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3003868
SKU:
6301601
Your price for this item is $59.99

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 3188 reviews

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the $30

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    If it bought this at launch for the $100 I would have felt disappointed but on sale for $30 is well worth this purchase. Look and the list of games and make the decision if there is games you want to replay or like me missed the first time around and want a chance to play some PS classics. The drawbacks is the lack of USB plug that is not supplied, you get a USB cable and HDMI cable but no outlet plug so you need to use one of you own. If your anything like me you likely have one or two laying around but if not its another purchase. Another drawback is the length of controller cable. 6ft was fine back in the day when I would sit in front of a 12" inch TV (how far we have come) but in this day in age sitting that close to a 65" TV just doesn't work so some cable extenders are also a must. Despite its drawbacks I am still happy with the purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Rushed out the door to back on nostalgia

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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
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Flashback to the 90s

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    I’m a 90s kid through and through and when I saw the PlayStation Classic I was hit with a massive wave of nostalgia. I was disappointed when the reviews said it didn’t live up to the hype but when the price dropped from 100 to 60 I had no qualms about getting the system. The system itself is so little and adorable but I was disappointed there was no Crash Bandacoot or Tony Hawk Pro Skater since those were games I played religiously as a kid. I also played a lot of WWF Warzone but no one expected that to be on a classic system lol. I don’t play modern systems/games and the last video game system I owned was a GameCube so I was very rusty playing the original PlayStation but a lot was able to come back to me. Am I dissapointed with the game choices? Sure but I had fun playing Resident Evil, Ridge Racer and Final Fantasy. So far I’m really happy with this system and the nostalgic happy feels it gives me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $30

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    I can't believe Sony originally wanted $100 for this thing, the games just run really bad, there is no other way to describe it. I understand these are late 90's 3D graphics which I can deal with but the games just generally run slower and the controls appear to have input lag. I know there is a big mod scene with this system that makes it much better but some of us just want the system to work well out of the box without having to invest additional time into it. Also not packaging the system with a USB adapter is inexcusable, I tried plugging it into the USB port on my TV and Cable Box and still couldn't get it to power on, an iPhone charging block finally did the trick. That being said the system itself is built well, the controllers also feel solid even if they're lacking the analog sticks. In the end I'll keep it because it looks neat on my shelf and $30 isn't that much but if I ever want to play the games on it I'll need to look elsewhere.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for $20

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Compared to the other mini classic consoles, this was a perfunctory effort by Sony. For starters, DualShocks aren't even used and the cables are rather short. For the games themselves, the PAL version is used for some games like Tekken 3 so the game runs slower and not at 60 fps. Emulation wise, the console runs the open source emulator, PCSX ReARMed. So why the four stars? If you're willing to mod the console (rather simple), it has a lot of potential as an emulation machine. All you need is a USB flash drive (2.0 is better) and you can find instructions on the Internet on how to easily add more games as well as give you the option to use other controllers. So for $20 if you're willing to mod the console a bit, it definitely becomes worth it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent but expected better games

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    It was such a great price I had to buy it. The unit is small but it does come with 2 controllers which is good. I wish the controller cables were a bit longer but they aren't too bad. It was easy to hook up and the UI is decent. I just wish they had a better game selection. However, for the money you can't beat it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    PlayStation classic

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I love the original PlayStation but this one was the worst thing enduring of the classic mini consoles released. Library sucks and it’s the pal version which runs slower. I wouldn’t not have paid the 100 bucks Sony was asking and got this for 30 bucks instead. Built quality is top notch and it’s perfect for hacking and making it better!

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Brings back memories for us old people!

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    I ordered this gift for my husband and he loves it. Due to some of the early reviews, I was nervous about it. But, those reviews are obviously from purchasers who either take gaming way too seriously OR aren’t old enough to remember that this is simply the way these games looked and responded back in the nineties. We bought our first PS1 in 1996 and it was very advanced for the time. Since then, gaming systems have come a long way, making this system seem old and not worth the money. This system is geared towards people over the age of 40 who enjoy the simplicity of putting the smack down on their teenagers who can’t beat their parents at Tekken 3 because the controller doesn’t have toggles. If you are looking for a true throwback, this is it. If you are a young gamer with the latest and greatest, keep walking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but much better if you can grab on sale...

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I had high hope's for this since I played probably 1000+ hours on my original Playstation when I got it in High School and took to college. The selection of games is ok and there were definitely ones that were not included and should have been. The attention to detail is pretty good and it does boot up quickly. The controllers are pretty accurate to the originals. They are USB and I have read you can use a dual shock but I haven't gotten around to trying that yet. There are also ways to "add" games if you search the internet without much trouble so you can add many of the games that should have made it but didn't. Since I grabbed it on sale for $20 I am pleased with my purchase.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Served Modded

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I picked up a PSClassic when Best Buy was selling them $20 a piece. For that price, it was perfect time to mod it. Once you get into modding it, there really aren’t much games the PSClassic can’t play as long as they don’t require the analog sticks. Just make sure you do your research throughly! The idea of the PSClassic was an amazing one but poorly executed with the game choices. I hope this doesn’t deter Sony from the possibility of a mini PS2 and instead maybe they’ll be more choosier of what goes on it. Not to say people, me included, won’t mod it to death. But I think if the game selection id a bit better, people will be more forgiving of it’s shortcomings.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good introduction to PS Library

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    This is a pretty good little emulator. It's very small and lightweight and comes with an HDMI cable. I wish that the controllers had analog sticks, but they are okay, a little small for my hands. I wish it came with a wall adapter for the power cable (USB), but I had one lying around, so it's not a huge deal. The menu is pretty decent. There are some good games, but only 20, and some of the big PS hits like Spyro are absent. If you've never owned or really played a Playstation, this is probably a good way to try it out and see if you like it. If you just want a good retro console and are willing to pay a bit more, the NES or SNES Classic is probably a better choice.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Base Roster is very lacking

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Unless you plan to make adjustments via a mod, this is honestly not worth the money. The base roster, while having a few hits-lacks so many more. And the versions on these are somehow the worse versions with slower framerates. At the very least, mod it to unlock a proper frame rate.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    $100? Meh, $20? Sold!

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    For the initial $100 price tag and with the full lineup being a bit disappointing, I originally dismissed the PS classic as not worth bothering with. Bad reviews further reinforced this when it came out. But for 20 bucks? I figured the hardware alone was worth that. Control sticks would have been appreciated but at least the controllers are good quality. The emulation isn't perfect and the game selection could be better but, again, for $20? I'd say it's worth it at the very least as a collectible. The low price, combined with third party software solutions to some of the system's flaws, makes it easy to give it four stars. If you're not buying it on sale though...meh.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent after some work done

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Device is okay out of the box, but with further research you can easily modify the console to run the games better and all kinds of other tweaks such as editing your games library, adding a USB Wi-FI dongle and enabling Retroarch and many other things. Is an excellent emulation device one this is done.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Mini PSX

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Bought this to satisfied nostalgia craving. Works alright, but after playing a few games, it ended up back in its box. Looking back, it probably wasn't worth the 40 sale price I got it for, but I used a combo of gift cards + rewards, so wasn't too bad in the end. I could only recommend it if it's on a deep sale (like 20) and/or if you really wanted to try one of the 20 preinstalled games.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Potentially great if you know the secret.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    In its intended form the PS Classic was a misfire. Several implementation errors, games I never wanted to play, games I already played with little interest in playing again, and games that were good but aged horribly. But... When the price came down to a mere $20 and hacks figured out how to run any software from the USB power port, it became a whole new machine. Go to the site Arcade Punks and you can obtain emulator packages that give access to the entire PS1 library and THOUSANDS of games from other game systems. This make sit more like a Raspberry Pi in a nice classic case with included controllers. Hard to beat.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    It is a good mini PlayStation. Just wish it had a better selection of games. Sure metal gear and final fantasy are top tier but there are some I never heard of and after playing them I know why. And I don’t like that they used the first gen controller with no analog sticks.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    PlayStation Classic is now a must-buy

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The PlayStation Classic has a great collection of PlayStation One games, perfect for those that want to recapture the feeling of experiencing games like Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, and Final Fantasy VII. At its original price point ($100), I would have told you to stay away from it, but its current $19.99 price is too good to pass up. The package itself has its shortcomings, like the lack of analog sticks on its controllers, the game themselves have not aged as well as the NES and SNES Classics and their pixelated counterparts, but that is not reason enough to keep someone from getting it, especially at such a great price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Blast from the Past!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I was very excited to see Sony going retro with this PS1 classic. The initial price made me hesitant however as I soon learned of the limitations of the system. When BBY did a price drop, it became more likely for me to purchase it. I loved the throw-back design of the system and the games included. It is fun to play some of the old PS1 games, but it is limited only to what is onboard the chip, so if you get bored, what you have is what you got. Overall, could have gotten an emmulator for a cheaper price, but it wouldn't be in this cool form factor. Unless you're a die-hard Playstation fan, it might not make sense for you to get it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Playstation deserved better

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    In terms of hardware, the Playstation Classic mostly hits the mark. The detail of the Playstation unit itself is wonderfully rendered and genuinely worth keeping on display . Even the plug ends of the controllers are similar to the originals. It's too bad the controllers weren't based on the Dual Shock controllers, but I'm guessing that would have added even more cost to this device. As for software, this is where Sony really disappointed most fans. The selection is baffling as it includes games in series with much better sequels and/or games that don't really exemplify the best of the Playstation era. A lot of this is possibly due to licensing and possibly even porting issues, but surely Twisted Metal 2 should have been on this system versus the original (and I don't know anyone who clamored for Battle Arena Toshinden to make an appearance). Some games are even the PAL (pre-HD TV European television standard) version, which run slower and at a slightly different resolution than NTSC (used in North America and Japan). Though I have warmer, fuzzier feelings for the NES, SNES, and forthcoming Genesis classic systems, I absolutely loved the Playstation era. The lackluster nature of the PS Classic really saddens me, especially when it's clear that it's a better system when modded versus stock.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend