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playstation classic 39.99 newegg..(if anyone actually wants one)


#31 NeoStrider   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:38 PM

bought it, $40 not a bad price basically for 2 controllers and a HDMI cable, and like most people planning to use it for emulation anyway



#32 gmsick   $50,000... CASH!!! CAGiversary!   1457 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:47 PM

I'll get one eventually. Hopefully it does get cheaper

#33 redman77   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   177 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:35 PM

$40 is a pretty good deal if you want to play more than just what comes on the console. I'm using mine as a PS1 Shmups machine. Heck, many PS1 shmup discs go for $80+. Being able to load a thumb drive with every PS1 shmup and easily play them on a modern TV is pretty cool, and a cheap, easy option to play these great games. Will grab a couple more as backups when the price drops to $30.



#34 john718   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

Even to hack it and play emulators is a waste of money...my hacked Xboxes, PSP and Vita can do that already.

#35 john718   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   197 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:49 PM

$40 is a pretty good deal if you want to play more than just what comes on the console. I'm using mine as a PS1 Shmups machine. Heck, many PS1 shmup discs go for $80+. Being able to load a thumb drive with every PS1 shmup and easily play them on a modern TV is pretty cool, and a cheap, easy option to play these great games. Will grab a couple more as backups when the price drops to $30.


As backups?...like wouldn't have any other machine that can emulate those games?...lol

#36 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6474 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:47 AM

I picked up the PlayStation Classic that I ordered from Walmart today, and so far, I like it.  It's smaller than one of the controllers that it came with, and the whole thing about it not coming with a power plug is overblown in my opinion.  A USB cord is included in the box, so I used a USB plug from an old cell phone charger that I already had.  Easy peasy.

 

That said, I've been watching YouTube tutorials to figure out how to jazz it up.  Obviously, I won't go into detail about that.  But, other than figuring out how to format a USB drive to FAT32, it hasn't been that bad.  I'll be completely honest and say that I haven't bothered playing the 20 games that are already pre-loaded because of the whole PAL versions vs. NTSC versions debate, but I would say that Mr. Driller and Revelations: Persona are the only games on it that I would actually care about.  Neither of those requires a lot of speed, but I can see why people would be upset about playing a game like Ridge Racer Type 4 at a slower speed.  And, it would be nice if the controllers were wireless and had the analog sticks on them, but it really isn't a bad little device.  It does what it's supposed to do.  So, for $40, I don't feel like I got ripped off.

 

If I just needed a small system to plug in and play some old games if I was going on vacation or a weekend trip, it would do the trick.  There are people who will buy this thing to put it on a shelf with their other PlayStation crap, there are people who will buy it to marvel at how cool it is to have a little box that will let them play some old games without much effort, and there are people who like doing techie stuff with a device like this who will be excited when they finally succeed.  And, no one else will care.  



#37 humbug43  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:48 AM

Target near me has them for 99.99 Haha.

#38 srac84  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:18 PM

If ps5 is actually backwards compatible with all discs ps1-ps4 like it’s being rumored then all this will be useless it’ll be the only console to own lol

#39 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6444 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 12:59 PM

If ps5 is actually backwards compatible with all discs ps1-ps4 like it’s being rumored then all this will be useless it’ll be the only console to own lol


Seems odd to compare a ~$400 hypothetical console that would require ownship of a disc vs a $40 emulation machine.

#40 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1799 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:39 PM

Seems odd to compare a ~$400 hypothetical console that would require ownship of a disc vs a $40 emulation machine.

Yeah, many of the arguments for better options have melted away as the price has gone down.  If you are willing to do some mod work this is a great option, two controllers, a slick case, cables ... it costs quite a bit more for Raspberry Pi options to get a decent controller (or two since the Classic has two), cables and a quality case.  When I've made Pis for friends the cost is somewhere in the range of $100 with one decent SNES style controller.  I'm actually getting close to wanting to pick one up to load with the PSX games I enjoy (which almost none are on it to start with).



#41 NeoStrider   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:06 PM

$40 is a pretty good deal if you want to play more than just what comes on the console. I'm using mine as a PS1 Shmups machine. Heck, many PS1 shmup discs go for $80+. Being able to load a thumb drive with every PS1 shmup and easily play them on a modern TV is pretty cool, and a cheap, easy option to play these great games. Will grab a couple more as backups when the price drops to $30.

