Advantages Excellent console, Brilliant range of games, Best ever
With the arrival of the Playstation 2 in the UK late last year and the imminent arrival of the new Nintendo console and Microsoft's X-box the original Playstation seems doomed to the yesteryear of gaming. Sure all the usual promises of developers carrying on making games for this magnificent machine have been trawled out as with any new console launch. So can we really believe that the Playstation 1 will be a feasible alternative to the next generation consoles...of course we can't.Sony have tried their utmost to maintain the view that the games will keep on coming in Playstation 1 format for the foreseeable future. Great lengths have been gone to so that this message is received loud and clear. The new redesigned smaller, cuter PS1 was released around the same time as the PS2 and backwards compatibility means that Playstation 1 games will mot become obsolete entirely, but what about the console? Sure Sony took the trouble of redesigning the PS1 but was this too prove their commitment to keep the original Playstation going or just another way to make more money? Forgive me for being cynical but I think it is probably the latter.
So as the next-gen consoles are reeled out by the big guns of the computer industry and the Playstation is being lowered into its holy grave let us say our fond farewells and remember the good ol' days of this great entertainment machine.When the Playstation first came out it blew away the opposition very quickly and soon became the best selling console in the world. Its initial competitors were the Sega Saturn (least said soonest mended) and the N64, which was perhaps the biggest threat to the Playstation's dominance.
The N64 was without doubt a superior machine when compared to the Playstation despite still having games on cartridges, but as the clichéd saying goes, "Its the games that make a console great" or something like that. This lack of stunning games was the N64's downfall and led to the total domination of the console market by the Playstation shipping many millions of consoles worldwide to become the biggest selling games console of all time, no mean feat.Although, saying this, the N64 stayed in touch with the Playstation for quite a while with the occasional flash of brilliance like Goldeneye. This game highlights what could have been for Nintendo if they had a bit more backing from the major games manufacturers. As it was the major games manufacturers tended to prefer programming for the Playstation. There are many great games that have graced the Playstation over the years but its phenomenal success was partly due to a few exceptional games that provided a cornerstone for the Playstation. Love them or loathe them these are the games that made the Playstation great:
The Final Fantasy series especially their first offering on the Playstation FF7. This game was the sole reason that I and no doubt many others purchased a Playstation. I vividly remember that fateful day when I played on it round a mate's house and was immediately hooked.
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