With the PlayStation Classic just around the corner, I got to thinking, does anyone actually want this? I know I don't and I'll tell you why.
No. Because it's cool only when Nintendo does.
Pretty much this. There's a huge difference in the quality of the game lineup. The NES and SNES classic had Nintendo's quality AAA titles. Everyone who buys a Nintendo is going to like at least one of Nintendo's titles, because that's what drives sales. Sony relies on a large number of third party titles to fill out there catalog, so there's going to be a huge variation in people's favorite games on playstation. When I look at the game lineup for the Ps1 Classic, I'm interested in the Persona title, and maybe FF7. To me the rest are filler. What would I like to play on Ps1? Army Men Bomberman Breath of FIre Castlevania Chrono Trigger Command & Conquer Darkstone Dead or Alive Descent Double Dragon Dragon Quest Duke Nukem Final Fantasy Grand Theft Auto Harvest Moon Hexen Mega Man Monster Rancher (not sure how they would do this though - it needs music CD's) OverBlood Persona Romance of the Three Kingdoms Shin Megami Tensei Spyro Suikoden Tales of Phantasia Tenchi Muyo Tenchu Tomb Raider Vandal Hearts I recognize that Twisted Metal and Metal Gear were killer apps, but I'm not personally interested in them. The Spyro titles were also killer apps, and back then Spyro was kind of used as Playstation's mascot. Nintendo had Mario, Playstation had Spyro. So it's a little strange they didn't include Spyro. Other than 4 or 5 titles, most of the lineup is filler. Just my opinion.
No, because the game selection sucks for the price. But sure, blame Nintendo because reasons?
Quick, point the finger at Nintendo before they notice!
I know you're being sarcastic, but i actually know a few collectors who want one. They got the Nintendo one's as well.:) Otherwise, I see this being something for the holidays. More likely impulse buys, that get played on Xmas day, then probably forgotten about most of the time afterwards....although I suppose there will be some who play the games on them. I can see some kids without a console maybe having it in the bedroom or something.
"A Whoping $100" $100 is not that much..
It is for whats on offer.
Someone legit broke down cost per game and console and came to a 350 dollar tag for USED items. You’re getting a brand new device with all the games embedded into it for 100 and you still think it’s to much? Sure okay
^^^ Where do they shop to come up with the $350 cost? I sure wouldn't want anything to do with their finances with their shopping skills. The majority of the games on that list can be bought for less than $3 in my country.
Games run between $5-15 on the digital stores....if they're even available. The physical version of about half those games could run between $10-15, with a couple that would clock in around $20. A used system will probably run you about $20-50 depending on the condition, but shipping may drive it up more if you're getting it from Ebay. $350 does seem high, but it's certainly not going to be as low as $100, unless you're willing to shop around at garage sales, in which case, it's possible to maybe get all that and more for half the price....assuming you don't mind an original PS1.
Its actually quite a bargain tbh. Wonder if you'd say that if it was a mega drive mini lol.
@Dragonscale I wouldn't even buy a Mega Drive Mini, I'm not a fan of these mini consoles, I would much rather have classic games re-released on modern consoles and for PC. If I wanted to play Mega Drive games, I would use an emulator or buy the Mega Drive collection on PC / PS4 / Xbox One for £30. It's much better than having another dust collector set up with wires everywhere.
Would rather have these games on my PS4.
The PS1 classics like they have on the PS3
Yes, that would be the most ideal, and it has to be the biggest oversight on Sony's part this gen. Oh well, I'll take what I can get.
Not me. I've already got all of the games I want off the list of 20 (included with the PS Classic) that I want. The others don't interest me.
Then it could be said this product was not developed with you in mind. Or anyone really complaining for that fact. I believe this is targeted more towards individuals that maybe never had the chance to play these games on a classic design. While also designed as a cheap chrismas gift for dad or brother and the like. Just saying.
No. PlayStation fan here and not in the least interested. The selection of games is poor with a total lack of anything that screams "PlayStation" at me. There is no expanded memory or way to store games or even add previously purchased PSOne games from PSN, it is too small to be backwards compatible and lacks a CD drive. The controller is the old, awkward D-Pad version without Dualshock and analogue. It is simply not worth the money unless you are a collector. There are better ways to play your own games, maybe in a grey area of legality, but better ways never the less.
All you did was pretty much just explain why it is only $100. You seem to be after a original Playstation One. I'm not sure your its target audience.
