They were fun while they lasted, but the shortcomings of the PlayStation Classic show why the classic console concept has an expiration date.
Nah, i'm betting nintendo will have an N64 classic. Personally, I'd love to see a saturn or dreamcast classic.
I want to see an official Genesis mini from Sega and not that bs from ATGames. And the Genesis Mini should have some secret 32x option inside for that added spice.
It’d be awesome if you could just buy these retro games on PS4 & NS
That would be ideal. But having the option of both just makes sense.
Why? Many of the others have been good, the Nintendo ones for example. Just because Sony puts out a half-assed cash grab, everyone else should stop? That's nonsense.
Because the world believes everything revolves around Sony. If Sony can't have their classic console a success then nobody should. That's the mindset of people.
It should but it won’t
If they would have hit it out of the park, then every one would be saying "we want more". But most of these classic consoles, especially Sony's, have shit game selections, and that's why they sucked.
Says you. Just because Sony dropped the ball on this doesn’t mean people still don’t want to see more of these. What I’d like is one that you could connect online and legally purchase more games for.
That would actually be a great idea and all the major console manufacturers and even third parties could get in on such a system. It would attract the retro gamer market and even those who don't want to invest in old systems but might want to check out some of their games in a convenient format, and companies could sell a handful of them based on various systems if they really wanted to cash in (although I'd love for Sony to make a PS2 one with compatibility with both PS1 and PS2 titles). Sadly that's clearly not the route any of these companies are going for but the first to do it would likely wish they had thought of it sooner.
PS2 classic should be made without a question.
Yeah, but only if Sony puts in the effort. They can make great products. I actually don't think they made the Playstation Classic themselves, but outsourced it for a cheap and easy holiday release. That would explain why the Classic doesn't use an emulator made by Sony or why so many games aren't on there, including first party titles that one would think wouldn't require any licensing hurdles, while many games on there are third party and should have required more hoops to jump through to get. If Sony makes a PS2 Classic or tries again with another one for the PS1 they should actually make it in-house instead of seeking to quickly drop something for a quick buck without having to expend as much effort on their end.
The Playstation Classic isn't a total write-off for me as I did get Tekken 3 (albeit a slower version of it) among other titles, but it definitely could have been much better. More importantly though, I don't think that should mean no one should release classic consoles anymore, and I even think Sony shouldn't write them off entirely either on their end, assuming they've learned from this release. I know for a fact that Sony can make an excellent product. It's just a matter of...doing that.
I can't wait to see what Sony do with the inevitable PS2 Classic Mini.
Speak for yourself, if their were ever a console that needs a "classic" version it's the Dreamcast. My GAWD could it be great!
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