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The history of Sony PlayStation

We take a trip down memory lane as we take a look back at every Sony PlayStation console, from the original launched in 1995 to the brand-new PS4 unveiled in 2013.

We've managed to round each of the eight models in the PS family, so prepare for some serious gaming nostalgia as we remind ourselves what made the PlayStation such a game-changing device.

And if you want to know how the latest PS4 stacks up, read our extensive review here on

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).