 

yup, I'll pick up some more if it goes lower, did that with the PS TV too and looking at the ebay prices now I'm really glad I did



#42 gthirst   Esper CAGiversary!   1236 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:14 PM

I might actually pick one of these up and throw it in an Airbnb room I just started renting out in a unit I own.  For the price, it can't really hurt.  I'd do a SNES or NES classic, but even though those are just as shitty as this they sell out CUz NinTENdO



#43 NeoStrider   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   418 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:22 PM

Yeah, many of the arguments for better options have melted away as the price has gone down.  If you are willing to do some mod work this is a great option, two controllers, a slick case, cables ... it costs quite a bit more for Raspberry Pi options to get a decent controller (or two since the Classic has two), cables and a quality case.  When I've made Pis for friends the cost is somewhere in the range of $100 with one decent SNES style controller.  I'm actually getting close to wanting to pick one up to load with the PSX games I enjoy (which almost none are on it to start with).

yeah first it was the price, the games, the emulation, etc, the goalpost will be moved again if this hits $20, cause most of the time the detractors never had any intention of buying something no matter what



#44 Nephilim_BC  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:34 PM

 I'd do a SNES or NES classic, but even though those are just as shitty as this they sell out CUz NinTENdO

can you repeat that for the people in the back?



#45 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14088 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:48 PM

If ps5 is actually backwards compatible with all discs ps1-ps4 like it’s being rumored then all this will be useless it’ll be the only console to own lol

If that's true, they would automatically win next gen on library alone. I'd finally have one place to play all those PS+ games and my physical copies. The dream. . .



#46 bigtime26   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 03:52 PM

If ps5 is actually backwards compatible with all discs ps1-ps4 like it’s being rumored then all this will be useless it’ll be the only console to own lol


I'm no expert on these things, but I may have found the PS fanboy in the thread.

#47 srac84  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

I'm no expert on these things, but I may have found the PS fanboy in the thread.


Not a fan boy but thanks for the dumb comment ... not an expert but think I found the idiot in the thread 😂😂😂😂🤣

#48 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:17 PM

I might actually pick one of these up and throw it in an Airbnb room I just started renting out in a unit I own.  For the price, it can't really hurt.  I'd do a SNES or NES classic, but even though those are just as shitty as this they sell out CUz NinTENdO

Are you high?



#49 ec91762  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 05:42 PM

Hey guys, maybe someone could help me. So i completely missed the PS1 and PS2 era  on gaming. The game I've been dying to play is Silent Hill, can this thing be hacked  to play it? Been trying to look this info up but i cant seem to find any. Thanks guys!



#50 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   1997 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 06:08 PM

Hey guys, maybe someone could help me. So i completely missed the PS1 and PS2 era  on gaming. The game I've been dying to play is Silent Hill, can this thing be hacked  to play it? Been trying to look this info up but i cant seem to find any. Thanks guys!

Yes. 

https://www.reddit.c...stationClassic/



#51 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14064 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

I think the retailer that drops these to $20 will be the one to finally flush out their inventory.  Seems to be the magical "buy in" price for most.  I'm definitely waiting on another drop or two.



#52 bigtime26   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 07:49 PM

Not a fan boy but thanks for the dumb comment ... not an expert but think I found the idiot in the thread 😂😂😂😂🤣


Nice use of emojis. I can generally gauge the intelligence of a poster by the use of them. Gold star for you, special guy.

#53 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:53 AM

Hey guys, maybe someone could help me. So i completely missed the PS1 and PS2 era  on gaming. The game I've been dying to play is Silent Hill, can this thing be hacked  to play it? Been trying to look this info up but i cant seem to find any. Thanks guys!

Google search "PlayStation Classic USB Ready" and download the 32gb or 64gb files loaded with games (I think Silent Hill is one of the games, not positive) and copy them to a USB 2.0 flash drive and plug it into the PSC and play, that's it.  No modding of the system, it's all on the flash drive.

 

 

Edit:  You can also just download the files without any games, and just add your own.

Edit 2: I meant Google search "PlayStation Classic USB Ready".



#54 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1912 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:56 AM

I thinkj the retailer that drops these to $20 will be the one to finally flush out their inventory.  Seems to be the magical "buy in" price for most.  I'm definitely waiting on another drop or two.

Get it now. Look what happened to the PS TV. 



#55 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14064 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:54 PM

Get it now. Look what happened to the PS TV. 

Eh, I don't think those two are inherently the same.  There's gotta be way more units of PlayStation Classic than there ever were PSTV.  

Plus, that hacking scene really got good *after* those things were long clearanced out, and that drove demand way up on them.



#56 Boss   [Removed by Admin] CAGiversary!   1997 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:56 PM

I think the retailer that drops these to $20 will be the one to finally flush out their inventory.  Seems to be the magical "buy in" price for most.  I'm definitely waiting on another drop or two.

Amazon already cleared their stock (Amazon US).



#57 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14088 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

Amazon already cleared their stock (Amazon US).

Probably sent back or wholesaled to Best Buy. :lol:



#58 jdawgg76   RIP Stan the Man CAGiversary!   4887 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

Haven't really been paying attention so this may be old news, but it looks like Target and Best Buy have had a price drop on this to $40.



#59 humbug43  

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:28 PM

My local target has it for 99.99

I laugh hard when I seen a giant stack of them sitting on a shelf.

#60 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2269 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:46 PM

They have to do that. Sony hasn't pushed an "official" price drop yet and by law you can only have stuff on sale for a certain amount of time in some places.