I was excited when this was announced, but I can’t justify buying one after seeing the drab list of games on the machine. PS1 will always hold a special place in my heart. It was the machine I spent my early teens on. The games I owned and played the crap out of, off the top of my head, were Final Fantasy VIII, IX, and VII (in that order) Crash 3, Spyro 2, Pacman World, G Darius, Fighting Force, Driver, Medieval, Megaman 8, Tomb Raider III, Ninja Shadows of Darkness, Gran Turismo 2, Stret Fighter Alpha 3, Tekken 3, Metal Gear Solid, Threads of Fate, Lunar 2, Digimon World 3, Soul Reaver and that’s all I can remember. The sad thing is out of that long list of PS1 games I grew up playing, only Tekken and MGS are there. I has to be a pass for me, but if a few more of the games I love were there, I’d buy it. Also, I never had the crappy PS1 controllers that weren’t the dualshocks. I had 2 dualshocks to go along with it.
I’m getting it. It’s just a novelty item.
Exactly. People are acting like this is some sort of major console being offered to supply people with a BC alternative or something. Its the same thing the Nintendo consoles are....a nice collectible or novelty item, aimed at capturing the holiday impulse buyers penchant for nostalgia. I'd be confused about why Sony is getting so much flack over what this system is, if I didn't know it was because people want some reason to put down Sony. Even the Sony fans talking about this seem to greatly misunderstand what this system is supposed to be. And I have a hard time believing anyone really cares that much about older games, or what this system has to offer, because I didn't see any of them talking up the PSTV, which could do everything that these people say they want from these systems....at least legally. For years, it was disregarded, and now Sony offers this, and people are upset about it? It's competely stupid. If they don't want the PSClassic, but want all this other stuff, GO BUY A PSTV FOR HALF THE PRICE, and get the added benefit of having access to the huge library of great Vita games which they spent years berating as being non-existent or kiddie porn. Even these articles which go on about what it doesn't offer, don't care to mention that there is an option out there to deliver what people actually want. Too bad Sony dropped the Vita though, because for all the people who seemingly want this, there should be a run on those consoles, but, they're going to become harder to get.....except they aren't, because people don't actually care that much.
NO but how’s about backwards compatibility? Oh wait you can’t make money off that.
Backwards compatibility, "ha", says some executive using a dollar bill to light a cigar! I wonder if PS released the next gen console that could go back and play the entire backwards library and sold it for around 500 or 600, how would it sell?! I'd be in for one...
Sure you can. BC implies that the digital version will be made available as well. Those digital titles can still sell. It's why many publishers allow BC on the X1, because it makes available the digital version. It may not be substantial, but I suspect that the people that really care about such things, still buy older games, and not everyone is going to buy the physical copy of them. In other words, there is more money available by allowing BC, than not allowing it, which renders this argument that Sony is only in it for the money false.
most are driven by nostalgia. 1 time plugin and then forgetting about it. i am sure i am not supporting these no-efforts.
No, but to be fair... I don't like any of these classic or mini consoles.
I like them as collectible items. But outside that market, I know they're just nostalgia based impulse buys for the holiday season. The community really makes too big a deal about them IMO. If one isn't a collector, or prone to impulse buys, I can't see why they'd buy any of these consoles just to play older games. There are better, and more robust, and options with more variety for the same price, if not less, and if they aren't already using one, they aren't likely to get one now....except in the cases where maybe they thought they might like to start, and instead of buying this, they look into the options that do exist....such as a fully BC PS3, a PSTV, or just a good ol' PS1/PS2. All options which outside the PS3 cost less than this mini console....sans the games collection of course.
I still have my PS from the 90's as well as my Saturn, nes, snes, gamecube, n64, 3do, turbo graphix 16 duo, atari jaguar, Atari 2600, 5600, 7800, master system, Genesis, 32x, sega cd, ps2, ps3, xbox and x360 in all I have room full of my childhood memories and dreams as half those I never owned as a child because we were poor.
This. I guess today's pro-digital gamer will be talking about his digital library (if half of them exist by then) to his kids/grand kits. Father "Hey son sit let me show you my childhood gaming memories" Son "Where?" Father " Let me log in first, just watch" Yeah...
Props to you my friend.:) I was lucky as a kid. Got my first job at 13, and could buy my own consoles. But even before that, I saved my allowances, and my BDay and Xmas were at the same time of year, so I got more money from relatives, so could often buy them before I had a job. Wasn't uncommon for me to have at least both the 2 major consoles, although TGCD/Duo was by far my favorite. @Ultra I wonder what kids today would think of the PS1 start up sound the first time they hear it. It was pretty epic, especially over a powered speaker system, and much better than what we have today where it's trying to be all transcendental and whatever. When you started up that PS1, you knew you were in for something cool.
Thanks. Ive been on construction jobsites since I was 8 sweeping floors and taking out trash what I didnt do was save money I like the arcade too much lol. My master system is my favorite Ive been hunting a sega sc-3000.
LOL. I wouldn't say I saved any money back in those days. But my first job, I was making about $150-200/wk working weekends as a busboy. Most of that went towards games, or woodworking stuff. By the time I was 16, I had my own business making furniture which I did pretty good at, although the money wasn't consistent because it takes time to make furniture.:)
Shikoku, I worked construction most of my early years too(Dad is a small time developer). Rough, honest and pure times. Rain, I did my fair share of wood work as well during summer school breaks at my godfather's workshop making chairs, tables and small house furniture. All that money though were spend on games and two-stroke bikes. Summer of 94 ,got my SNES and my first Yamaha YZ125. Best times ever.
