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PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:20 am
by bmoc
Sony is releasing a PlayStation Classic console similar to the NES and SNES Classic.

https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explo ... n-classic/

It will retail for $99.99 and features 20 games including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash, and Wild Arms. The full list of games has yet to be revealed.

A few places are already taking preorders:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-plays ... Id=6301601
https://www.gamestop.com/consoles/plays ... sic/168643

PS1 is probably my favorite console of all time. I have way more PS1 games than anything else. This is really tempting even though I likely have most of the games. I wonder if it will have some of the pricier RPGs like Tales of Destiny, the Personas, and Suikoden II.

Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take to hack this thing? :lol:


EDIT: Full North American list of games

Battle Arena Toshinden
Cool Boarders 2
Destruction Derby
Final Fantasy VII
Grand Theft Auto
Intelligent Qube
Jumping Flash
Metal Gear Solid
Mr Driller
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Rayman
Resident Evil Director’s Cut
Revelations: Persona
Ridge Racer Type 4
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Syphon Filter
Tekken 3
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
Twisted Metal
Wild Arms

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:01 am
by casterofdreams
In exactly one day.

I was chatting about this on Slack: the PS1 mini doesn’t have a huge impact to me personally because we had a PS1 mini in many forms for years.

The PSP was a portable PS1 which was superseded by the VITA. The the VITA variant, PS VITA TV was a console you can hook up and can play VITA, PSP, and PS1 games right on the TV. Don’t forget the PS3 as well.

I wish that they would release the rad screen attachment that came out at the end of the PS1’s life. That was super cool at the time.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:53 am
by fastbilly1
No dualshocks, and I bet it is hacked within 24 hours and users are able to easily upload new isos within a month.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:03 am
by bmoc
fastbilly1 wrote:No dualshocks, and I bet it is hacked within 24 hours and users are able to easily upload new isos within a month.

Looks like the controller ports are USB. If wired PS3/PS4 controllers don't work out of the box, I bet they can be hacked in.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:22 pm
by Tanooki
I'm tempted, but at the same time now I'm in a position where I'll need to daisy chain an HDMI switcher box. I've got 9 slots, 8 are filled, and I'm getting my N64 upgraded so it's loaded already.

I'd like to know more first of the whole library and what all is going on with it including the mystery door in back. I currently use a PSOne+LCD combo and it has no screen lag issues, softens up those harsh PS jaggies nicely, and it's easily carried about, plus it is like like this mini about the same size smaller than the original model. There would have to be some kind of valued trade off to make me buy this as it came out, later, or not at all.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:40 pm
by Reprise
Its hacking potential probably isn't as great as the NES and SNES Mini. Disc isos are far larger than cartridge roms, ranging between about 300mb and 700mb in size. Then there's multi disc games like FFVII. I bet any money this thing is shipped with 16gb (or 32gb max) of on board flash storage, significantly limiting the number of games you can fit on the device if it is hacked.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:49 pm
by samsonlonghair
I'm not too concerned about storage. Hackers will work out external USB storage sooner or later no doubt.

You know what's got me scratching my chin? The controller connection. The photos on Sony's website show standard USB connectors when unplugged, and fat PS1-style connectors when plugged in. I wonder how that works. Maybe it's just in the mock-up, or maybe there's a purely cosmetic dongle that makes the USB connectors look like PS1 connectors. This is the kind of question that keeps me awake at night.

Anyway, I'm sure we can rule out Ape Escape as a bundled game! :lol:

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:53 pm
by isiolia
samsonlonghair wrote:You know what's got me scratching my chin? The controller connection. The photos on Sony's website show standard USB connectors when unplugged, and fat PS1-style connectors when plugged in. I wonder how that works. Maybe it's just in the mock-up, or maybe there's a purely cosmetic dongle that makes the USB connectors look like PS1 connectors. This is the kind of question that keeps me awake at night.


Looks to me like it's just cosmetic. A wider piece of plastic with a USB plug coming out - the illustration on the manual shows that, so I assume that'd be accurate.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:22 pm
by Blu
This is a wait and see for me. I love the original PlayStation, but it lacking Dual Shocks is somewhat a bummer. The initial game list does look good though.

Re: PlayStation Classic

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:45 pm
by Tanooki
I agree on the wait and see, it's what I'll do.

My PSOne+LCD suits me, it has no lag issues a normal TV does, and is softens stuff up nice but not too much masking the jaggies which pure clean HDMI would horribly expose. The fact games I care for likely won't even be on it anyway due to licensing is a huge let down.

The thing that has me is that rear port under the snap. It makes you wonder if they'll try and make it a one up game on Nintendo, open to added stuff.