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6.
A Sony gaming console franchise that began, really, with the Play Station console that never made it to market. The first PlayStation that the world knew, the PlayStation-X (or PSX), was released in Japan in December 1994. At the time, it was a particularly advanced console in several ways, and its success was guaranteed by the wide range of software secured for it by Sony and the way it was marketed as something that was 'cool' -- often blamed for the 'decline' of video games, by making them a source of entertainment for the public at large.

Since the initial launch of the Sony PlayStation, Sony have released a PlayStation 2, which used DVD-ROM technology and had a look that was very different from the original PlayStation. However, the PlayStation 2 is inferior in graphical quality to the Nintendo Gamecube and in power to Microsoft's Xbox, and its continued success was reliant on its status as the 'cool' gaming console, and also on the range of high quality software secured for it by Sony.

In 2005, the PlayStation Portable, or PSP, was released. It marks Sony's first real foray into handheld gaming, and supports a wide range of media -- including UMD movies and music. With incredible graphics and a widescreen display that surpasses all other handhelds in size, the PSP is an impressive piece of hardware. The Nintendo DS (Dual Screen), its main contemporary rival, is currently leading the pair with its innovative design. However, for 'hardcore' gamers, both are a must.

European gamers were outraged at Sony's decision to release the PSP months after its Japanese and North American releases, in September 2005. This delay, justified as a shortage of units, and Sony's desire to withhold their stock until the Japanese and American markets were sated, compounded the feeling of neglect by big gaming companies of gamers in Europe.

Currently, Sony's next piece of hardware in the franchise, the PlayStation 3, which promises to be a powerful next-gen console, is in development and due for release in 2006.
n00b 1: OMFG TEH PLAYSTATION MOR LIEK TEH GAYSTATION.
n00b 2: GO PLAY UR GAYCUBE PLAYSTATION H8ER.
n00b 3: XBOX PWNS J00 ALL.

Console wars are for n00bs.
by FiF December 02, 2005
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1.
Any form of psychedelic drug that plays with you mind
Damn Dog!.. That Playstation went straight to my head and got me trippin'..

Tell them hoes to bring some more games over...
by i love to get high May 08, 2010
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2.
code name for marijuana, pot, or weed
"dude you get some PlayStation."

"wus up bro we playing PlayStation tonight?"
by pot smoker420420420 May 18, 2009
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3.
The first video game system by Sony which came out in 1994. Like other popular systems (ex. the Sega Genesis, the Super Nintendo, the X-Box, the Playstation 2, etc.), it also has a good mix of classics and complete fucking garbage. While many people who bought a Playstation may have seen gaming as dorky, they were probably closet gamers in the first place. Also, anyone can play a Playstation (or any system for that matter); it's not limited to those who have some sort of stupid grudge against hip-hop. After all, if video games had nothing to do with hip-hop or rap before the Playstation, then Nintendo was stupid for doing the "Zelda Rap" and Sega wouldn't have had Ice Cube in their Sega Saturn ads.
"Crash Bandicoot, Parappa the Rapper, and Final Fantasy Tactics are good Playstation games."
by DuckKing September 18, 2006
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4.
otherwise known as a type of ecstasy
named because of the playstation symbol stamped into the pill.
there are also playstation 2's named because of the playstation 2 stamp on the pill

playstations are known to have mixture of ecstasy, ketamine, heroin and many other trace amounts in to provide a an experience with more hallucinations
hey i just double dropped two playstations!! i am fucked mate!
by razza-b June 19, 2006
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5.
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*
by HarbingerOfLive August 03, 2010
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7.
The original gaming console made by Sony. A slimmer version later came out because people were sick of mixing oil and gas so they could play Crash Bash. Regular maintenance was needed like greasing the disk tray using a grease gun made for the playstation (Sold separately).

Critics didn't like having a system with a 4 stroke engine so they made a console named the PSOne. Which did the same exact thing except it made Sony more money. Memory cards could hold a whole 8MB and weighed approximately 32 pounds.

Gamers who like to collect game consoles tend to like the Playstation. It's value can be up to 15 dollars but shipping is $500 due to the wide load truck needed to move it. The lense used to read the disk is made out of only the highest quality plastic and the shell is made from the highest quality steel.
Nils: "Woah, that a huge generator ya got there!"
Jordan: "Nope, thats my old Playstation 1"
Nils: "How retro! I'll give you 15 dollars for it"
Jordan "Ummm.... k, dont you have a PS3 though?"
Nils: "Ya but i need retro video games to fill the empty space in my life that most people fill with friends and a social life."
Jordan: "K, give me my money, want some free games and a tank of gas/oil mixture?"
Nils: "Nah, i got nitrous oxide"
by jordan199311 August 16, 2009
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