PS1, also known as PlayStation, is the first-generation home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released in December 1994 in Japan and September 1995 in North America as Sony's entry into the home console market. The PS1 features a 32-bit processor and was the first console to use CD-ROMs for game storage, allowing for larger and more complex games. The console also supports various multimedia functions, such as playing music CDs and videos, and has a user-friendly interface. The PS1 has a large library of games, including many classic titles, and helped to establish Sony as a major player in the video game industry.