio CD. It's very rare to find such ones as later PS1 versions havent got those connectors. (I'm talking about PS1 not PSONE) Might find some on eBay selling at high cost. Sony in the past known for making good quality sound systems.
Wonder hopw the gaming world would be today if the SNES and the PS1 were togheter, sony and nintendo making consoles and games togheter... men, what a wonderful world would be. More gamers, less fanboys.
nintendo made the big mistake working with sony
I love how nintendo must had thought about dropping sony and then keep being number 1 after the success of the SNES but then Sony made the PS1 and stole their crown hahaha. Sony FTW =P
i wonder how gaming would be if Sony decided not to get revenge. how would the PS2 gen have looked like without the PS2 ? how would gaming look now ? if it wasn't for Sony and the success of PS1 and PS2 would Nintendo have made the Wii ? all questions i would love to know.
People are reading too much into it imo . It was business , nintendo took a decision that in theory was better for their bottomline at the time . History then proved them both wrong and right , and they suffered over a decade for it , but it the end kept their properties and controls , while now being on top again . Just like it made no sense for Sony to drop the idea after having invested so much , and being lured by potential riches , over petty revenge issues
Sony and Nintendo should never merge. Nintendo is for the Kids and the Playstation is for Grown Men. Even when it comes to handhelds.
Windows derived from Apple as Playstation derived from Nintendo etc. What a world and how things come about. Nintendo did create a monster for a hot minute but I guess they have experience. Now, can some one tell me where the F justin Bieber come from?
WTF are you talking about...windows was never derived from apple...it was around before Lisa and Macintosh they got denied by IBM because IBM was developing it's own GUI for MS-DOS called top view, that ended up being unsuccessful but bill managed to convince IBM to give windows a chance because Lisa and Macintosh ended up being successful.
So not true Darkfocus MS-Dos is not windows. Windows was NOT on the market before Mac. http://www.roughlydrafted.c... I also would not call IBMs Top View a "Graphical User Interface". Where's the destop and Icon's? Also Released the same year as the Mac in 1984. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Have a look... it even states it as a "Text User Interface" Your post is absolute FUD.
He literally said it wasn't on the market because it wasn't being given a chance...Doesn't mean it wasn't around before.... You see it all the time with technology. An idea comes about, doesn't get the support or hit main stream, and nobody cares. Then suddenly a major company see's light in it, develops a similar idea, and its the hottest thing around. Why do you think so many companies get sued over patent issues....Steve Jobs is the most well known guy for taking other people's ideas, why would Macintosh be any different?
"He literally said it wasn't on the market because it wasn't being given a chance...Doesn't mean it wasn't around before.... " Read his post again. Its all BS. Absolute FUD. I cant believe you would support such ridiculous claims.. BTW.The Lisa hit the market in 1983... do you think the GUI OS was developed that same year ? Windows was Derived from Mac. I suggest you read this. Covers the 70's until now. Actual researched info. http://www.roughlydrafted.c... BTW, I'll never deny apple took some Ideas and in most cases implemented them better than before.' After all, Apple gave Xerox a share swap to be able to implement Idea. However , it was expanded upon, using all apples design and code. Thats all they took from Xerox, the Idea. Unlike MS, Just read What actually was MS-DOS.
the best consoles ever are made by sony and called playstations.
The Complete History of the Sony PlayStation enjoy! Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
Like what the eff? lol I think I saw one of them maybe, but yea im glad Sony used the PS1 design they did, for the controller and system
Well i'm glad they pulled out,(if only Justin Beibers father had done the same!!!)
ahHAHAHAHA !!! LOLLL .. I almost shit myself... Epic comment dude
I like this comment lol
Third image looks a little bit like the Sega Dreamcast....
A Lie!!! This is a lie! OMG
This is way beyond old news, like high school status 1997. I remember seeing this picture of the original playstation in gaming magazines in the 1990s. GamePro/EGM Apparently, this business guy at Nintendo backed out of the deal at the last minute in the sony/nintendo deal because he probably knew SONY was gonna reap most of the benefits; knowing that Nintendo deserves more at the time because they already had the Nintendo Console under their belt. Why you guys think the Nintendo64 was a Cartridge Console and SONY/SEGA were already on CD based consoles in already in 1995-96? (Playstation & Sega Saturn).
Pic number 3. I wonder if they had called it that would it still have had the same impact? Probably, but it still sounds weird. "I'm just off to play some powerstation" Nope, doesn't sound right...
Had never seen the aqua pink blue logo. THX!
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