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Sony - PlayStation Classic Console

Model: 3003868SKU: 6301601

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 1194 reviews

66%
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Rushed out the door to back on nostalgia

    Posted
    da1writer
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    As a PlayStation owner of all their devices, the Classic was going to be an awesome addition, maybe even replace my original PS1 - sadly it was rushed out the door in a very poor state. While the SNES Classic and NES Classic were not completely perfect, they worked well enough for all to enjoy with features a plenty and a library that defined the platform - the PS1 Classic was the complete opposite. With a selection of games that were only half good on the PS1 Classic, too many factors brought even those in question. Some PS1 titles were European versions that run badly and the emulation used for all titles made everything run even worse. The features available are lackluster and the only thing that saves this device is the hacking community but the initial purchase price is too much right now. $100, no. $60, no. $20 - $40 - it's the only time you should even contemplate picking this up. I returned mine after watching Digital Foundry's video review and other PS1 Classic reviews - this device is just not up to snuff and rushed to market to meet Christmas buyers not aware.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Oh really fool

    Posted
    JSon
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    I'm glad I got this " Playstation thing" for a lower price. It is not very good at all. This does not bode well with me. The games lag, the soundtracks lag, the controllers are a joke. If you stretch the screen on the TV you get a odd over lap effect once in a while. I know there is not much that can be done graphic wise. There are much better options to play these games. Requiring the original game, a PS1 or PS2 with a certain HDMI converter (that came out a few months ago) works WAY better. Also the PS3 is good too, even if the game is downloaded. Best Buy should carry a converter as such... I feel Sony wants to kill retro gaming by putting this out. I hope they do not bother with a PS2 classic. Perhaps just perhaps they will make it up in the near future with a fully backwards compatible system...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad...But misses the Charm!

    Posted
    Jwillowood
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    The Playstation Classic is a decent little plug and play retro console, but it does have a few issues. For starters the game selection is decent but not perfect for every Final Fantasy VII and Super Puzzle Fighter there is a Cool Boarders game and slowed down versions of GTA (due to it being the European version of the game.). The cable to power on the system can't just plug into the TV it requires a plug, considering that the NES and SNES Classics can both work plugged into the TV it's really comes across as a let down. I would only recommend this if you can tolerate these issues and are a die hard Playstation fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Software Department Dropped the Ball HARD

    Posted
    Sung
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    First impression: Awesome looking system. I was impressed that they accurately mirrored the original PlayStation design, Buttons are nice touch. Controller feels like the original controller. Just awesome. But the problem begins with the software side and that’s where they dropped the ball HARD. Where’s Crash? Tomb Raider? Wipeout? Colony Wars? Tony Hawk? Castlevania? Gran Turismo!? Medal of Honor? Street Fighter Alpha? There are just so many great games that defined PSX that are not included in this system. Instead, make way for Destruction Derby, poor port of PC game Rainbow Six, GTA, Super Puzzle Fighter, Mr. Driller, Revelations, Jumping Flash, and Intelligent Cube. Those games certainly did NOT define PSX. This system could have been SO much better. I just hope Sony listens before they release their next mini console.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    Posted
    Karissa
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    When I pre-ordered this I was super excited; but now that I have received it I am pretty disappointed. I read all of the descriptions before buying to find out all of the information I could before ordering one but all of the information was very vague and didn’t include a full list of the preloaded games so I assumed it would be close to the original just smaller; As a die hard original PlayStation fan I was expecting the super popular games to be preloaded on it like crash bandicoot, frogger, and such and come to find out it does not and the console can only play the 20 preloaded games you cannot play the original discs and you can’t download any other games. Super disappointing

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Final Fantasy VII is the only reason to get this

    Posted
    thatguycj
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    When I first heard the news that the PS Classic was coming out, I immediately went online to preorder not even knowing the 15 other games that would be on it, but for me...Final Fantasy VII was enough. And..honestly...that was enough for me to buy it. It's been fun playing it again as it feels just like how it felt playing on the PS1 20 some years ago. The other games just did not age well at all. i'm sure I may play Resident Evil...I tried Tekken 3 and was done really quickly...the rest of the games I have no interest in reliving. I was hoping for a Mortal Kombat addition, but nope... Anyhow, is it worth $100 for FFVII? For me it was...but I doubt it will for many others.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Big Mistake.

    Posted
    Steve
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    Huge Playstation fan but this thing is horrible at $100. At $50 it might be reasonable. The games are pretty weak in terms of titles. They had such a large library to choose from and this is what I got. The conversion of the games look horrible. I know it's an old console. But just look at the games. It's even worse than the originals. From what I read they took the PAL conversion, which is why it looks even worse. Skip this and go for the NES/SNES Mini/Classic. Extremely disappointed with Sony and their obvious cash grab. They just became the Goldman Sachs of classic/retro gaming aka they ruined it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia... Worse than we remember.

