The PlayStation (known early in development as the PlayStation EXperimental, or PSX) was Sony's first video-game console and it was launched in 1994. The system was widely popular and quickly became the bestselling home console, only to be surpassed by its successor, the PlayStation 2.
The PlayStation was initially set to be an add-on for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System as an answer to Sega's Sega CD. When the prospect of releasing the system as an add-on dissolved, Sony transformed it into the PlayStation video game console. The Final Fantasy games from Final Fantasy VII onwards were released on the Sony platform instead of the successor of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Nintendo 64, due to space restraints and other technological hindrances.
The PSone (also PSOne, or PS1) was a smaller and redesigned version, released in 2000. Sony also released a small LCD screen and an adapter to power the unit for use in cars. The PSone is fully compatible with all PlayStation software.
On September 19, 2018 at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced and revealed a microconsole version of the original PlayStation hardware dubbed the PlayStation Classic. Following in the vein of Nintendo's NES and SNES revivals, the PlayStation Classic is an HD-adapted emulator. The device includes two replica gamepads and hosts 20 preprogrammed games, including the original version of Final Fantasy VII. The console released December 3, 2018 and retails for US$99.99.
Initial reviews of the PlayStation Classic were mixed-to-negative, with a majority criticizing the device's build quality, overall game lineup, and implementation of the included games; for the last, the unit uses Eurozone (PAL/SECAM) releases with lower screen redraw rates.
Final Fantasy titles for the PlayStationEdit
|Final Fantasy Origins||October 31, 2002||April 8, 2003||March 14, 2003||79|
|Final Fantasy IV||March 21, 1997||June 29, 2001||May 17, 2002||N/A|
|Final Fantasy V||March 19, 1998||September 30, 1999||May 17, 2002||80|
|Final Fantasy VI||March 11, 1999||September 30, 1999||March 1, 2002||80|
|Final Fantasy VII||January 31, 1997||September 7, 1997||November 14, 1997||92|
|Final Fantasy VIII||February 11, 1999||September 9, 1999||October 27, 1999||90|
|Final Fantasy IX||July 7, 2000||November 13, 2000||February 16, 2001||94|
|Final Fantasy Chronicles||N/A||June 29, 2001||N/A||89|
|Final Fantasy Anthology||N/A||September 30, 1999||May 17, 2002||80|
|Final Fantasy Tactics||June 20, 1997||January 28, 1998||N/A||83|
|Chocobo Stallion||December 22, 1999||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon||December 23, 1997||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Chocobo's Dungeon 2||December 23, 1998||November 30, 1999||N/A||N/A|
|Chocobo Racing||March 18, 1999||August 10, 1999||October 11, 1999||N/A|
|Chocobo Collection||December 22, 1999||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Dice de Chocobo||December 22, 1999||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Vagrant Story||February 10, 2000||May 15, 2000||June 21, 2000||92|
|Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring||December 17, 1998||May 30, 1999||February 9, 2000||N/A|