In 2000, Sony released the second home console as a successor to the PlayStation, a console that many will fondly remember. because it was one of the best-selling consoles in history. What many don’t know is that Sony, 3 years later, released a new version called PSX, which was one of the company’s biggest failures and ended up being retired in 2005.
This console included features that were not typical of consoles at the time, such as a versatile DVD recorder, TV tuner and hard drive. If we transfer this idea to the present, the purpose is not much different from what can be given to a Playstation today, because with it we can not only play, we can also listen to music, play content or save our games to be able to download them from the Internet.
So … why has PSX been a failure?
With such a promising idea and an ending that hasn’t been so separated from what is currently found in the world of video games, this failure becomes surprising. The reality of this lack of success when it launched in Japan was related to the high price the machine was sold for and lack of interest from consumers.
Lack of interest and low sales numbers canceled plans to launch the console to the rest of the world and, of course, its demise in Japan. What many did not expect was that years later this machine would become a much loved heirloom and of course it is very difficult to find due to the low number of sales. Unfortunately, another of the stones that prevented Sony, as we told you a few days ago with games containing odors.