This thread is making me regret eBaying my original playstation. In fact, I'm very tempted to buy one off eBay with a copy of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Director's Cut. These games were amazing for the time, and still are.
For it's 1994 release this was a great console, remember, this was same year Commodore bit the dust.
Yes, it's easy to forget just how small the gap is between new Commodore models (A1200 in 1992 and CD32 in 1993) and the release of the Playstation in 1994 (was it 1995 in the UK?). It's even more amazing when you consider the difference in specs.