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Why is the first playstation refered to as the "PSX"?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by Lichemperor, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Lichemperor

    Lichemperor Thread Starter

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    Hey, so I've been wondering for a while....
    Why is the original playstation now being reffered to as the PSX?
    I'm sure it was PS1 not two years ago. When did this happen?
    I know for years it was always reffered to as PS1 or prior to the second console simply the PS.
    Any clues or views?
     
  2. Dude044

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    Hi Lichemperor . PSX was a Sony digital video recorder with fully integrated PlayStation. If you want more info you can read it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSX_(DVR) as far as i know the X is short for XrossMediaBar (graphical user interface ) hope that answers your question . Dude044
     
  3. Lichemperor

    Lichemperor Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I did not know about that!
    Still unsure as to why original playstation games are refered to as PSX games the majority of the time now though = / I understand a bit more now though :p
     
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