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The PlayStation (プレイステーション Pureisutēshon?, officially abbreviated PS) brand is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Spanning the fifth, sixth, seventh,

which integrates social networking elements into the interface.[1] The brand consists of a total of three home consoles. the PlayStation Portable or PSP. 2011). thePlayStation Vita. 2011. 1994 in Japan.[5] Its successor. a line of controllers. a subscription-based online service known as PlayStation Plus and a social gaming networking service called PlayStation Home.2 million units as of the end of February 2012.[6] Other hardware released as part of the PlayStation series includes the PSX. [8] It comprises an online virtual market. . an online service. the PlayStation. the PlayStation 2. currently only Android and the PlayStation Vita devices are supported. though it was short lived due to its high price and was never released outside Japan as well as a Sony Bravia television set which has an integrated PlayStation 2. The series also has a strong lineup of first-party titles due to Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. 2011 and in most other major territories in February 2012 has sold in excess of 1. the series features various budget re-releases of titles by Sony with different names for each region.[11] A new touchscreen-based user interface called LiveArea is being designed for the PlayStation Vita. is the best-selling console to date. 2011. a media center. has sold over 62 million consoles worldwide as of December 31. two handhelds and a phone.[3] Sony's current console. 2008. 2011. which is an award-winning graphical user interface. a group of fifteen first-party developers owned by Sony Computer Entertainment which are dedicated to developing first-party games for the series. was the first video game console to ship 100 million units after 9 years and 6 months of its initial launch. the latest of which being the "Long Live Play" commercials in the United States.[7] The PlayStation Network is an online service with over 69 million users worldwide (as of January 25.[9] PlayStation Suite is an upcoming software framework that is aimed to provide PlayStation content cross-platform and cross-devices. which is a line of vibrationfeedback gamepad having sold 28 million controllers as of June 28. PlayStation 2 and original PlayStation 3 consoles also featured support for Linux-based operating systems.4 million units worldwide as of September 14. as well as multiple magazines. the PlayStation 3.[2] Its successor. though this has since been discontinued. In addition. Content set to be released under the framework consist of only original PlayStation games currently. the PlayStation Store. The first console in the series. Additionally.[10] Current-generation PlayStation products also use the XrossMediaBar. which allows the purchase and download of games and various forms of multimedia. which launched in Japan on December 17. The series has also been known for its numerous marketing campaigns. has sold a total of 71. the brand was first introduced on December 3. a digital video recorder which was integrated with the PlayStation and PlayStation 2.and eighth generations of video gaming.[4] The first handheld game console in the PlayStation series. these include the Greatest Hits. having reached over 150 million units sold as of January 31. which has over 14 million users worldwide. Platinum and The Best ranges of titles. The main series of controllers utilized by the PlayStation series is the DualShock.

1 PSone 2.2 Life with PlayStation 6.4 Comparison 3 Handheld systems o 3.2 PocketStation 4.2 Re-releases 6 Online Services o o o o 6.3.2 PlayStation 2  o 2.1 First Party Games 5.3 E1000 model 3.1 PlayStation  o 2.2 PlayStation Vita 4 Other hardware o o o o  4.1 PlayStation Portable    o  3.1 Origins 1.3 PlayStation Plus 6.1 PlayStation Store 6.2.2 PSP Go model PSX 4.4 Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 5 Games o o  5.1.Contents [hide]  1 History o o  1.2 Formation of Sony Computer Entertainment 2 Consoles o 2.1 Slimline Model 2.3 PlayStation 3  o  2.1 Redesigned Model 2.1 2000 and 3000 models 3.1.3 Television sets 4.4 PlayStation Blog .

[12][13] .o o o 6.3 All I want for Xmas is a PSP 13 References 14 External links [edit]History [edit]Origins PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi. a Sony executive who had just come out of his hardware engineering division at that time and would later be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation".2.1 PlayStation Home 6.2 Netherlands Ceramic White PSP Commercials 10.7 Online social networking services    7 Software 6.3 PlayStation Move 9 Media o o  9.1 Slogans 10.1 XrossMediaBar Magazines 9.2 DualShock series and Sixaxis Linux operating systems    8 Controllers 7.2 Linux for PlayStation 3 o o o  8.2 CD ROM Magazine 10 Marketing o o 10.1 It Only Does Everything 10.7.1 Linux for PlayStation 2 7.5 PlayStation App 6.2 Room for PlayStation Portable o o o 7.1 Early PlayStation controllers 8.2 LiveArea 7.2 Notable advertising campaigns        11 Reception 12 See also 10.6 PlayStation Suite 6.7.

Kutaragi unveiled a proprietary CD-ROM-based system he had been working on which involved playing video games with 3D graphics to the board. marketing and producing discs. a day after the announcement at CES. Sony President Ohga decided to retain the project after being reminded by Kutaragi of the humiliation he suffered from Nintendo. The breaking of the partnership infuriated Sony President Norio Ohga. and Olaf Olafsson. Negotiations officially ended in May 1992 and in order to decide the fate of the PlayStation project.[15] At that time. Nevertheless. with Nintendo offering Sony a "nongaming role" regarding their new partnership with Philips. .The console's origins date back to 1986 where it was originally a joint project between Nintendo and Sony to create a CD-ROM for the Super Nintendo . a Super Famicom/SNES with a built-in CD-ROM drive (that incorporated Green Book technology or CDi). Olafsson was CEO and president of New York based Sony Interactive Entertainment which was the mother company for the 1994-founded Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA). PlayStation Head Kutaragi and several senior members of Sony's board. something that Sony Music had been doing with Music Discs. Inc.[15] [edit]Formation of Sony Computer Entertainment At Sony Music. so as to retain the project and maintain relationships with Philips for the MMCD development project (which helped lead to the creation of the DVD). The final two key members of SCEI were Terry Tokunaka. who responded by appointing Kutaragi with the responsibility of developing of the PlayStation project to rival Nintendo. At the meeting. Kutaragi and his team had to be shifted from Sony's headquarters to Sony Music. due to strong opposition from a majority present at the meeting as well as widespread internal opposition to the project by the older generation of Sony executives.[14] The PlayStation made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in June 1991 when Sony revealed its console. 1993. Eventually. the President of SCEI from Sony's headquarters.[15] The deal was broken by Nintendo after they were unable to come to an agreement on how revenue would be split between the two companies. the CEO of Sony Music. Kutaragi worked closely with Shigeo Maruyama. However. opting to go with Philips instead but using the same technology. and with Akira Sato to form Sony Computer Entertainment. (SCEI) on November 16. consisting of Sony President Ohga. Nintendo announced that it would be breaking its partnership with Sony. a completely separate financial entity owned by Sony. This proposal was swiftly rejected by Kutaragi who was facing increasing criticism over his work with regard to entering the video game industry from within Sony. a meeting was held in June 1992.[16] A building block of SCEI was its initial partnership with Sony Music which helped SCEI attract creative talent to the company as well as assist SCEI in manufacturing. negotiations were still on-going between Nintendo and Sony.

"PSone" (a smaller version of the original) and thePocketStation (a handheld which enhances PlayStation games and also acts as a memory card). Also in 1993. who would later become President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.[17] becoming the first video game console to sell 100 million units. Popularity of the console spread after its release worldwide in North America and Europe.[15] After a demonstration of Sony's distribution plan as well as tech demos of its new console to game publishers and developers in a hotel inTokyo in 1994. the PlayStation and PSone had shipped a combined total of 102. CD-ROM-based console which was much cheaper and easier to manufacture for in comparison to rival consoles from Sega and Nintendo which used cartridge systems. the Sega Saturn. One of the factors which attracted developers to the platform was the use of a 3D-capable. By March 31. Two of whom later became major partners were Electronic Arts in the West and Namco in Japan. was finally given the green light by Sony executives in 1993 after a few years of development. The project eventually hit Japanese stores in October 1994 and gained massive sales due to its lower price point than its competitor. It has included successor consoles and upgrades including the Net Yaroze (a special black PlayStation with tools and instructions to program PlayStation games and applications). It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64. SCEI's first official project.[2] [edit]PSone .[15] [edit]Consoles [edit]PlayStation The original PlayStation Main article: PlayStation (console) The original PlayStation released in December 1994 was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices. Phil Harrison. numerous developers began to approach PlayStation. 2005.The PlayStation project. was recruited into SCEI to attract developers and publishers to produce games for their new PlayStation platform.49 million units.

the PSone was a considerably smaller. 2005.[20] having sold over 150 million units as of January 31. Like its predecessor.[3][21] On November 29. [edit]PlayStation 2 Original PlayStation 2 console (left) and slimline PlayStation 2 console with 8 MB Memory Card and DualShock 2 controller (right).[18] concurrently with its successor the PlayStation 2. Main article: PlayStation 2 Released in 2000. theXbox and the Nintendo GameCube. including its successor. 2000.[19] It featured two main changes from its predecessor. It is the most successful console in the world. . the first being a cosmetic change to the console and the second being the home menu's Graphical User Interface.[19] The PSone went on to outsell all-other consoles. 2011.The redesigned PS One with optional LCD Screen Main article: PSone Released on July 7. it has received a slimmer redesign. 15 months after the Dreamcast and a year before its other competitors. throughout the remainder of the year. the PlayStation 2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles. redesigned version of the original PlayStation video game console. and is backwards-compatible with most original PlayStation games (an original PlayStation (not PlayStation 2) memory card is required to save games). and was also released built-in to the PSX DVR and the Sony BRAVIA KDL22PX300 HDTV.

160 GB. the PlayStation 3 is the third and current iteration in the series. the PlayStation.[22] In 2008. accomplishing the feat within 5 years and 9 months from its launch. the Slimline was smaller. According to Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation 3 comes in 20 GB. In 2007. four years after the launch of the original PlayStation 2.[2] [edit]Slimline Model Main article: PlayStation 2 Slimline Released in 2004. It is the first console in the series to introduce the use of motion controls in games through the use of the SIXAXIS Wireless Controller along with other features. which took "9 years and 6 months since launch" to reach the same figure. 60 GB. Sony began shipping a revision of the Slimline which was lighter than the original Slimline together with a lighter AC adapter.the PS2 became the fastest game console to reach 100 million units shipped. and 320 being the current models.[4] . 250 GB. 80 GB. This achievement occurred faster than its predecessor. the PlayStation 3 has sold 62 million units worldwide as of December 31. the PlayStation 2 Slimline was the first major redesign of the PlayStation 2.[23] [edit]PlayStation 3 Original (left) and slim (right) PlayStation 3 consoles Main article: PlayStation 3 Released on November 11. Like its predecessors. 40 GB. 2006. It competes with the Xbox 360 and the Wii in the seventh generation of video game consoles. such as Blu-ray Disc (BD) and FullHigh-definition resolution graphics capability. 120 GB. 2011. Compared to its predecessor. with only the 160. and 320 GB. thinner. quieter and also included a built-in Ethernet port (in some markets it also has an integrated modem). Sony released yet another revision of the Slimline which had an overhauled internal design incorporating the power supply into the console itself like the original PlayStation 2 resulting in a further reduced total weight of the console. a slimmer redesigned model of the console has been released.

Australia and New Zealand.[24][25] In addition. ('Triangle'). The redesigned model is 33% smaller. 36% lighter.[24][28][29] [edit]Comparison [show] PlayStation PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 [edit]Handheld systems Portable [edit]PlayStation The original PlayStation Portable. which was located at the back of the console. The console is the first to utilize a new proprietary optical storage medium known as Universal Media Disc (UMD). EasyLink and others) which allows control of the console over HDMI by using the remote control as the controller. expandable via Memory Stick PRO Duo cards.[24] It was officially released on September 1. 2009 in Japan.[45] It has a similar control layout to the PS3 with its PlayStation logo button and its ('Square') buttons.[42] the PlayStation Portable (PSP) was Sony's first handheld console to compete with Nintendo's DS console. 2009 in North America and Europe and on September 3. The PS3 Slim no longer has the "main power" switch (similar to PlayStation 2 slim).[26] It sold in excess of a million units within its first 3 weeks on sale. ('Circle/O').[43][44] It contains 32 MB of internalflash memory storage. like the previous PS3 models. which can store both games and movies.[edit]Redesigned Model Main article: PlayStation 3 Slim Released in 2009. [27] The redesign also features support for CEC (more commonly referred to by its manufacturer brandings of BraviaSync. The PS3 slim also runs quieter and is cooler than previous models due to its 45 nm Cell. VIERA Link. and consumes 34% to 45% less power than previous models. Main article: PlayStation Portable Released in March 2005. ('Cross/X') and [edit]2000 and 3000 models . the redesigned model of the PlayStation 3 is the only model in production. it features a redesigned cooling system and a smaller Cell processor which was moved to a 45nm manufacturing process.

8" 480 × 272 LCD[54] (compared to . [edit]PSP Go model Piano Black PSP Go (open position) Main article: PSP Go Released in October 2009. as well as the ability to output PSP games in interlaced mode. The Slim & Lite was 33% lighter and 19% slimmer than the original PlayStation Portable.[51] This can be extended by up to 32GB with the use of aMemory Stick Micro (M2) flash card.[46][47] The capacity of the battery was also reduced by ⅓ but the run time remained the same as the previous model due to lower power consumption.[49] Buttons are also reportedly more responsive on the Slim and Lite.A PSP-2000 console Main articles: PSP Slim and Lite and PSP-3000 Released in September 2007. PSP games will only output to external monitors or TVs in progressive scan mode. Also unlike previous PSP models. the PSP Slim & Lite (also known as the PSP-2000) was the first major hardware revision of the PlayStation Portable. Its serial port was also modified in order to accommodate a new video-out feature (while rendering older PSP remote controls incompatible).USB charging was also made possible. The unit is 43% lighter and 56% smaller than the original PSP1000. On a PSP-2000. Sony released a second hardware revision called the PSP-3000 which included several features that were not present in the Slim & Lite. the PSP Go is the biggest redesign of the PlayStation Portable to date. videos and other media.[52] and 16% lighter and 35% smaller than the PSP-3000.[50] In 2008. the PSP Go does not feature a UMD drive but instead has 16 GB of internal flash memory to store games. non-game video will output in either progressive or interlaced mode. the PSP Go's rechargeable battery is not removable or replaceable by the user. such as a built-in microphone and upgraded screen.[53] It has a 3. Unlike previous PSP models.[48] The PSP Slim & Lite has a new gloss finish. so that televisions incapable of supporting progressive scan will not display PSP games. Older model batteries will still work and they extend the amount of playing time.

the Universal Media Disc.[53] [edit]E1000 model Main article: PSP-E1000 The PSP-E1000 is a budget-focused PSP model which. a rear touchpad. 2012.99. does not feature Wi-Fi or stereo speakers (replaced by a single mono speaker)[57] and has a matte "charcoal black" finish similar to the slim PlayStation 3.[56]The PSP Go is being produced and sold concurrently with its predecessor the PSP-3000 although it will not replace it. The handheld also features connectivity with the PlayStation 3's controllers the Sixaxis and DualShock 3 via Bluetooth connection. Sixaxis motion sensing and a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor.[59] developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.[52] All games on the PSP Go must be purchased and downloaded from the PlayStation Store as the handheld is not compatible with the original PSP's physical media.[58] [edit]PlayStation Vita The PlayStation Vita Main article: PlayStation Vita The PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation Vita was officially unveiled by Sony on January 27. The overall shape and sliding mechanism are similar to that of Sony's mylo COM-2 internet device. two analogue sticks. unlike previous PSP models. The device features a 5 inch OLED touchscreen. previously codenamed Next Generation Portable or NGP was released in Asia during December 2011 and released in Europe and North America on February 22.[60] [edit]Other [edit]PSX hardware .3" 480 × 272 pixel LCD on previous PSP models).[55] The screen slides up to reveal the main controls.the larger 4.[58] The E1000 was announced atGamescom 2011 and available across the PAL region for an RRP of €99. 2011 at the PlayStation Meeting 2011.

[65] It was extremely popular in Japan and Sony originally had plans to release it in the United States but the plan was ultimately scrapped due to various manufacturing and supply-and-demand problems. a speaker.[69] A 24 inch 1080p PlayStation branded 3D television.[70] A unique feature of this 3D television is SimulView. It could also be used as a standard PlayStation memory card by connecting it to a PlayStation memory card slot.[62] It also features software for video. a real-time clock and infrared communication capability. along with 4 HDMI ports. photo andaudio editing. was released in late 2011.[63] It was the first product released by Sony under the PlayStation brand that did not include a controller with the device itself. It was the first Sony product to utilize the XrossMediaBar (XMB)[61] and can be linked with aPlayStation Portable to transfer videos and music via USB. the Sony PSX was a fully integrated DVR and PlayStation 2 video game console. officially called the PlayStation 3D Display. a PS3 could be bought for $100 USD. Best Buy ran a promotion where with the purchase of a PlayStation 3D Display.[66] it featured a monochrome LCD display. Final Fantasy XI) are supported as well.[64] [edit]PocketStation PocketStation Main article: PocketStation The PocketStation was a miniature game console created by SCE as a peripheral for the original PlayStation.The PSX Main article: PSX (DVR) Released solely in Japan in 2003. the Sony BRAVIA KDL22PX300 is a 22 inch 720p television which incorporates a PlayStation 2 console.[67][68] [edit]Television sets Released in 2010. During multiplayer games. 1999. each . Games that utilize the PS2 HDD (for example.[61] PSX supports online game compatibility using an internal broadband adapter.[65]Released exclusively in Japan on December 23.

The PlayStation Portable consists of numerous games available on both its physical media. the NVG Card and Digital Download from the PlayStation Store. Most games released on the original PlayStation are backwards compatible and can be played directly on its successors. The Next Generation Portable will consist of games available on both its physical media. and List of PlayStation Store games Each console has a variety of games. player 1 will only see player 1's screen displayed through their 3D glasses). PSX and PlayStation 3. LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm. [edit]First Party Games Main article: Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios is a group of video game developers owned by Sony Computer Entertainment. [edit]Games Main articles: List of PlayStation games. instead of seeing a split screen (e. List of PlayStation 2 games.player will only see their respective screen (in full HD) appear on the television through their respective 3D glasses. The series has produced several best-selling franchises such as the Gran Turismo series of racing video games as well as critically acclaimed titles such as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. God of War. some games are only available on the UMD while others are only available on the PlayStation Store. the PlayStation 2. List of games compatible with PlayStation Move. the Universal Media Disc and the Digital Download from the PlayStation Store. List of PlayStation Portable games. Other notable franchises include Ape Escape. [edit]Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Main article: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play The Xperia Play is an Android-powered smartphone with a slide-up gamepad resembling the PSP Go developed by Sony Ericsson (Now renamed Sony Mobile) aimed at gamers and is the first to be PlayStation Certified. those released on Blu-ray Discs and downloadable games from the PlayStation Store. However. [edit]Re-releases . List of PlayStation 3 games. It is dedicated to developing video games exclusively for the PlayStation series of consoles. Twisted Metal and more recently. Some of these games can also be played on the PlayStation Portable but they must be purchased and downloaded from a list of PSOne Classics from the PlayStation Store.g. The PlayStation 3 has two types of games. List of PlayStation Vita games. Games released on the PlayStation 2 can currently only be played on the original console as well as the PSX and the early models of the PlayStation 3 which are backwards compatible.

[71] For the PlayStation Portable. Classics HD are compilations of PlayStation 2 games that have been remastered for the PlayStation 3 on a single disc with additional features such as upscaled graphics. PlayStation Move support. across several devices including PlayStation Certified Android devices as well as the PlayStation Vita. a PlayStation 3 game must be on the market for 10 months and sell at least 500. The Best range.[76] The service currently has over 50 million users worldwide. and PlayStation Suite Greatest Hits (North America). during the PlayStation era. cross-device software framework aimed at providing PlayStation content. The service is provided and run by Sony Computer Entertainment for use with the PlayStation 3 andPlayStation Portable video game consoles. PlayStation Suite is a crossplatform.Main articles: Greatest Hits. [74] PSone Classics were games that were released originally on the PlayStation and have been re-released on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. and Trophies. PlayStation 3. and PlayStation Portable consoles that have been officially re-released at a lower price by Sony.[73] Currently. PlayStation Store. 3D support and PlayStation Network trophies. a game had to sell at least 150. PSone Classics. During the PlayStation 2 era. PlayStation 2.000 copies (later 250. the PlayStation Network is an online service[75] focusing on online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery. currently original PlayStation games. Platinum Range (PAL territories) and The Best (Japan and Asia) are video games for the Sony PlayStation. the requirements increased with the minimum number of copies sold increasing to 400.000 copies to meet the Greatest Hits criteria. Each region has its own qualifications to enter the rerelease program.[77] The Sony Entertainment Network provides other features for users like PlayStation Home. Classics HD.000 copies or more sold. [edit]PlayStation Store .000 and the game had to be on the market for at least 9 months.000)[71] and be on the market for at least a year[72] to enter the Greatest Hits range. Platinum Range. Initially. [edit]Online Services Logo of the PlayStation Network Sony Entertainment Network Main article: PlayStation Network Released in 2006. games had to be on the market for at least 9 months with 250.

premium downloadable content (such as full game trials of retail games like Infamousand LittleBigPlanet) and other PlayStation Store items. Subscribers also gain early or exclusive access to some betas. Available content includes full games.[79] [edit]Life with PlayStation Main article: Life with PlayStation Life with PlayStation is a Folding@home application available for the PS3 which connects to Stanford University’s Folding@home distributed computer network and allows the user to donate their console's spare processing cycles to the project. PlayStation Minis.Main article: PlayStation Store The PlayStation Store is an online virtual market available to users of the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable game consoles via thePlayStation Network. VAIO laptop computers and Sony Blu-ray Disc players from February 2010. Media Go.[80] Folding@home is supported by Stanford University and volunteers make a contribution to society by donating computing power to this project. The PlayStation Store's gaming content is updated every Tuesday and offers a range of downloadable content both for purchase and available free of charge. game demos. there have been over 600 million downloads from the PlayStation Store worldwide. The store uses both physical currency and PlayStation Network Cards. a subscription-based service on the PlayStation Network. themes and avatars. The PSP store is also available via the PC application. PSone Classics. 2009.[82][83] [edit]PlayStation Plus Main article: PlayStation Plus PlayStation Plus. as well as a free subscription to Qore. As well as a World Heritage channel which offers historical information about historical sites and United Village channel which is a project designed to share information about communities and cultures worldwide. compliments the standard PSN services. The PS3 store can also be accessed on the PSP via a Remote Play connection to the PS3. Research made by the project may eventually contribute to the creation of vital cures.[84] It enables an auto-download feature which allows the console to automatically download game patches and system software updates.[85] .[81] Life with PlayStation also consists of a 3D virtual view of the Earth and contains current weather and news information of various cities and countries from around the world. As of September 24. add-on content.[78] Video content such as films and television shows are also available from the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3 and PSP and will be made available on some new Sony BRAVIA televisions. themes and game and movie trailers. The Folding@home client was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment in collaboration with Stanford University. The service is accessible through an icon on the XMB on the PS3 and PSP. Other downloadable items include PlayStation Store discounts and free PlayStation Network games. playable demos.

