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The Ultimate PlayStation History Quiz
by Staff
After more than two decades on the market, the PlayStation has captured the attention of multiple generations of gamers. Take our quiz to see how much your know about the history and development of this classic console system.

The PlayStation was first designed as a companion to this gaming console.

  • Sony Dreamcast
  • Super Nintendo
  • Sega Genesis

When did the PlayStation first hit store shelves in Japan?

  • 1990
  • 1992
  • 1994

How many PlayStations did Sony sell in the first month after release?

  • 30,000
  • 300,000
  • 3,000,000

What year did the PlayStation hit store shelves in the U.S.?

  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995

How many games were available for the PlayStation when it was first released?

  • 17
  • 97
  • 157

What was the best-selling game for the original PlayStation console?

  • "Grand Theft Auto"
  • "Gran Turismo"
  • "Final Fantasy"

What year did Sony discontinue the original PlayStation?

  • 1998
  • 2004
  • 2008

The PS One came with a built-in screen.

  • true
  • false

What year was the PlayStation 2 released?

  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000

How many PlayStation 2 consoles did Sony ultimately sell?

  • 50 million
  • 150 million
  • 500 million

What year did the PlayStation 3 come out?

  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008

The PS3 was the most expensive of the seventh generation consoles when it was released.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How many PlayStation 3 consoles did Sony sell by the time it released the PlayStation 4?

  • 40 million
  • 60 million
  • 80 million

What year did Sony release the first portable version of the PlayStation?

  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2007

What year did the PlayStation 4 launch?

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013

How many games were ultimately released for the PlayStation 2?

  • 100
  • 1,000
  • 10,000

What was the best-selling PS2 game of all time?

  • "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas"
  • "SSX"
  • "Final Fantasy X"

What was the first PlayStation console to allow online gaming?

  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 sold more units than any other seventh generation console.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of these features was lost between the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3?

  • ability to play DVDs
  • backwards compatibility with games
  • use of DualShock controllers

When did Sony launch the PlayStation Network?

  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2006

When did DualShock controllers come out?

  • 1998
  • 2002
  • 2006

What did PlayStation call its motion-sensing controller?

  • Move
  • Play
  • Watch

Which system featured the tagline, "Live in Your World, Play in Ours?"

  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • PlayStation 3

How many PlayStation 2 units did Sony sell in the first two years after release?

  • 40 million
  • 60 million
  • 80 million

How many PlayStation 4 units did Sony sell over the 2015 to 2016 Christmas holidays?

  • 3.7 million
  • 5.7 million
  • 7.7 million

What is the best-selling game for the PlayStation 4 as of 2016?

  • "Grand Theft Auto V"
  • "Call of Duty: Black Ops III"
  • "Bloodborne"

What did Sony call its new portable gaming system, which was released in 2012?

  • Vila
  • Vida
  • Vita

You can play PS2 disks in your PS4.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The PlayStation VR is designed for use with the PS4.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE