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Sony - PlayStation Classic Console

Model: 3003868SKU: 6301601

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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 1500 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best $40 I spent for a Raspberry Pi Alternative

    Posted
    Will
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    Originally when I first saw the PS Classic, I was excited to see Sony stepping up to the classic console scene. Once I saw the price tag and games that were coming for it, I easily backed away. I did some research on this console and saw the potential it has in the modding scene and decided to wait for a price drop. $39.99 was the sweet spot for me and picked it up over the weekend. Once I got RetroArch and BleemSync working on it, I was able to upload additional PS1 games and other emulators on it such as Gameboy Advanced, SNES, and Genesis. I highly recommend picking this up now as a cheap and great alternative to a Raspberry Pi 3B+. If you're not looking into modding the console, then I really can't recommend it since some of the games on the main PS Classic boot use the PAL (Europe) version, which doesn't sit well with our NTSC TVs/Monitors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings Back Memories

    Posted
    Dpnash420
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    I read a fair amount of negative reviews on the PS Classic as far as graphics and the controls go and I can understand. Since the gaming list had about 5 games I grew up with and loved and the price dropped from $100 to $80, I had to give it a shot. I've always been a Final Fantasy 7 Fan and honestly if that is all that was on here I'd say it was worth the money. The graphics and controls are all the same as I remembered. I'm primarily playing FF7 for now, but I've messed around with a few other games and found that Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil are just as they used to be. Twisted Metal was the only game that I found to be really lagging on the controls. This was the perfect buy for me as I have a lot of history with many of these titles. If that is the case with you, then it is a must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little device

    Posted
    Victoria
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    The PS one was one of my first ever consoles, that my brother was not invited to use haha. I heard many people say that this classic console is missing some of the best games during its time. I can agree that there are games that could have been added to this, over others that are actually on the device, but I love final fantasy VII. The fact this little thing has FFVII on it is what makes this a solid purchase for me. I also love how tiny it is, similar to the other classic consoles that have come out. I appreciate Sony making an effort to create this. Not everyone has the same nostalgia I have for FFVII, but if you like a few games on this device then why not buy it? I am personally happy with my purchase, and if you have nostalgia for a game on the PS classic then go ahead and treat yo self!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mini Console

    Posted
    TechJunkie
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    After all the negative videos on YouTube spouting awful emulation and game selection I was nicely surprised. First of all I think it's a great game list - a nice mix of blockbusters and gems that may have passed you by back in the day. I'd never played Intelligent Qube before and now I'm addicted! I would replace Rainbow Six with something decent in a perfect world, however. Emulation is also excellent for the most part - the only game with noticeable issues so far is Ridge Racer - it turns on the tunnel audio reverb at random times - it's really quite annoying. There are also framerate issues but overall it's still a smooth, very playable experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like mine

    Posted
    mayes213
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    I know everyone is complaining about this little system but I like mine. I had an original PlayStation back in the day and spent countless hours on it. Sure this retro console could use some better games but it’s worth the price to me just for Resident Evil, Rayman, Tekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. The PAL versions of most of the games work fine on my older Samsung 1080p tv. I do notice some slow down on my newer Samsung 4K tv but I turned on Game mode and it seemed to clear up most if not all of it. I think it’s fun using the original controller as well. Sure Sony could have done better but I don’t think it’s as bad as some people are leading on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Retro System with Hours of Fun

    Posted
    Silvaggio
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    I was on the fence, I have digital copies of many Playstation Classic games on a PS Network account which only works on a PS3.. I purchased a PS3 for the sole purpose of playing these games, but, was left desiring more. I returned this system for that system then returned that to re-obtain this. Owning some copies of games that are not present on this system I was pleased to find a way to play backup copies of my already owned games within this device. This little system is great. A+ Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    E3 pick up

    Posted
    Joesr
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    I actually bought this the week before E3. So when the price dropped for the E3 sale, Bestbuy matched the new price. ;) I didn't really buy this for the games already on it but for the mod that is also out there that supports more games. I use a PS3 controller with a Bluetooth adaptor, a multiusb adaptor (to use a flash drive with the other games and to use a controller ports to play with others). It is fun to show my kids how games looked when I was their age. Also fun to play Final Fantasy Tactics and Ogre Battle on the big screen. ;p

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, flash back

    Posted
    CreatureMunsters
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    For the first, time, i finally own, the, very first PlayStation grey box. Not thee original, but, it's very close enough. This honestly is, worth it. The games are just as they where, from the 90's. When i came home to play it, the first game i played was, Tekken 3. I used to play this game every time, i went to the mall, with my pockets full of quaters, & it was amazing, when i was playing Tekken 3, i didn't have to keep pooring quaters into the game, for when i lost. I know right! All you have to do is press start, & boom won th match. Anyway, great classic game's great come back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great take on the classic!

