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

Game Release Date Metascore
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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

Related titlesEdit

Game Release Date Metascore
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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

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