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PlayBox
Developer Fallen Corporation
Manufacturer Fallen Corporation
Product family PlayBox
Type Video game console
Generation 8th generation
Release date March 29, 2003 (worldwide)

The PlayBox is a video game console developed, manufactured, and marketed by Fallen Corporation. It was announced at GothCon 2002 on September 2, 2002 (the first day of GothCon '02) under the codename Solaris. It was released in North America on March 29, 2003, Japan on March 30, 2003, and Asia and Europe on April 2, 2003.

The PlayBox reads HS-DVDs, Fallen's proprietary disc format, along with many other standards. It has the ability to play games from both handheld and video game consoles of the current and past generations, has an 8 terabyte hard drive, and supports 2160p resolution and 10.2 surround sound.

Launch titles

History

Development began on the PlayBox on August 1, 2002, and was announced at the first day of GothCon '02 on September 2, 2002. The console was released on March 29, 2003 in North America, March 30 in Japan, and April 2 in the rest of the world.

Hardware specifications

Controller

  • 1234 buttons
  • PlayBox home button
  • USB 4.0 connectivity
  • 2 circle pads
  • 4-way D-pad
  • Touchpad
  • GameJolt Rumble Pak
  • Menu and View buttons

Console

  • 64 TB hard drive
  • 256 GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 128 GB/s read rate
  • 1 nanosecond lag time
  • Full HD (up to 2160p)
  • 6 USB 4.0 ports
  • 30 nm APU "Jersey" processor
  • 4 SD card slots
  • 9 x87-64 cores
  • 2,048 stereo voices
  • MP2, MP3, and MP4 decoder
  • 512 GB/s memory bandwidth
  • HDMI port
  • Built-in AM/FM radio and Kinect-PS Camera combination
  • 512-bit audio processor
  • Reads Blu-ray, DVD, CDs, HD-DVDs, HS-DVDs, and MiniCDs
  • Built-in protective disc buffer
  • Built-in Game Boy Player (plays Game Boy, GBC, GBA, and GB Micro games)
  • 5G and WiFi support
  • Backwards compatible with Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation, Nintendo GameCube, Sega Dreamcast, and PlayStation One games


HS-DVD

  • 32 TB of usable space
  • Scratch and smudge resistant
  • Waterproof
  • 512 GB/s read/write speed
  • 14.8 gram weight
  • 256-bit stream algorithm

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