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Sony - PlayStation Classic Console

Model: 3003868SKU: 6301601

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 1407 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony PlayStation Classic

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    Chocobo
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    The first thing I noticed was how much thought only put into the packaging. Sony presented this system as its own console with traditional two box packaging (internal box and outer display box) with exposed serial number. Complete with an instruction manual, necessary cables (HDMI and Power) and two controllers, I felt as if I was really unboxing a quality, independent console. The hardware is simple, impressive and makes sense. The two included Sony USB controllers are of quality. The console itself is very small and light. Set up was fast and simple. Sony created this console with a user dashboard which makes game selection and setting up your internal memory cards easy. I believe that the included games will either make or break this purchase for the individual buyer. For me personally this purchase was worth it due to the fact that I think that metal gear solid, final fantasy 7, Tekken 3, Syphon Filter and resident evil were some of the greatest games of this generation. Sure it would’ve been nice if Resident Evil 2, Mortal Kombat 4, Grand Turismo and Digimon World and Armored Core were included, but that’s just me. Best Buy had slashed the price of these consoles to $40 each. I bought two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the new price

    Posted
    mazdaboi
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    I originally pre-ordered this system, never opened it, watched the initial reviews and honestly returned it (unopened) seeing the price was going to drop eventually. Its a 3 star product at $99. The recent price drop to $59 is why I gave it a 4 star. now onto the device, super happy with the platform, its OPEN system OS allows for expansion and already people have hacked the system to play games off a USB. Out of the box, this is great for kids and a flash back on when the PS was a big hit. I already have the NES and SNES that I play with my kids, this one will be re-purchased at the lower price point to enjoy with the kids and my child hood games. reason for no 5 stars is lack of AC plug (not that we need it, plenty of us all have them, or plug the USB into side of TV like I do with NES and SNES, but still include the $5 item), and there are numerous games not included in the release of the system. (Crash bandicoot, Gran Turismo, Parappa the Rapper, etc) I wanted more games on it. overall I think its a solid 3.5/5 stars. Recommend for anyone who wants a flashback game night, something for the kids to play with/family game night, or a game collector.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice little classic console

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    Nick
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    I knew what I was getting into when buying it. We all knew the game line up, we all knew it wasn't going to have rumble or analog sticks so no-one can complain about that if they bought it (you can easily see that from the box art). Overall they did a great job on making it look like a mini (though I do find myself wanting to open the cd lid at times). I was happy with the game line up about 60% of the games I like are there (you are just not going please everyone 100% of the time). I knew of the DS controller not having joysticks, but I never knew how "hard" it is to play these older games without it. Yet like I said I knew it didn't have it going into it. Only 2 issues I have with it was I felt Twisted Metal had some latency issues with the controls (or it could have just been not what I remembered) Also it didn't come with a power adapter. You spend $100 and they couldn't include a $1 adapter (though it stated that on the box)? I gave it 4 stars because it was what I expected and the games ran perfectly except for TM (I think). Nothing really surprised me out of the box or upset me that I didn't already know before buying it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the $30

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    Benrichards35
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flashback to the 90s

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    Kali
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Price

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    evenmonkeys
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    I picked this up on a whim knowing that I wasn't too terribly interested in the line-up of games. However, a few of the games are definitely on my list of favorites. Most of the people who have a negative view of this system are comparing this specific system to something else that already exists. And the issue with that is that you either have to compare it to something that you're using illegally, or you are trying to compare it to something that cost a lot more money overall. And we're not just talking a lot more money. We're talking way way more money. Purchasing this system, you're getting an insanely inexpensive gaming system with a preset library of 20 great games. Back when this was in its prime, this whole package would have cost you more than $1000. This is going to be a great solution for not just my boring nights, but my friend and family get togethers and my traveling. For $100, I am very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Brings back memories for us old people!

    Posted
    Jenn
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blast from the Past!

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    ds1527
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    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the new price, with a catch.

    Posted
    Haybud
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    I purchased this device with the intention of just having as a collectors item. What made me finally bite the bullet and buy it after many terrible reviews was the price dropping to $40. At that cost, I find the device has enough value with the collection of games. I would however suggest that you try connecting another USB controller to the device and pressing Select+Triangle while in the game to bring up the developer menu. In here, you can change the games region from AUTO to NTSC. This fixes the issue of the 50hz game play and returns it to 60hz. Drastically enhances the game play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice retro trip, could have been better

    Posted
    Grumpius
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    For what it is this retro console is solid although not worth the full price. The games on it are half of the better games I would expect and then the rest are sort of a slog of exclusives that no one really wanted. Assuming you are excited to play at least some of the included games then this gets the job done just fine. It was a miss in terms of not having more of the iconic games fans would have wanted and the controller not having dual analog sticks is shocking and affects some of these games which used to require having the original dual analog controller. Having a better overall game selection and actual analog sticks would have made this a 5 star purchase for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expected more

    Posted
    JMoney
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    What better way to relive your childhood than the PS1? Graphics are as expected— same as when they came out. Pretty disappointed with the selection of games. With the current selection I’d give it a 3 star rating because there are only a few I used to play and we had TONs I’d PS1 games. However, these are made so you can add games to a USB. Once you add the games you “already own ;)” from a USB drive... that may or may not have been bought online... it’s awesome. You “may” be able to fine USB drives online with 50-100 of your favorite titles. The additional titles you can “find” makes it a 5 star. So, overall it’s a 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PlayStation Classic has arrived

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    VgrVideoGameReviews
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    The Sony PlayStation Classic Edition has arrived! This thing comes packed with games like Resident Evil Directors Cut, a game so terrifying it utterly screams to be played. And it also comes preloaded with Metal Gear Solid, the one and the only Metal Gear that is the tactical espionage legendary game. Or maybe your feeling up for hitting the slopes In coolboarders 2 where you can trick out for some maximum pointage. Discover all of the 20 pre installed games and decide for yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bit of nostalgia for original PS1 owners

    Posted
    Jayme
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    This item is mostly for those who owned the original Playstation One back during its original release. The graphics and framerates are rough for those who never played the games in their original condition, however for those who want a trip down memory lane this is a great nostalgic console! I do wish there was an option to pay for additional games as the list is hit or miss based on your personal interests. For example I am a big JRPG fan and while they have Final Fantasy VII and Wild Arms, they are missing a lot of other PS1 classics such as Xenogears, Suikoden 1 and 2, Final Fantasy VIII and XI, The Legend of Dragoon, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blast from the past

    Posted
    CCoffee
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    Best Buy had a really good price on this, $29 I think. Some people complain about it being bad but I have played most of the games on it and I don't see any real problems. The audio could be a bit better but it doesn't really detract from the games too much in my opinion. The only game I think I noticed it at all was FF7, but I played that originally on PC with a proper Yamaha GS soundcard which always sounded better than the PS1 version anyway. All in all, at $29 I think it is totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for bringing back memories 90's

    Posted
    Cutler12
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    First off, the Playstation Classic isn't as bad as people on Youtube make it out to be. Yes some of the games run on PAL and not NTSC which in turn makes those PAL games play at 50 fps. But my biggest complaint is not having the dual analog stick controller for the games. Don't get me wrong, the original playstation controllers are nice and buttons seem nice but I would've like the dual analog sticks. Thats why I couldn't give it 5 out of 5 stars. Everything else about the Sony Playstation Classic is nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could have been better.

    Posted
    Mike
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    I thought the design of the hardware was excellent. I thought they did just as good of a job as Nintendo did with their classics. But Sony has 2 things that go against them here. First is that the generation of games that came on that console didn't age well at all. Second, most of the games they put on it were not the games that really defined that console's legacy. However there are some games that make it worth the purchase as long as you are paying for the current $59 price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    awesome mini nostalgic piece of tech

    Posted
    SolidSnake
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    This mini system is awesome. However it could have had a much better line up of games. Even though I love having it in my collection. If you can pick one up for cheap definitely do. People may bash it but form your own opinion. The quality of the case and controllers are top notch and it is a perfect replication of the psx. I've got a huge television though so I wish cables were longer. To remedy that I did get a Bluetooth dongle so I can use all my controllers with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    techieguy
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    I hesitated buying this console when it was first released based on the initial reviews. At the $30 price tag, though, I feel that alone is worth the price of metal gear solid and few other games while still having the console for nostalgia purposes. It's not perfect and there are graphic issues but you can't go wrong with the discounted price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for lovers of nostalgia

    Posted
    Swilkins89
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    This is a great console with a few good select games. I do, however, wish there was either a different selection, or a way to maybe update the system to get new games. Out of the 20 games on there, we may have played 6 or 7 of the games. There are other systems of the same type that are less expensive that come with more games. I do however love the nostalgia and they kept the games the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I wish it came with more games

    Posted
    JAF30
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    You will need a power brick for the USB cable that provides power, I wish they would have included one. Add that I would have loved a slightly different set of games. But for how easy this is to set up and the fact you can store save points via the internal memory and you get two playstation dual shock controllers that connect via USB for the price. It is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend