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PlayStation Classic DEALS THREAD (Currently $20 @ Target)


#31 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14101 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 01:30 PM

I picked one up at BB on 7/3 when it was $24.99, as I had a $5 reward.

Just chatted with a rep, and they credited me $5.44 since the pricedrop today.  



#32 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14101 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

An I reading correctly that the PS Classic doesn't come with a power cable? What does it take, USB to Micro USB? Info I'm seeing is a bit unclear.

It comes with the USB cable for power, but you have to supply your own power brick.  Most any cell phone bricks work, or there's several options on Amazon.  (I got this one:  https://www.amazon.c...=gateway&sr=8-3 )



#33 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12519 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:08 PM

I have a feeling $20 was the magic price for a lot of people, though I can see this going cheaper now.  Either way, picked one up from Target with 5% off Red Card discount.



#34 cbulas1   John 3:16 CAGiversary!   1040 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:42 PM

This was my buy price as well!  I ordered one from BBY with free shipping.



#35 Lumas101  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:52 PM

https://www.amazon.c...KIKX0DER&sr=1-1
Best Flash Drive for this.


Let's say I've never hacked/modded anything before. Is this pretty straightforward, or should I buy one of the pre-installed USBs I'm seeing on Amazon?

#36 billyliberty   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   87 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

Let's say I've never hacked/modded anything before. Is this pretty straightforward, or should I buy one of the pre-installed USBs I'm seeing on Amazon?

It's extremely simple and I wouldn't buy a pre-installed flash drive as it *is* so easy to do. 



#37 Lumas101  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

It's extremely simple and I wouldn't buy a pre-installed flash drive as it *is* so easy to do.


Fair enough. Went ahead and placed an order for the USB. $35 total for the system and USB seems worth it.

#38 stringycupps1  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 04:52 PM

Let's say I've never hacked/modded anything before. Is this pretty straightforward, or should I buy one of the pre-installed USBs I'm seeing on Amazon?

Depends on what you already have and what your time is worth.  You'll need to get the ROMs you want to play yourself.  If you already have all of them, you can just hack it yourself in a few mins.  For me, it was worth it to pay $50 for someone else to do the work.  The 128GB USB stick they gave me was a quality $20 one so I paid $30 to not spend all of my time downloading everything.  That was worth it to me.



#39 mdm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:43 PM

Well I caved, gonna be kicking myself when it's $10 in a couple weeks



#40 Twisted Metal  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:58 PM

My store only had 3 left when I bought mine this morning. It will probably stay at $19.99 for a while and then drop to $14.99 as the last push out the door. All the Targets around me are out of stock and ship to store is the only option left.



#41 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7175 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:00 PM

Yeah, I think $20 was most people's sweet spot, so if we see any price drops below this, I doubt they will last long.



#42 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13855 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:10 PM

A part of me was debating getting it to mod at 20, but man the lack of Dualshock support just turns me off from it.



#43 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1484 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:26 PM

https://www.amazon.c...KIKX0DER&sr=1-1
Best Flash Drive for this.


3.0 can be hit or miss unless you do the bleem sync kernel update or power mod. I stick to 2.0.

Buy a 8bitdo adapter and use a ps4 controller!

#44 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1484 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:28 PM

A part of me was debating getting it to mod at 20, but man the lack of Dualshock support just turns me off from it.



Got a ds4?

#45 Twisted Metal  

Twisted Metal

Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:31 PM

Got a ds4?

Are you telling me that I can play Gran Turismo 1 with a DS4?



#46 humbug43  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:31 PM

Damn did you guys see the 75" TCL 4k Tv for $400, wish I wasn't broke.




So it was a glitch. TV is up for 400 off not 400 for the tv.

#47 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13855 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:34 PM

Got a ds4?

I Do, but don't want to spend more than $20 on the thing as a whole.



#48 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   2728 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:41 PM

I have too many other ways to play PS1 games and other classic systems.   If I didn't have options, I'd probably have easily caved in at this price point.



#49 Gore   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   546 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:55 PM

Okay, I'll make an order at $20.



#50 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3438 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:56 PM

worth the 20$ being able to finally play a lot of the missing PS games from my childhood through hacking this will be great. 



#51 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2384 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:22 PM

Highly recommend this at $20, and no I'm not a Sony employee.



#52 Stridix   IT"S OVER 9000!!! CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:36 PM

How much stock do they still have?  All these retailers just can't seem to get rid of them.



#53 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1484 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:06 PM

Are you telling me that I can play Gran Turismo 1 with a DS4?

yeah, buy a 8bitdo ps adapter for $20. or if you install retroarch you can use it wired.



#54 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1484 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:14 PM

I Do, but don't want to spend more than $20 on the thing as a whole.

i understand. 20 for the classic, 10/15 for power adapter. $8-10 for 2.0 usb

 

using a ds4 wireless need 8bitdo ps adapter, 20.  (works with autobleem)

 

those old ps2 to usb adapters work aswell, ds3 etc. (in retroarch)



#55 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   14351 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 08:47 PM

Well I caved, gonna be kicking myself when it's $10 in a couple weeks

I think you're safe; this is the rock bottom price without some sort of coupon exploiting.



#56 Gore   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   546 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:09 PM

This only plays PS type games? (after autobleem)

Just curious.

i understand. 20 for the classic, 10/15 for power adapter. $8-10 for 2.0 usb

 

using a ds4 wireless need 8bitdo ps adapter, 20.  (works with autobleem)

 

those old ps2 to usb adapters work aswell, ds3 etc. (in retroarch)

That seems like a lot.



#57 Oregon   CAG Collector CAGiversary!   2206 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:32 PM

Well I caved, gonna be kicking myself when it's $10 in a couple weeks


Totally could happen but you wont be the only one. Ordered with 5$ rz cert.

#58 Dr0p119   Chief Red Thunder CAGiversary!   1484 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:59 PM

This only plays PS type games? (after autobleem)

Just curious.

That seems like a lot.

autobleem handles ps games yes, get a bundle w/ retroarch and you can play almost everything.

 


atari

coleco

mame

neo geo

turbografx 16

turbografx cd

supergrafx

gameboy

gameboy color

gameboy advance

nintendo ds ( need analog controller)

nes

snes

sega

sega 32x

sega cd

virtual boy (lol)

psp

 

most people already have a 2.0 usb laying around, and or a 5v 2a or 5v 2.4a usb wall charger.



#59 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6883 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2019 - 10:00 PM

"endless hours of gaming fun"

Yeesh, even its marketing tag lines are crappy.

The sad part is that they're actually right about the "endless hours of gaming fun."  Except that it's a do it yourself project.

 

Here's how this will go:

You'll ask for adjustment, theyll say no. Then you'll say you'll just return all of these and then rebuy them for $20...from Best Buy. Either they stop being stupid and agree to adjust, or you place your BB order and start the Target return process.

I actually ordered three of these from Best Buy this morning when I saw it hit Slickdeals just in case they don't want to do the adjustments on the Target Classics.  Either way, three of them are for relatives, and the other three are going back.  OK, I might keep one as a backup...unless I can't get the adjustment.

 

An I reading correctly that the PS Classic doesn't come with a power cable? What does it take, USB to Micro USB? Info I'm seeing is a bit unclear.

It comes with a USB cable.  You just need to get a 5 volt AC adapter which you probably already have from your cell phone.  If not, they're cheap.  I saw a bunch of them for $5 each at Kroger over the weekend on the phone accessories carousel.

 

To all - the only reason these aren't sold out yet as of 6:04 EST is that people are too dumbstruck by Prime Day to figure out that this thing is the best deal of the day.



#60 postaboy   OLD SKOOL CAGER CAGiversary!   1980 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:58 AM

3.0 can be hit or miss unless you do the bleem sync kernel update or power mod. I stick to 2.0.

Buy a 8bitdo adapter and use a ps4 controller!

This. Don’t buy the 128gb. It won’t work out of the box unless you do a little kernel update or power mod. Plus 128GB is overkilled. If you have more than 80 PS1 Image files in your stick the PSC will likely crash / shutdown on you randomly. I’ll save you the trouble and time and stick with a 64 GB 2.0. Get this one - SanDisk 64GB Cruzer FIT USB 2.0 Flash Mini Thumb Pen Drive SDCZ33-064G. Best stick for it.