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[Costco] Sony PS1 Classic 99.97 Costco Kitchener

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umadbrah wrote:
Dec 19th, 2018 9:05 pm
I guarantee you if this had a Nintendo logo and at regular price, the RFDers would be eating it up.

At $80 it's not not even that bad. Although I would wait for the $50 pricetag. People complaining that it doesn't have a wall adapter is extremely laughable, yet these same people wouldn't bat an eye to the fact that Nintendo has sold the 3DS without one for a very long time.

It's especially a dumb thing to complain about since almost every outlet brick you buy now has USB ports on it.
Nah man, I'm a Sony fanboy and wouldn't touch this thing even at the reduced price. For God's sake it has a weak game catalogue, runs 50hz games at 60hz which makes it look so wrong, and is priced more than the Nintendo Classics which did most things right. The real problem here isn't the RFD community or a lack of wall adapter I'm afraid. Simply put, garbage is still garbage.
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Plus early 3D games don't age well. Should put more sprite based games like Suikoden II and Final Fantasy Tactics.
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BernardRyder wrote:
Dec 19th, 2018 9:44 pm
Nah man, I'm a Sony fanboy and wouldn't touch this thing even at the reduced price. For God's sake it has a weak game catalogue, runs 50hz games at 60hz which makes it look so wrong, and is priced more than the Nintendo Classics which did most things right. The real problem here isn't the RFD community or a lack of wall adapter I'm afraid. Simply put, garbage is still garbage.
I'm also a sony man through and through, but the underpowered hardware they used for this and literally just using a readily available emulator from retroarch screams of poorly hidden attempt to milk fans like us. At best this would serve as a decent novelty item to put on your shelf, but this is likely the worse option on the market to play ps1 games with. Any smart phone from even the early 2010s can literally play ps1 games with far superior accuracy and power compared to this.
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BernardRyder wrote:
Dec 19th, 2018 9:44 pm
Nah man, I'm a Sony fanboy and wouldn't touch this thing even at the reduced price. For God's sake it has a weak game catalogue, runs 50hz games at 60hz which makes it look so wrong, and is priced more than the Nintendo Classics which did most things right. The real problem here isn't the RFD community or a lack of wall adapter I'm afraid. Simply put, garbage is still garbage.
I think he's right though, if Nintendo produces garbage, enough people will still buy it to justify not cutting the price. Look at 1-2 Switch for example.
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BingoRingo wrote:
Dec 19th, 2018 11:00 pm
I think he's right though, if Nintendo produces garbage, enough people will still buy it to justify not cutting the price. Look at 1-2 Switch for example.
1-2 Switch was a launch game, so I don't know if that's a good comparison. Launch games for any console are often hot garbage as they are trying to get early adopters and might still be working out how to make succesful games on a new console. Look at the PS3 and the early games that used SixAxis controls, barf.
I think Nintendo priced the Classics right. Sure they sold well because of the cuteness and nostalgia factor, but part of the success was the price point.
Nintendo CREATED the current 'Classics' market, all Sony had to do was put a bit more effort into copying them and this would have been a decent buy from retail. Nintendo set a lower price point to begin, and Sony didn't even get that part right. Sorry, its clear to me who is the greedier of the two companies.
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BernardRyder wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 6:52 am
1-2 Switch was a launch game, so I don't know if that's a good comparison. Launch games for any console are often hot garbage as they are trying to get early adopters and might still be working out how to make succesful games on a new console. Look at the PS3 and the early games that used SixAxis controls, barf.
I think Nintendo priced the Classics right. Sure they sold well because of the cuteness and nostalgia factor, but part of the success was the price point.
Nintendo CREATED the current 'Classics' market, all Sony had to do was put a bit more effort into copying them and this would have been a decent buy from retail. Nintendo set a lower price point to begin, and Sony didn't even get that part right. Sorry, its clear to me who is the greedier of the two companies.

You do realize that the playstation classic has more expensive hardware, right? That's obviously going to drive up the manufacturing costs

Let's compare:

PS classic: quad-core ARM Cortex A35, 16GB storage, 1GB DDR3 RAM
SuperNES classic: quad-core ARM Cortex A7, 512 MB storage, 256MB DDR3 RAM

https://www.toradex.com/blog/the-arm-co ... comparison
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"why buy this when you can just blablablablabla Raspberry Pi blablablabla save money blablablabla homebrew emulator."

I'm shocked this thread doesn't have Raspberry Pi mentioned yet...

what I'm sayin is....emulation isn't for everyone.
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umadbrah wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 11:26 am
You do realize that the playstation classic has more expensive hardware, right? That's obviously going to drive up the manufacturing costs

Let's compare:

PS classic: quad-core ARM Cortex A35, 16GB storage, 1GB DDR3 RAM
SuperNES classic: quad-core ARM Cortex A7, 512 MB storage, 256MB DDR3 RAM

https://www.toradex.com/blog/the-arm-co ... comparison
That's fine and dandy, strong hardware. Too bad the interface is butt and some of the games run with refresh rate issues out of the box. And have you forgotten the cost Sony saved on the emulation side? They took freeware stuff to run these things, I'm guessing they saved money there.
Hey, Apple's hardware isn't the best, they're really a GUI and software company. They sell overpriced crap, but the difference is people actually buy it at cost in droves.
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SolitoLoko wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 7:24 pm
$79.97 now
you saw it in the store for 79.97? Which Costco? I will buy one at that price. Ive been debating trying to find 3 to trade at EB.. but at 80$ I would just buy it at Costco.
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umadbrah wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 11:26 am
You do realize that the playstation classic has more expensive hardware, right? That's obviously going to drive up the manufacturing costs

Let's compare:

PS classic: quad-core ARM Cortex A35, 16GB storage, 1GB DDR3 RAM
SuperNES classic: quad-core ARM Cortex A7, 512 MB storage, 256MB DDR3 RAM

https://www.toradex.com/blog/the-arm-co ... comparison
i already tried explaining to them, it is Battlefront 2 all over again. Listen to others, instead of trying themselves (you guys can return them if it sucks,...)
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I'll wait till this thing hits the Dollarama shelves before buying it
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Oh boy, after watching the YouTube reviews, I won’t touch this with a ten foot pole
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ips1177 wrote:
Dec 20th, 2018 7:39 pm
"why buy this when you can just blablablablabla Raspberry Pi blablablabla save money blablablabla homebrew emulator."

I'm shocked this thread doesn't have Raspberry Pi mentioned yet...

what I'm sayin is....emulation isn't for everyone.
ARM is not MIPS, so this *is* emulation.

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