|1991 (prototype)||1992–1994 (pre-launch)||1994–2006|
The PlayStation was originally planned as a CD-ROM based peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, as well as a hybrid console that would be compatible with SNES cartdriges and titles released for the Super Disc format. It was developed in a partnership between Nintendo and Sony, but when the contract with Nintendo failed, this project was abandoned and later Sony started to produce its own stand-alone console.
- The system was nicknamed as "Nintendo PlayStation" to distinguish it from the final version of the console.
- After breaking up with Sony, Nintendo also had a partnership with Philips to produce a CD add-on for the SNES, but Philips ended up producing its own console the CD-i as well.
Several prototype designs were considered before the final logo was chosen.
1994–2006; 2018–present (PlayStation Classic)
The 20th logo on the pre-launch design table was chosen.
In 2018, Sony Interactive Entertainment released the original PlayStation as a dedicated game console, known as the PlayStation Classic, with over 20 built-in games.
1994–2006 (Japan) SCEI
1995–2006 (Americas) SCEA
1995–2006 (Europe) SCEE
||PlayStation game systems||
| Part of Sony Interactive Entertainment
Fifth generation video game consoles
| Home consoles|