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Game Consoles

Console Gen III

  Sony PlayStation Nintendo 64 Sega Saturn
  PS1 N64 Sega Saturn
Supported Video Resolution 480i 480i 480i
Sound Capabilities Stereo analog audio Stereo analog audio Stereo analog audio
Video Outputs S–Video
Composite
Coaxial
S–Video
Composite
Coaxial
S–Video
Composite
Coaxial
Sound Outputs RCA analog audio RCA analog audio RCA analog audio
Data Interconnects Controller ports (x2)
Memory slot (x2)
Controller ports (x4) Controller ports (x2)
Cartridge slot
CPU 32-bit RISC 33.9 MHz with 4 KB cache 64 bit RISC 93.75 MHz with 24 KB L1 cache 2x 32-Bit Hitachi SH2 28.6 MHz with 4KB cache
Video Graphics PS GPU with 1 MB RAM 62.5 MHz SGI GPU 100 MHz VideoLogic GPU 1 MB RAM
RAM 2 MB 4 MB RDRAM (upgradeable to 8 MB with expansion pak) 2 MB
Game Media Format CD (650 MB) Cartridge (64 MB max) CD (650 MB)
Extra Features:
  • 2x CD-ROM speed
  • Plays music CDs
  • Rumble Pak add-on for the controller
  • Game memory saved directly to cartridges
  • Plays music CDs
  • NetLink 28.8 kb/s modem add-on lets users connect to the internet
  • Cartridge slot used for memory and add-ons
  • Winner
    PS1
    Sony PlayStation
    ≈ 102 Million Units Sold
     
    Runner Up:
    Nintendo 64
    ≈ 33 Million Units Sold

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