Friday, 21 November 2014
It's Not Called PSX
The above console, as most of you reading this post probably know, is the Playstation. It was a system released in Japan in 1994 and kicked off a great line of gaming systems that has stuck with us to this very day.
There was a redesign for the original Playstation, here's a picture
Now, there are people who have plenty of fond memories with the original Playstation hardware and rightly so since it has a plethora of awesome games. However, there are people who refer to this console in conversation as the "PSX" and this is fucking retarded. At no point in time were any of these commercially available systems called the "PSX", it's just some stupid shit that people use because they think it sounds cool.
There is a reason that people use it though, it just happens to be a fantastically fucking stupid one. PSX was the code name given to the system during it's development, according to a quick Google search. Calling the PS1 the PSX would be like referring the the Gamecube as the Dolphin or the Wii as the Revolution. People don't do that because it's stupid to do so. I've heard it argued that there was a Magazine called PSX or something but that doesn't fly either because then you'd be talking about the magazine, not the fucking system.
There does exist a machine, made by Sony, called the PSX though, check it out.
I know I'm being pedantic about this whole thing but whatever. The Playstation is NOT called a PSX and I can't help but feel that anyone who calls it that is a bit of an idiot.