Sony Playstation, 1997

Summary

Sony's PlayStation became a driving force in the home video game market. Released in the U. S. in 1995, PlayStation adopted compact disc rather than using the then-standard cartridges to create the gaming experience. A CD's increased storage space opened up a larger, virtual 3-D world to explore. Gamers approved and over 100 million original PlayStation consoles were sold.

Sony's PlayStation became a driving force in the home video game market. Released in the U. S. in 1995, PlayStation adopted compact disc rather than using the then-standard cartridges to create the gaming experience. A CD's increased storage space opened up a larger, virtual 3-D world to explore. Gamers approved and over 100 million original PlayStation consoles were sold.

Artifact

Video game

Date Made

1997

Creators

Sony Corporation of America 

Place of Creation

Japan 

Creator Notes

Made in Japan for Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Foster City, California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

99.178.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Metal

Inscriptions

Console: PLAYSTATION / PLAYSTATION / UNDERGROUND Back of console: U1182143/MODEL NO./SCPH-5501 Controller: SONY / PLAYSTATION / SELECT / START Memory Card: MEMORY / CARD / PERFORMANCE / FOR THE PLAYSTATION Product literature: SONY / PLAYSTATION / INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More