The PlayStation is a fifth generation console published by Sony Computer Entertainment, first released in Japan on Dec, 3 1994, in America on September 9th, 1994, and in Europe on September 29th, 1994. The console started many of the series featured in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale including several series that have since become staples of the PlayStation Brand such as Twisted Metal, MediEvil and Ape Escape, and many third party series such as Tekken, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro the Dragon. The original PlayStation also spawned a slimmed down version of itself later on in its life span. It was a much smaller version and was colored a lighter grey. It often went by the name PlayStation One or PS1. This was an easy way for people to distinguish between the two of them. PaRappa, Sweet Tooth, Heihachi, Sir Daniel, Spike and Toro all started on the PlayStation One.
Games from the Franchises represented in All-StarsEdit
Note: This list only counts franchises that started on the PS1, franchises that appeared later are skipped. This list follows the North American release dates, except for games that were Japan-only and weren't released overseas.
- Twisted Metal - 1995
- Twisted Metal 2: World Tour - 1996
- Twisted Metal III - 1998
- Twisted Metal 4 - 1999
- Twisted Metal: Small Brawl - 2001
- Ape Escape - 1999
- Together Everywhere! (Doko Demo Issyo!) - 1999
- Warhawk - 1995
- Twisted Metal had the most games for the first PlayStation, with a total of 5, while the other franchises had 1, 2 or 3.
- Nintendo originally designed their version of a PlayStation as a CD add-on to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but eventually abandoned the idea, thus leaving the project open. Sony then took over and re-invented the PlayStation as their own console.