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[Pre-Order] PlayStation Classic Console $149 + Delivery @ JB Hi-Fi

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Preorder Live For PlayStation Classic Console at JBHIFI
Prices at $149

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  • +109 votes

    RRP is not a bargain

    • -43 votes

      sorry new user here

    • +6 votes

      Is this the same for $600 @ eBay ;)

    • +3 votes

      I guess if you consider each games prices on the playstation store, you would consider this a bargain. FF VII is $14.95, wild arms is $7.55. avg = ~$11.50 *20 = $230

      So even if its rrp at $149 its still cheaper than buying on PS store.

      • +3 votes

        Up to you if trying to rationalise the cost. Your assumption is to purchase that 20 games. The console with games has its own pricing hence should be treated as one product hence it is RRP not bargain.

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        I guess if you consider each games prices on the playstation store, you would consider this a bargain.

        Your bargain standards would be quite low if that's the case.

      • +2 votes

        My retropi thinks your playstation store ia funny

    • +8 votes

      Couldn't give a (profanity).
      I don't even know what games will be on this. My ps3 can play any ps1 games, as can my ps2.
      But I just bought it because nostalgia!
      (I'm an idiot but all of what i said is true)

    • +1 vote

      Yep agreed. It's just the RRP.

      No real evidence at this time that stock will be limited or anything of that nature other than basing it of the NES Classic from two years earlier which was a different companies product and a company known to have supply chain restraints in the past. After the NES Mini the SNES Mini didn't end up having the same issues either.

      We also don't know the game lineup.

    • +1 vote

      Value to some people, a large minority

      But a bargain this is not

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      It will be a bargain once they sell out to scalpers and are selling for $400 on ebay :P

    • +2 votes

      You're lucky this isn't a Nintendo "classic" deal. You'd get down voted for pointing out that RRP isn't a bargain.

  • +27 votes

    We don’t even know the full list of games on it.

  • +2 votes

    thanks for the great deal dude

  • +7 votes

    Ive still got mine in the loft. :) old skool.

  • +10 votes

    And doesn't include an AC adaptor?

  • -2 votes

    Good to see Sony copying Nintendo.

    • +7 votes

      Atari and SNK were long before Nintendo at releasing a mini retro console (or whatever we’re calling these things).

      • -2 votes

        True. But, you think the success of Nintendo's efforts didn't sway Sony to do the same, no?

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        Jakks Pacific released Namco, Atari, Mortal Kombat, Capcom, EA Sports plugnplay compilations followed by Sega by Radica.

        If there's something funny, it's that everyone is copying some random company like Jakks Pacific.

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      Nintendo were probably inspired by the success of RetroPie.

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      Do your research

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        Good luck finding an article saying Sony decides to follow through after the huge success of Nintendo's releases.

        Open your mind.

  • +3 votes

    I'll pre-order just in case… might cancel later on depending on the games included. Wonder if these will sell out, I'm guessing they probably will.

  • +1 vote

    Awesome, wanted one just for the fun, thanks mate for posting it!

    • +1 vote

      Was in the forums section hours ago.
      You see rrp is not a bargain so correctly I assumed the forums were the best place for them.

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    Here we go

  • +3 votes

    Someone selling this for $600 @ eBay :D ;)

  • +23 votes

    I'm just waiting for the N64 classic to come out.

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      I wonder if there are patent issues with SGI on that one?

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      I had a Nintendo 64 growing up and I loved it, but I have next to zero interest in a mini. A lot of early 3D games aged so poorly, I feel like trying to go back and play them now, with that controller and button layout, would be a nightmare.

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        A lot of the classics are on the 3ds too, and slightly better, like the couple Zeldas.

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        Every single game's graphics on that system aged poorly. Yes, PS1 games have aged better.

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          The graphics in most games of that era aged poorly, but I could get over that. My biggest issue is that was the era when game devs were still trying to work out how to move characters in 3D space, and you ended up with a lot of non-standard, strange control schemes. Camera buttons on the N64, tank controls with fixed cameras on a lot of Japanese games etc.

