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The PlayStation, officially abbreviated PS and commonly known as PS1 or PSX, is a video game console released by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the first system in the PlayStation console line. The best selling game for the system was Gran Turismo with a total of 10.85 million copies shipped (as of April 30, 2008).


The PlayStation was released in Japan on December 3, 1994, in North America on September 9, 1995, in Europe on September 29, 1995, and in Australasia on November 15, 1995. The system was praised by critics for the quality of its 3D graphics.


The PlayStation is able to read CDs, acting as a CD player. It can shuffle a CD's playlist, play them in a certain order, or repeat songs. Both this and the memory card manage can be accessed by turning on the system and keeping the CD tray open or by not inserting a game disc.


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