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[Costco] Sony PS1 Classic 99.97 Costco Kitchener

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Just have a look at the reviews online/youtube. This thing is a dud.

A wasted opportunity by Sony and for the retro fans. This thing basically sucks. PAL versions of games, bad frame rates, game selection is lacking, etc.

They will fire sale this thing in the spring since it's not selling. I'd wait if you actually wanted one.
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JackWhyte wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 6:00 pm
These things are dead in the water, and just gathering serious dust, and I could see them at $79.99 real soon.

Too bad I wouldn't buy this junk system + junk games for even $50. Sony has no freaking clue and probably thought they could milk the games with a "Version 2" next year. :facepalm:

Yeah, it's a shame because this could have been a hot commodity had the execution been perfect. I absolutely love the mini design, but the lack of quality games and laggy graphics just soiled its reputation. Watched a Youtube video of somebody making one with a 3D printer, and a lot more playable games.
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Hackers are breathing life into this DOA device... That is the only appealing aspect and I may get one during the fire sale for tinkering...
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You can trade 3 games at ebgames to get this.
(Ps4, xbox one or switch) each with $10 trade value or
More.

I assume they have too much inventory
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escape1975 wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 5:29 pm
SNES has better graphics than this :)

I mean not 3d stuff, but side scrollers looks better now than looking at these awful 3d voodoo graphics :)
Actually the SNES Classic Mini does indeed have better graphics and does a better job playing PSone games than the PlayStation Classic.

Check out the video of a hacked SNES Classic Mini running PSX games and doing a much better job at it than the PlayStation Classic.

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If Sony made too many of this it will end up like the $30 PSTV clearance, or worse, $2 Steamlink.

Sony could have shucked the PSTV and put it in a PS1 case and it would be 10x better than this.
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Tonberry wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 4:32 pm
Can this be easily modded? SNES mini was ultra easy
Even easier. Plug in a USB keyboard, hit Escape and you're in. BUT if you have an Nvidia Shield, it uses the same emulator that this does but it is 100X better because of the Tegra 1 chip (among other things). Yeah, might wait a bit and pick one up when they go on fire sale clearance...
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fjanicki wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 5:01 pm
Isn't this like a 25 year old console?
Worse than that.

Its a newly made smaller console that emulates the old one.

It basically have no value for collector or players since you can emulate the PS1 on anything nowadays.
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NavieM wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 3:27 pm
Lol I’ll wait till it’s 49.99 and grab one. I see stacks and stacks at Walmart that no one is buying
Don't buy it. It looks absolutely terrible. What a disaster.

I was so excited and they release complete garbage.
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3D games without an analog controller stick - lack of dual shock killed this thing unless it was loaded with games. Well the 20 games are okay-ish but it's missing a ton of what made it so successful. And somehow they also screwed up and included the PAL region games here so it runs even choppier than it originally did... For those that want to get it Just to hack it, just skip this and get a PS Vita - you can play (almost) all PS1 classics on that.
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Nov 30, 2014
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Wow.. the system is still priced at 129.99 at EB. If the trade 3 for free holds on $10 min games.. a game will be bumped to $43 in credit!
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cashinstinct wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 6:55 pm
You can trade 3 games at ebgames to get this.
(Ps4, xbox one or switch) each with $10 trade value or
More.

I assume they have too much inventory
Can you trade 3 for the PS Classic and then return the PS Classic and use the credit towards something else? Has anyone tried this?
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According to some of youtubers , the emulators did better job than this console, so not worth, recently I played the winning eleven J-League on my nVidia Shield tv console and to be honest, I cannot stand the picture quality.
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phumanchu3xgb wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 10:20 pm
Wow.. the system is still priced at 129.99 at EB. If the trade 3 for free holds on $10 min games.. a game will be bumped to $43 in credit!
Or they might reduce the price to $79.99 just for this specific promo
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rui wrote:
Dec 19th, 2018 1:38 pm
According to some of youtubers , the emulators did better job than this console, so not worth, recently I played the winning eleven J-League on my nVidia Shield tv console and to be honest, I cannot stand the picture quality.
Hold up. This thread needs to expound on this point.

Does the NVidia Shield streamed gaming feature produce horrific video quality? Inquiring minds.

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