Comparative Study on Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox Essay

5249 Words Sep 16th, 2014 21 Pages
Gaming has come a long way along the years. Right from the beginning when 8bit was cool and colorful games meant everything to the present where consumers seek better graphics, 3Dimensional gameplay and online gaming. The market for Video Game consoles has now become very wide, but at the same time Sony and Microsoft remaining the two main players of the market. So we could say the market runs on a duopoly system. Sony and Microsoft, the cutthroat competitors in this field have brought video-games to this level. They’ve always been competitors and went head to head with their products and upgrades to those products. For each new release by Sony, Microsoft had a close competing machine coming up, and vice versa. Through this …show more content…
Sony Playstation
Playstation is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment with consoles in the fifth to eighth generations. The brand was first introduced on December 3, 1994 in Japan with the launch of the original PlayStation console. It now consists of a total of four core home consoles, as well as a media center, an online service, a line of controllers, two handhelds and a phone, as well as multiple magazines.
PlayStation was the brainchild of Ken Kutaragi, a Sony executive who had just come out of his hardware engineering division at that time and would later be dubbed as "The Father of the PlayStation"
PlayStation

The original PlayStation. The original PlayStation released on December 3, 1994 was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices. It has included successor consoles and upgrades including the Net Yaroze (a special black PlayStation with tools and instructions to program PlayStation games and applications), "PSone" (a smaller version of the original) and the PocketStation (a handheld which enhances PlayStation games and also acts as a memory card). It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64. By March 31, 2005, the PlayStation and PSone had shipped a combined total of 102.49 million units, becoming the first video game console to

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