If it's hackable, has a lot of extra internal storage and get a 50% price cut, then sure I want it. Not buying this overpriced plastic garbage with it's terrible games list otherwise.
Sounds like xbone lol.
So....you're saying you want the PSTV. Not lots of external storage, but it doesn't really take much to actually store these games, and the bigger mem cards are pretty cheap. It's also hackable if you want to add a hard drive.
Yes. I do.
Nope, I still have all my old favourite PS1 games and my PS2 Slim to play them on. All in great condition, this really offers very little for me. I'd say it's a pretty cool gift though for anyone who missed these games the first time around and can stomach the crude graphics but even then with a bit of patience and smart shopping, you could probably buy a PS2 and the good games in that collection for a similar cost and not just be limited to what is stored on the system.
As much as it hurts your feelings I'm sure people do.
They need a ps3 classic... thats the 1 with all the amazing games. Maybe in 2 years
I would if each game were a solid entry, but there is too much filler for the price (the western version).
I kind of like it, but then i don't really invest in the classic consoles. I think it's a pretty good present for a specific type of gamer though.
I was hoping for Legend of Dragoon Medevil stuff like that . It’s cool for a collectors item but some of the games I definitely won’t bother with. Persona 1 is pretty cool . I may cancel my preorder there is some time left . The game selection is odd . It seems they were trying to have different types of games but some of them I don’t even remember hehe. I did partake in many different types of recreational activities in those days so that may be why but some aren’t games you think about when you think PS and that’s disappointing . I will still get it at some point
firstly. this is a nintendo thing. no they don't have the exclusive rights to mini consoles but they kinda owned it by being the first to release more than one their vintage consoles. its like maroon5 going to an eminem show and then suddenly maroon5 has a white guy rap album. when sony does it, it feels like they are just ripping off nintendos idea. speaking of rip offs, the price also sucks. coming in at almost double the nintendo consoles with half the games. and lastly the games that it comes with (and you can't change or update them later) don't have nearly as much sentimental value and nostalgia as the nintendo classics. just my opinions of course.
I personally don't need one, since my Playstation 1 still works without problem.
Yes I am interested.
I have the Nintendo minis and I love them. If I can have this like the NES minis then I would pick one up that just happen to fall off the truck. Because that list of games is absolutely terrible. Sony really missed the mark when they were putting the games together for this. I'm actually wondering if hacking this would be even worth it considering I'm hearing it doesn't have the duel analog sticks.
2 of those games on there will give you more playtime than the entire library of the other classic consoles. Is the list perfect? Absolutely not. Is it a decent deal? Yes, it is. The bottom line is, there's alot of people that will enjoy it, and those that dont, dont have to purchase it. I would have like to have seen einhander, brave fencer, more shooters, star gladiators, etc. But the list is not bad.
Nope. No thanks.
The lineup is lacking in both quality and quantity, i was at least hoping for some Suikoden and Tomba
Resident Evil 3, Tenchu, Legend of Dragoon, Gran Turismo 2 (licensing aside, I can dream lol), Legacy of Kain, Crash, Parappa the Rapper, no TONY HAWK 2? God damn. Should have had Street Fighter Alpha 3. Dino Crisis! Parasite Eve, Silent Hill, Klonoa, Driver, Spider Man, Tomb Raider. Ugh. No one is walking by, seeing that on a shelf and going "OH SHIT! Jumping Flash and Intelligent Qube! I need this right now."
PS3 plays psone games and does it better.
I wish the game selection was better, but I'll take what I can get. I was sold with Tekken 3, as that never got re-released last gen. It's strange that in spite of being a huge PlayStation guy even back in the late 90s, I've never heard of a few of these games, and there's a sizeable portion that I've never played personally, but I guess that also means I'll have something new to experience so I count that as a positive. I just wish more games I remember made it onto this device.
I might buy it so I can play Persona 1.
nope cancelled my pre order as soon as i realized i have basically all the games still on my orig psone,i also own lots of them on my ps3 via the store and looks like modding it will be non existant. its gonna be a bit of a white elephant methinks!. chrono cross or soul edge and i would have kept my pre order.
I'll only buy it after it becomes hackable to add any game I want to it. If that doesn't happen, then I'll probably never buy one.
I do thank you.
Unless it's on sale or for collector value no I am not getting it after the games Sony listed that were built into the system. But I will keep an eye out if it's possible to hack the console and add games to it then I might snag one.
The PS1 was kind of in a weird zone... Most of the games look awful.
I................... don't. I want PS1 and PS2 games on PS4. Is it so hard, Sony?
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