As a video game console
lives on, its hardware
doesn't vary that much. Sure, it might become smaller and cheaper after a while, but the electronics inside don't change that much. Yet throughout the seven
years of the PlayStation
's life, there have been a whole heck of a lot
of different hardware model
s. Here now, are most
of those models, to refer
upon, to look back fondly
SCPH-1000 - The original badboy. Released in Japan on 12/3/94.
SCPH-1001 - The original (North American) badboy. Released in North America on 9/9/95. Did not feature S-Video output port like the 1000.
SCPH-1002 - The original (European) badboy. Had no S-Video like the 1001.
SCPH-3000 - Japanese revision.
SCPH-3500 - Japanese revision. No longer featured S-Video output port.
SCPH-5003 - Asian revision.
SCPH-5500 - Japanese revision. CD drive mech was relocated, onboard electronics shortened by ~20 percent, seperate ports for A/V composite output were replaced by the A/V Multi Out port.
SCPH-5501 - North American version of the 5500.
SCPH-5502 - European version of the 5500.
SCPH-5552 - European revision.
SCPH-5903 - Special white-colored "Video CD" edition of the PS, released only in greater Asia.
SCPH-7000 - First Japanese 'Dual Shock' hardware revision. System now came with one Dual Shock (SCPH-1200) controller, and now featured a light show program called SoundScope in the CD player menu (this was actually a stripped-down version of Baby Universe).
SCPH-7001 - North American 7000.
SCPH-7002 - European 7000.
SCPH-7003 - Asian 7000.
SCPH-7500 - Japanese revision. More motherboard reductions, revised system BIOS. Sony released this as a "mod-proof" system, but was cracked pretty quickly (of course!).
SCPH-7501 - North American 7500.
SCPH-7502 - European 7500.
SCPH-7503 - Updated Japanese 7500.
SCPH-9000 - Japanese revision. More motherboard reductions, plus total removal of Parallel I/O port to try and foil those making cheat devices and other such products that fit into the port. Last PS hardware revision series until SCPH-100 redesign.
SCPH-9001 - North American 9000.
SCPH-9002 - European 9000.
SCPH-9003 - Asian 9000.
SCPH-100 - Also known as the PS one. Unit size reduced by one-third, power supplied by external AC adapter as opposed to internal power block. Revamped BIOS interface. Original Japanese version.
SCPH-101 - North American 100.
SCPH-102 - European 100.
DTL-H1001 - Original blue-colored PS, only available to developers and gaming publications. Featured 8MB of RAM. Has no regional lockouts, so users are able to play all North American and Japanese software without fault, as well as pre-production software on CD-R media.
DTL-H1201 - Revision of the H1001.
DTL-H1001H - Grey version of DTL-H1001. Not much else known.
DTL-3000 - Also known as the Net Yaroze. Enabled consumers to create their own PS software. Like the H1001, could play all manner of PS software.
DTL-H3001 - This and the H3000 are odd, seemingly consumer versions of the Net Yaroze, save for no inclusion of development accessories. Both are a lighter black, however, and have a textured crystalized paint finish. Known as the "PlayStation Worldwide."
SCPH-2000 - Another all-region PS. Nothing else known.