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PlayStation is one of the most well known gaming brands. PlayStation has brought us such iconic games as Spyro, Pandemonium, Eye Toy, Crash Banidcoot, and Ratchet and Clank. The brand consists of a total of three consoles, a media centre, an online service and a handheld, PSP, as well as multiple magazines.

The PlayStation console was first introduced by Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan on December 3, 1994. The PlayStation currently spans the fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of video gaming.

The original PlayStation was the first "computer entertainment platform" to ship 100 million units. Its successor the PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling console to date, having reached over 140 million units sold as of September 2009.

Each console has a huge variety of games. Most games released on the original PlayStation are backwards compatible and can be played directly on its successors, the PlayStation 2, PSX and PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation Network is a unified online service focusing on online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery. The service provided/run by Sony Computer Entertainmentis for use with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable video game consoles. The service currently has over 40 million users worldwide.

PlayStation Home is a community-based social gaming networking service for the PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network (PSN).

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