One of the first console to utilize in an actual GPU, while ones before used regular video proceeding utilities, the Playstation was way more advanced, and could do a lot more, handle a lot more, and all and all be a lot more than it's competition (N64, SN, Dreamcast, ETC.) It was also one of the first systems to read CD-ROM. All in all very powerful, and was also one of the first systems to utilize emulators.
SomeGuyFrom1994: Damn dude, look at these Playstation graphics, they are three dimensional! TO MUCH TO HANDLE!!!!!!
SomeGuy2: *Blows Brains Out*