    Posted
    Cowgirlup3232
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    I honestly was a little skeptical when this was first announced but being a game lover I couldn’t turn down getting it. I was actually very impressed with the way they did the system. It’s small easy to move around and doesn’t take much space. The games they choose for the system are nice too but of course there is always room for debate on that. I personally would have liked to see FF8 included but for the price you get a lot of the good titles. I would recommend it if you want to feel nostalgic and remember your childhood.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much throw back fun!!!

    Posted
    CabinInTheWoods
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    Want to feel young again? The first Play station came out when I was in college, so this thing is super nostalgic for me!! Full size controllers, yes younget 2 of them and a bunch of games pre-loaded? Well, I bought it for Cool Boarders 2, which is one of my all time favorite video game series, so I really enjoy this little unit! It should come with a USB plug, but whop doesn’t have 6 or 7 of those kicking around?? Great buy and lots of entertainment packed into this thing. Get one!!! You’ll love it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I bought the 1st PS. Now my son can play too.

    Posted
    Dolly
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    It's good to share with my son they beginning of true console playing. He made fun of some of the games because of how all they obviously are... But we both enjoyed hours with a few good ones included with the classic... teken, resident evil and grand theft auto was hilarious because it doesn't compare to what the game is now.. but it's fun to see how the game was in its infancy...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't deserve the bad rap

    Posted
    Michael
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    The stock games are not as bad as people make it out to be. Is it missing some great classic titles? Absolutely. Does it have great titles to keep you happy? Absolutely. Are there ways to make this better to add games you wish were included? Absolutely. It's not hard to improve on what Sony has provided, it just takes a small investment in time to do it. For the price it is at now, why not give it a shot?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 for the Collection!

    Posted
    Niko23
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    Everyone giving this console low ratings are right in the gaming perspective. I haven’t opened it for that same purpose because it might not be worth as a gaming console along side the Nintendo ones, BUT as a collectors item -the reason I bought it- it’s perfect! For the discounted price of $60 yeah sure buy it if you want but at $100 for the games itself.. it’s a no for me. 5 stars for the addition to my collection but 1 star for its console capabilities.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blast from the Past.. then maybe not!

    Posted
    theBBGuy
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    Bought this so that we can play during the Christmas holidays. The only bad part about this is the games that come with it. Not a lot of good game titles though. Titles like crash bandicoot, die hard, etc are not in this console :( So we pulled the original PS1 out and played it instead. I wouldn't buy it for $99.99, but now that the price has lowered to $59.99 :) I bet this console would sell tons if the included game titles are good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOt it for cheap

    Posted
    Onionknight
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    If you got it for cheap on the recent sale then you made a fine purchase. Patience was key for this one.. as this thing pretty much sucks on it owns, but with a little youtube search you can learn on how to hack it and unlock the 60hz option for the console. You can also mod it and add more games, again youtube is your friend here. For $20 this thing is worth having.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny and very wired

    Posted
    AnaMatopoeia
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    My 4-year old daughter loves playing these games with my husband, but we run in to issues with the fact that the controllers are wired. She gets wrapped up and tugs the console off the entertainment center frequently. Overall, though, this is great for our nostalgia and is fun for the little one too. The console is TINY and does not work with any existing Playstation games you might have still kicking around from the 90s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia all over again

    Posted
    Teejaye1100
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    This is a great throwback console with limited games. It has been updated with current connection specs. They have some good classic PS One games that come preinstalled. It would have been nice to see a massive library instead of the limited selection. Overall, this will bring many people memories and fun game times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great with hacks and lower price

    Posted
    trevor
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    The new low price makes this a great buy. There are some solid games on this console and they all run fine. Maybe if you are a super purist you'll find faults with the emulation but it is fine for most people. The best part though is the hacking scene for this thing. Load any games you want to it from lots of different systems with ease. I'm having lots of fun with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Complete garbage, unless you do this

    Posted
    MichaelGTDriver
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    I waited and waited for this to drop because I've read all the reviews of Sonys lazy game line up and emulation. It's terrible. But now since it's been cracked and modified it's a amazing thing to own especially if you still have all your original PS1 games! (No you cant play discs) its $39 now. Get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this PS Classic

    Posted
    RSD737
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    I know most of the initial reviews were luke warm, but with the option to add more games without actually modding the system... this retro Playstation Classic is living up to the hype for me. Check out BleemSync for the Playstation Classic and you won't regret picking up this unit now at $59... It's a steal!!

    I would recommend this to a friend