Why The PlayStation Classic Will Ultimately Disappoint You

There's one crucial thing missing from the PlayStation Classic that the SNES Classic has in spades: lasting appeal.

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AspiringProGenji32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Don’t tell me how I should feel Forbes...

darthv7232d ago

I would only be disappointed if I could not get one like the NES/SNES classics (at first) but thankfully Amazon has a big preorder so I was able to with this one.

Thank you Forbes but your concern is no longer warranted.

SuperSonic9132d ago

"What can men do against such reckless hate against the king of gaming?" - King Theoden

Forbes in a hate roll. Wow

Tsar4ever0132d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Good one SuperSonic91, That too was also one of my most memorable quotes in LoTR2,

"The other was "Run ShadowFox , Show us the meaning of Haste"

Kumakai32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

dude. its a dud. and overpriced. you don't even get a power cord. and youre entirely dependent on Sony to decide what handful of games they'll give it before they kill it just like the pstv thing or whatever i don't even remember now. they should have just had the architecture to be backwards compatible or enable an emulator on the ps4 pro.

hilarious how much old games don't matter until its a sony product tho.

Unreal0132d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Please stop comparing this to BC 😂

It is a niche product, very similar to the Nintendo NES mini. You guys really will use anything as ammunition against Sony.

If it doesn't interest you, just move along.

AspiringProGenji32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

If people really wanted to play old games they would do so even in phones. These are more like relic items that people will play for probably an hr and put it to rest.

No one is suddenly caring because it is sony, more like You and the others are taking this way too serious because it is sony lol. Same logic also applies to Nintendo who started this trend. Even sega is doing minis as well

xX-oldboy-Xx32d ago

Kumakai - Old games don't matter when you have new games, they are a nice extra. How good is that?

Sony just continue to embarrass the competitions fanboys, hit after hit after hit.

Take a deep breath and relax, you can be a PlayStation owner - the price ain't so bad these days. Jump in mate - you'll love it.

gravedigger32d ago

This just proves how some members have questionable thinking. This product, like NES and SNES mini, are for nostalgic purpose and for people who want to own this product. It has nothing to do with backwards compatibility.

ninsigma32d ago

Don't get a power cord with the snes mini either but hey, let's just bitch at Sony 🤷‍♂️

notachance32d ago

wow kumakai is fighting the fight

for someone who think this PS1 mini is a bad thing you sure comment a lot on this topic, did it insult your family or something 😂

darthv7232d ago

But... you do get a USB cord for power.

G3ng4r32d ago

@ninsigma Failure propaganda. Google what's included with snes classic and try harder in the future.

ninsigma31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

Hmmm pretty sure I didn't get on with mine. It's powered over USB.

Did a google:

Seems only the US gets a power plug.

What was that about "failure propaganda"??

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rainslacker31d ago

Apparently Forbes assumes that people are so stupid that they're actually looking to this system as some sort of BC solution. If they do, then sure, they'd probably be extremely disappointed.

Luckily most gamers aren't actually idiots, and recognize what this system is, so their actual disappointment will come from this likely being a nostalgic purchase, which will end up being a dust collector like so many of these types of things are.

But its a cool colletible, and if people want it, go for it, but some people in the media really really really really want to find a reason to cast shade on Sony for any and everything, and its becoming more and more idiotic every single day. I thought Spider-Man hate was stupid enough, but this whole, "This mini console is BC" thing is even stupider.

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masterfox32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Man the bhurtness and envy of some is so damn real just because the announce of the Playstation mini, the amount of articles hating the announcement are ridiculous and sad, oh well the only thing I can say Playstation done it again , its mini PS console will be way superior in everything in comparison to the mini NES and mini SNES.

G3ng4r32d ago

Incorrect. 2d sprites as an artform have aged much more gracefully than the primitive 3d visuals of ps1/n64/saturn. That isn't to say I don't love some ps1 games, mere fact. We'll have to see the rest of the collection on offer before we determine whether sony failed to get a couple liscenses or drop the ball completely but ff7, sotn and mgs would be enough for me.. though mgs looks a little less likely for reasons.

kevnb32d ago

I wonder who paid for the negative press.

rainslacker31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

I think the hate towards Sony in general is just becoming increasingly ridiculous and stupid. Its gone well beyond the realm of potentially justifiable criticism to completely stupid logic to try and make them look bad....or worse, try and drive a few hits to the website. I can understand it from fan boys on forums, but the media as of late has been kicking it into overdrive to try and make everything much worse than it really is, or just make up complete BS to try and do the same thing to piggyback on something that may be popular at the moment.

I'm sure everyone here knows about the story of the boy who cried wolf, so I wonder if people realize that the more this goes on, the less and less respect these sites will get from their readers because it just seems all so contrived.

Think of it this way. When I criticize MS, I know a lot of MS fans may not take me seriously because how I'm often critical of them. We as Sony fans don't take a lot of the Xbox fans seriously for the same reason. The same thing will, or kind of already has, happen in the media itself. Case in point, not many takes Kotaku, Polygon, Gamingbolt, or Forbes seriously anymore.

AspiringProGenji32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Lasting appeal? mini consoles for retro games? Lmao

majiebeast32d ago

It will disappoint cause PS1 has so many classics that you cant just pick 20 games, hell you could fill 10 spots with Square Soft games alone.

Universal 0832d ago

Because NES Classic and SNES classic have already? I aint getting fooled 3 times

jznrpg32d ago

I like them , but I only play them with my young children

Stalmaster32d ago

Yep, none of them really have lasting appeal. They're just fun gimmicks, but at $100 not priced accordingly!

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