[92] Home allows users to create a custom avatar. 2011 in several European countries for iOS (version 4 and above) and for Android (version 1. which can be made to suit the user's preference. President and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. bought. 2007[86]and since its launch. which is constantly updated by Sony and partners. Home has been in development since early 2005 and started an open public beta test on December 11. Membership is free. and only requires a PSN account. The framework will be cross-platform and cross-device.[10] [edit]Online social networking services [edit]PlayStation Home Main article: PlayStation Home PlayStation Home is a community-based social gaming networking service for the PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network (PSN). They can travel throughout the Home world (except cross region). which is what Sony calls "hardware-neutral". It is currently set to release before the end of calendar year 2011. 2008.[89][90] [edit]PlayStation App Main article: PlayStation Official App The PlayStation App is an application that was released on January 11. Public spaces can just be for . [91] It does not feature any gaming functionality. see which of their PSN friends are online and read up to date information about PlayStation.[91] [edit]PlayStation Suite Main article: PlayStation Suite The PlayStation Suite is a software framework that will be used to provide downloadable PlayStation content to devices running Android 2.3and above as well as the PlayStation Vita.6 and above). It was launched on June 11.[93] Users can decorate their avatar's personal apartment ("HomeSpace") with default. has featured in numerous interviews with third-party companies such as Square Enix. Each part of the world is known as a space. or won items.[91] It allows users to view their trophies.[88] A sub-site of the blog called PlayStation Blog Share was launched on March 17.[87] It also has posts from high-ranking Sony Computer Entertainment executives such as Jack Tretton.[edit]PlayStation Blog Main article: PlayStation Blog PlayStation Blog is an online PlayStation focused gaming blog which is part of the PlayStation Network. In addition. It is available directly from the PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar. 2010 and allowed readers of the blog as well as users of the PlayStation Blog to submit ideas to the PlayStation team about anything PlayStation-related and vote on the ideas of other submissions. Android devices that have been certified to be able to play back PlayStation Suite content smoothly will be certified with the PlayStation Certified certification.

"[99] A closed beta test had begun in Q4 2009 in Japan. it was supposed to be a similar service to the PlayStation Home and was being developed for the PSP. is the world's first console based Alternate Reality Game that took place in secret areas in Home and was created by nDreams.[92] Xi. Users can shop for new items to express themselves more through their avatars or HomeSpace.[97] Announced atTGS 2009. PSP owners would have been able to invite other PSP owners into their rooms to "enjoy real time communication. a once notable feature of Home.[98] Launching directly from the PlayStation Network section of the XMB was also to be enabled. or for meeting people.[100] . but the main video content is shown at the theatre for entertainment. Home plays host to a variety of special events which range from prize-giving events to entertaining events. Home features many mini-games which can be single player or multiplayer.display. Development of Room has been halted on April 15.[95][96] [edit]Room for PlayStation Portable Main article: Room for PlayStation Portable "Room" (officially spelled as R∞M with capital letters and the infinity symbol in place of the "oo") was being beta tested in Japan from October 2009 to April 2010. 2010 due to negative feedback from the community. Just like in Home. fun. Users can also use Home to connect with friends and customize content. [94] Home features video screens in many places for advertising.

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