What is Playstation?

A highly demanded and famous video game amongst youth, developed by sony.
The very first playstation was released in 1994. The initial version of playstation represented a significant improvement in terms of graphic quality over the existing cartridge players of the early 1990s. MAny of such games have been published on Happygamer, along with Playstation 1,2,3 & upcoming 4.

The history of playstation basically began in 1988, at that time sony and Nintendo were working together to develop SuperDisc.

Purpose of Playstation:

Playstation has delivered various innovative to market since the launch of the first PlayStation in Japan in 1994. It is one of the best-selling games till date over 150 million sales have been recorded.
It competes with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. The PS3 is the first console in the series to introduce the use of motion-sensing technology through its Sixaxis wireless controller.

Invention of the name “Playstation”

The name basically originated with the mixture of Latin word “Sonus”meaning sonic. The console that started it all for Sony's presence in video gaming, the original PlayStation.

How Playstation Works?

PS2 represented another leap in processing power and gameplay at its introduction with a CPU capable of 66 million polygons per second. PS2 also included USB ports and a modem , allowing players to play online.


  • Resolution: 640x480 maximum (five interlaced and four non-interlaced modes supported)
  • Colors: 24-bit (16,777,216) maximum; other modes supported are 4-bit (16), 8-bit (256) and 15-bit (32,768)
  • Maximum sprite size: 256 pixels high x 256 pixels wide
  • Polygon rendering: 360,000 polygons per second
  • Geometry engine: Provides additional hardware rendering of polygons to include Gouraudshading, texture-mapping and lighting effects
  • Memory: 1 MB RAM
  • MPEG decoder
  • Audio:

  • Channels: 24
  • Sample rate: 44.1 KHz
  • Memory: 512K RAM
  • Digital effects (envelope, looping, reverb)
  • MIDI support
  • Game Medium:


  • Transfer speed: 150 KB per second normal, 300 KB per second double speed
  • Audio CD support
  • Memory buffer: 32K
  • With the establishment of Playstation in Happy Gamers, it has increased its area and widened over time. The combination of capabilities perform multiple instructions as well as completing faster and simpler allowing the CPU to perform better while unlocking the speed.

    The game affects differently and reacts accordingly once, the game is put in the console. Following things happen at that time such as:

  • Turning the power on
  • The disc spins up to the speed
  • At the time disc is spinning up, the console loads portions of various operating systems such as system from ROM into RAM.
  • The game initialization sequence is loaded into RAM.
  • As each specific part of the game is requested, the application code and hardware-render geometry are loaded into RAM, while the video and audio portions are
  • usually streamed directly from the CD.
  • The CPU coordinates everything. It receives the input from the controller, pulls the data from RAM and directs the graphics and audio processing.
  • You are finally beaten by the game and turn it off.
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