Before there was the PlayStation 2, there was the PlayStation 1. It was the first gaming console made by Sony. It was in succsessful competition against the N64. Some say that the N64 is better but no. Like, there were way more games for PS1 and some of the best games they had for PS1 were not for N64. All of you N64 fans, where is your Treasure Planet? Shrek Treasure Hunt? Any of those good games on N64? NOPE.
Even more about this console, it can play CDs, so you can listen to music on it! (I think it was the first time they did games on CD format discs like that)
The console was made and released at the end of 1994. They later made a slim model known as the PSOne in 2000 that was the best selling PlayStation console ever.