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11 Things You Didn't Know About PlayStation

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1. The original PlayStation almost had a mascot.

2. It was originally designed in partnership with Nintendo...

3. ...and almost published by Sega.

4. There were subliminal messages hidden in the first PlayStation ads.

5. It was the first video game console to sell over 100 million units

6. The PlayStation brand has a feline mascot, but only overseas.

7. The PlayStation 2's signature look was inspired by an old Atari.

8. David Lynch directed a PlayStation 2 commercial.

9. There were 2,418 games released for the original PlayStation.

10. There was a hidden purpose behind the PlayStation 2's startup screen.

11. The PlayStation 3 has been used to research black holes.

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