    Posted
    Retrogames
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    The original Playstation was a console filled with great games, innovative tech, and a lot of memories. This 'classic' system may look and feel like a miniature sized PlayStation, but that is all the more it can be. The game list contains mostly terrible games. Remember that classic Snowboarding game on PS1? Me Either. The PS classic is a novelty, and is something that should stay on a shelf. If you're expecting to relive those glory days on the 90's, buy a ps1,ps2, or ps3 and buy the games at a local retro store. Don't waste your money on this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    a bit of a let down

    Posted
    Justfv
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    This could have been much better. The design is cool, the controllers are good quality. It has Intelligent Qube, One of my favorite games! and abes oddesy! It was fun to play those, however Abe's Oddysee was remastered (to perfection) for the PS4 so it's not worth playing on here. If IQ had a remaster I would not have bought this. The controller cords are rather short, tho I suppose you could use a USB extension cable. It doesn't come with a power adapter which is ridiculous! All in all unless you see a game on here that you love and have no other means of playing, this isn't worth getting.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Smooth
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    I love the new mini version of Nintendo’s classic consoles and hoping for an N64 version. Sony say them flying off the shelves and attempted to try to do the same, but forgot which games sold so many systems! They even resorted to lowering the price 40 dollars right after Xmas. Luckily I had not opened mine and returned it. One bright note is their are people out there that figured a pretty simple way to add games using a jump drive. I’ll likely pick one up again now that they are cheaper just for collecting, but if you want to play your favorites you’ll need to add something.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    Gary
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    Pre-ordered this and was very disappointed after receiving the final product. Seems like Sony wanted to just make quick money in the vein of Nintendo's classic consoles, but their product was poorly executed. Pretty much in-line with all of the critical online reviews you may have read. PAL games play terrible, none of the games seem to load efficiently, poor game save implementation, and questionable game selection. Disappointed especially after paying full price, then having the price dropped 40% only a month after release.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lame

    Posted
    cdc2601
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    This product was totally rushed to cash in on the success Nintendo has had with their classic systems. Sony should have taken more time and released this in 2019 which would have been the 25th anniversary of the system. This one sucks! Many of the games don't hold up well. There is noticeable lag with some as well. And it doesn't even come with an AC plug. Really?! Skip this purchase!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what was expected....

    Posted
    RosmoovE
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    There were so many other games that should have been on this classic system. Picture quality is horrible on some of the games. Does not come with a power block (just a usb). Looks just like the first PS, great details, but what is inside the system could have been a lot better...if u want retro gaming, go with the classic Nintendo series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as cool as other Mini Systems

    Posted
    CollectorChris
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    This makes an attempt to allow gamers to relive the classic PS1, unfortunately it falls short with a strange game line up, and subpar emulation. Most of the games included are from the PAL territory and will run 20% slower than the USA versions that they should of used. Sony moves forward and not backwards, therefore do not care about their legacy. The mediocrity of this system is proof of that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sony...you had ONE job !!

    Posted
    ClassicNES
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    These retro classic consoles are great! However, this one is not. It has a terrible selection of games. Period. Many of these games are the 'Roms' from other DVD encoded regions, like the european PAL format. So some of these games run at a lower refresh rate than American TVs.... This console is awful, and it should only be sold for about $30-40.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ps Classic

    Posted
    Edgegordon
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    Playstation Classic is a great platform if your looking to play FF7 or Metal Gear solid, wild Arms, syphon Filter or Resident Evil. The remainder of the games lag and show the poor quality of the console. It needs a better library to stand up to Nintendo. At least its open source so it makes moding the console easy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A neat idea but badly executed

    Posted
    Thunderbrain
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    This cool looking classic retro console is such a missed opportunity for Sony. I'd say they messed up pretty much everything with it except the outside look so i only recommend it if you want to display it and nothing else because even the emulation is not as smooth as running on a PC or other retro devices you can build yourself for less.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Posted
    Mark
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    Could have been so amazing. If you want to get for a collection that’s cool. Graphics are terrible. Really wanted to like this even with the crappy lagging Europe versions. No ac adapter. Not something you would normaly get from Sony. Returned to Best Buy with great customer service. Will buy if they somehow went down to 40 bucks. Maybe

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the $100

    Posted
    Cahristy
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    I purchased this item looking to dive back to my childhood gaming but was greatly disappointed upon opening the box. First off the controllers do not come with thumb sticks so it makes some of the games really hard to play. It just feels like a cheap knock off you can find at a swapmeet. You're better off buying the nintendo retro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lazy and disappointing.

    Posted
    Drew
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    9 games are PAL versions and will never run at the proper frame rate. The machine is built well and does what it says it will. Some of the games are pricey on the retro market, so if you're looking to play some more expensive titles this is a great way, but be aware this is a lazy cash-in by Sony and is overall a disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend