Shape: It has the shape of a rectangular gray prism and stands out for its compact and lightweight design. With the launch of the PS One, the PlayStation further reduced its size and weight, the extreme edges curved more and the color was a lighter gray compared to the original.
Top: There is the disc reader, the on / off and reset buttons are located, finally there is the button to open the CD player cover. In the PlayStation One version, the reset button is corrected as it was known in the original PlayStation and this button is relocated to the power part.
Front: On the front of the console, there are a couple of gaps to connect the controls and at the top there are two slots to insert the Memory Cards (Memory Cards in English). In the fifth generation of video games, many long games appeared; It was already a requirement to have the memory cards to save the progress of the games or any customization of a game.
Backside: In that place is a parallel port (which Sony removed in the latest versions of the console, allegedly to combat piracy of its games because there are accessories that, once connected to it, allow you to bypass the system protections and run games not originals), a serial port, the power input and the A / V output. By removing it, they thought they managed to combat piracy, which did not work and could be fought by other systems (by implanting chips or connecting internal cables, that in case the chip was compatible with all pirate games).
Side parts: The console has small vents that allow heat dissipation. It was recommended to leave the side parts free of any object that obstructs ventilation to avoid overheating.
Bottom: On the bottom there are vents; the screws that hold the housing are also located and finally, there are the information labels of the console.
The DualDigital Controller (officially dubbed PlayStation Control Pad): At first, the PlayStation did not have an analog controller because there were so few 3D games. Subsequently, after the Nintendo 64 appeared on the market and its control with central joystick, Sony developed an analog controller for 3D games. It was manufactured with a size larger than the original, it was equipped with a pair of analog pads one for movement and the other to observe the game environment, along with the vibration function in its next version dubbed DualShock.
The Memory Card: Created to store the games of various games, such as the games were very long and it took a long time to complete them. The Memory Card was essential for the players. In addition, this only had a limited space of 1 megabyte but as time went by, unofficial versions of more capacity were launched.
The Multitap: It was created so that more than 2 players can play together in a single game. It has a cable that has an output equal to that of the controls and has 4 control inputs (A, B, C and D). It is placed in the same slots where the controls are connected, usually regardless of the slot (1 or 2), connected in slot 1 the command appears as 1-A, 1-B, 1-C and 1-D being the same in the slot 2,2-A, 2-B, 2-C and 2-D serving this to distinguish some commands from others, thus managing to connect up to 8 of them. Each control slot it contains has a Memory Card input, this so that each player loads its configuration. It works on both consoles (PlayStation, PlayStation One).