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PlayStation Mouse
The PlayStation Mouse, mouse mat and packaging.
The PlayStation Mouse, mouse mat and packaging.
ManufacturerSony Computer Entertainment
TypeVideo game controller
Mouse
GenerationFifth generation era
ConnectivityController ports

The PlayStation Mouse (US/UK: SCPH-1090, JP: SCPH-1030) is an input device for the PlayStation that allows the player to use a mouse as a method of control in compatible games. The mouse was released in Japan on December 3, 1994, the launch date of the PlayStation.[1]

The mouse itself is a simple two-button ball mouse that plugs directly into the PlayStation controller port without adapters or conversions and is a fully supported Sony accessory. It was packaged along with a mouse mat bearing the PlayStation logo.

The mouse is mainly used in point-and-click adventures, strategy games, simulation games and visual novels. In later years, first-person shooters also make use of the peripheral to aim the player's view in the same manner as similar games on the PC. It is also used by the arcade lightgun shooting game Area 51 as an aiming device instead of a light gun compatibility.[2]

A special Konami-branded edition of the mouse was released alongside the Japanese exclusive title Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You.[3]

Mouse packs for Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kindergarten and Disney's Winnie the Pooh Preschool were also released exclusively in Japan.[4][5]

List of games compatible with the PlayStation Mouse


Notes

  1. ^ This functionality was only present in the Japanese release, titled Backgammon. It was released in PAL territories as Pro Backgammon without Playstation Mouse compatibility.
  2. ^ The compilation includes three titles, two of which are compatible (Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars and Myst) and a third (Road Rash) which is not.
  3. ^ This functionality was only present in the Japanese release, titled Prism Land Story. It was released in PAL territories as Prism Land and in North America as Sorcerer's Maze without Playstation Mouse compatibility.
  4. ^ This functionality was only present in the PAL release.

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