The PocketStation is a Memory Card peripheral by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation home video game console. Categorized by Sony as a combination of a Memory Card and a miniature personal digital assistant, the device features a monochrome liquid crystal display (LCD), infrared communication capability, a real-time clock, built-in flash memory, and a sound capability. It was released exclusively in Japan on January 23, 1999. Software for the PocketStation was typically distributed as extras for PlayStation games, included in the CD-ROM, enhancing the games with added features. Stand-alone software could also be downloaded through the PlayStation console. The software is then transferred to the PocketStation for use. Sony planned to release the PocketStation outside of Japan, engaging in promotional activity in Europe and North America, but the release did not occur. The PocketStation's most popular game was Doko Demo Issyo, which sold over 1.5 million copies in Japan and is the first game to star Sony's mascot Toro.
Games from the Franchises represented in All-StarsEdit
Note: This list counts PlayStation games that were PocketStation compatible, which were very few. It should be noted that the compatibility is only present in the Japanese versions of the games.
- Metal Gear Solid: Integral - 1999
- Ape Escape - 1999
- Together Everywhere! (Doko Demo Issyo!) - 1999
- All 3 PocketStation compatible games of series represented in All-Stars were released in 1999.