Talk:PlayStation (console)

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Paranthesis in title is awkward for linking[edit]

Title should read "PlayStation"

On disambiguation page title would be "PlayStation (console)" but actual title of wiki page should read "PlayStation" or "PlayStation Console"

Proper name of device is actually "PlayStation"

Suggest removal of "(console)" completely.

Ending title with parenthesis (as well as actual webpage URL) breaks linking on certain webpages when using markdown or html code.

EDIT - Disambiguation page links to "PlayStation" which is title of "PlayStation Brand"

Suggest renaming pages to:

"PlayStation Brand" and "PlayStation" (for the 1st console)

respectively.

2601:603:4200:48EF:3D93:2057:19C0:F24D (talk) 11:28, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

The following edit is requested.

In the section Playstation (console)#Copy protection (first para), the fragment

"However, the increased availability of cheap CD burners at this time led Sony to introduce a special wobble pressed into PlayStation formatted discs. As a result, any discs that did not contain the wobble such as CD-R copies or standard pirated discs could not boot on the console.<ref name="protection">{{cite web|title=PSX Copy Protection|url=http://consolecopyworld.com/psx/psx_cd_info.shtml#PSX|website=ConsoleCopyWorld |publisher=Console Copy World|accessdate=August 18, 2014}}</ref>"

to be changed to

"However, the increased availability of cheap CD burners at this time led Sony to introduce a special wobble pressed into PlayStation formatted discs. As a result, any discs that did not contain the wobble such as CD-R copies or standard pirated discs could not boot on the console.<ref name="protection">{{cite web|title=PSX Copy Protection|url=http://consolecopyworld.com/psx/psx_cd_info.shtml#PSX|website=ConsoleCopyWorld |publisher=Console Copy World|accessdate=August 18, 2014}}</ref>{{not in reference|date=January 2016}}{{citation needed|date=January 2016}}"

Alternatively the paragraph should be deleted as it is unreferenced.

Reason: The provided reference does not mention anything about track wobble. I have failed to verify that this scheme actually exists. I have looked at several sources and they all mention the various schemes mentioned in the provided reference, but none mention any track wobble. 86.153.133.193 (talk) 13:44, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

It appears this is the set of Diffs where the Wobble was added. It was originally sourced to a patent of Sony's, but that patent makes no mention of PlayStation. The current sources were added in this diff. @Jaguar: Could you take a look at this edit request? -- ferret (talk) 15:33, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I can't remember what I was doing a year and a half ago, but it appears to me that the IP is correct; I've changed it to their suggestion. JAGUAR  15:45, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
@Jaguar: Thanks for that Jaguar. One small point: you should have removed the '<nowiki>' markers as the templates have gone into the article verbatim rather than as the flags intended. You will probably need to revert the bot's attempt the resurect the reference body. 86.153.133.193 (talk) 16:13, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Looks like this is all done and set, so, closing. Thanks IP editor. --allthefoxes (Talk) 17:34, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I have reopened rather than raise a new edit request. As I have noted above, the edit has not quite been done properly. 86.153.133.193 (talk) 17:58, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --allthefoxes (Talk) 20:27, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

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Edit Request - D-Pad Reference[edit]

Since I'm new to Wikipedia, didn't want to do this myself...

The article mentions the PS1 did not use a D-Pad, however the Playstation blog itself specifically says they did:

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/09/16/the-evolution-of-the-playstation-controller/

"PlayStation hit shelves and, along with the D-pad, came four shapes – triangle, circle, X and square – that, together, would visually represent a new global culture." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.47.219.193 (talk) 07:18, 27 April 2016 (UTC)


The original Playstation controller definitely used a D-pad, you push on one part, the rest move, I know what the article meant though, it's the 1st(only?) D-pad to have it come up through the plastic in 4 different places, rather than be completely uncovered like most D-pads. Lmcgregoruk (talk) 14:44, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

"Joystick touchscreen"?[edit]

Is there Joystick touchscreen? Thanks, --93.38.65.148 (talk) 14:52, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Requested move 16 August 2016[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Not moved, WP:SNOW (non-admin closure) — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 18:50, 18 August 2016 (UTC)


PlayStation (console)PlayStation (first console) – Title is ambiguous, there are four PlayStation consoles. This is about the first one. RightGot (talk) 08:44, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose: There is only one console that is called "PlayStation". AdrianGamer (talk) 12:12, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
    • Only one console is called "PlayStation", however PS2, PS3 and PS4 are also PlayStation consoles, though PlayStation is not their name. This article should be titled PlayStation (first console) to make it clear that it's not about all of them. RightGot (talk) 01:36, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
      • That logic is just wrong. It's (console), not (consoles), and the reason its (console) is because PlayStation covers the brand itself. No one is confused, they will end up at the brand page first 9 times out of 100. If it did require further disambiguation, it would be PlayStation (1994 console), as others have noted. Not "(first console)" -- ferret (talk) 01:44, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Adrian. The other consoles have clear numbered names that differentiate. -- ferret (talk) 12:30, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose – Even if there existed a different console called "PlayStation", which doesn't, this article would be renamed to PlayStation (1994 console). However, such disambiguation isn't needed at all. ~Mable (chat) 12:39, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose, per WP:NATURAL and WP:CONCISE. Adding the word "first" is unnecessarily making the title longer, while there is only one console called "PlayStation" that was the first. Even if there would be any confusion about the title, WP:NCVGDAB would mean we would start out by adding a year, not the order in which consoles were released. I also think this is a pretty clear WP:SNOW case. soetermans. ↑↑↓↓←→←→ B A TALK 14:23, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose Per Soetermans. JAGUAR  15:33, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above. – Rhain 21:18, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose per AdrianGamer. —MRD2014 T C 23:42, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

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