        • +1 vote

          @asubtleviolence:

          The tank controls and fixed cameras was intentional. Resident Evil's mansion replicated the security camera point of view. The tank controls were needed to ensure when the perspective changed, you don't return back to the previous screen. When games got away from fixed cameras, they dropped the tank controls.

          The N64 would not have needed C buttons if they had an extra stick. That controller was bad, but it was a pioneering effort so it got a pass for that.

          The graphics in most games of that era aged poorly, but I could get over that.

          The 2D games on PS1 aged very well, and if they were prerendered they looked better than SNES/Megadrive. The 3D games, not as much. On N64, you got nothing but 3D, and most games had the same art style. They all aged poorly.

          If you want examples of PS1 games that have aged well, look at Squaresoft's games: FF7-9, Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana, Saga Frontier 2, Parasite Eve 1-2. They used either a combination of 3D and 2D, or all 2D. And Square had talented artists back then. These games still look great in 2018. I can't say a single N64 game looked good even in 2002.

  • +1 vote

    Only 5 out of the 20 Games has been confirmed so far:

    Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

    Source: PlayStation Blog

  • +1 vote

    $149? Yikes. What the heck is wild arms and jumping flash anyway? Must have missed those!

  • +1 vote

    Anyone think Amazon will release these?

  • +3 votes

    i still got some modchips for these..

  • +4 votes

    I have an original Playstation somewhere. I imagine its worth about $1.49.

    Edit: Got Tekken 3, RR Type 4 and FFVII too.

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      I threw out my modded PS1, but I still have two PS2s that can play PS1 games. And both are modded.

      Still I think I will get this. But it would be nice to know what the games are first.

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    dumb question but, do these require the old ps2 disc, or can we use the ps3 or ps4 games? backwards comparable? (or in this case forwards compatible?)

  • +2 votes

    Where is jv and where are the forums?

  • +1 vote

    FYI Based on the announcement video, games seem to run at their native resolution. This may be a deal breaker to some people.

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      Of course they are, otherwise they would have had to individually remaster every included game.

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        Some emulators (and these mini consoles are just official emulators) can render games at a higher than original resolution.

        Higher resolution doesn't add additional detail to models or increase the resolution of textures or other stuff that an HD remake would but many people do find it a worthwhile feature to go from 240p to 480p at the very least.

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          They will render at 240p, but output at higher than that. They would have to. HDMI does not support 240p. It would be upscaled.

          Get a Framemeister if you want to run them at HD at still look good.

          When you uprez with an emulator, you are not doing pure emulation, and things can happen, such as artifacts and glitches. Most of the 2D games will look a lot worse when you run in a higher than native resolution, especially if they introduce filtering or edge enhancement which some poor remasters from Square Enix have done (see Chrono Trigger and FF9 on PC).

          Even on PS2 and PS3, they run at native resolution. To run them in higher resolution would require QC of every game to ensure there are no unintended visual glitches and this is just too much work. Pure emulation ensures you get the same experience as native hardware and it doesn't become a support nightmare. Those who want to play in high res can emulate on PC. I've never liked the results though.

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      What res do NES mini and SNES mini games run at?

  • +1 vote

    Still got my PS2 with swap magic all I need. PS1 was meh

    • +1 vote

      I still have an original fat ps3 with backwards compatibility of ps2 and ps1 games, but ill still buy this :)

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        I have one of those too. I paid $700 USD to import it from Canada to ensure I got the 60GB full BC. The PAL region only does semi hardware BC. They have 1 of the 2 PS2 chips.

        I only played a grand total of 2 or 3 PS2 games on it, and 0 PS1 games. But I still wanted to have it just in case…

        I'll be buying a PS1 classic. But probably won't play anything on it.

    • +1 vote

      Grab a freemcboot memory card off ebay for like $10 and you don't need swap magic.
      Games load much faster off an SSD via the 3rd party sata adapter.

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        But PS1 games don’t run natively using Freemcboot.

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          True, but I was referring to PS2 games. They said PS1 was 'meh' anyway.
          A real playstation 2, or hardware-backwards-compatible playstation 3 is still the best way to play a lot of PS2 games, because pcsx2 is inaccurate.
          And one of the first things to die on a PS2, is the DVD drive. So it's highly worth doing the SSD setup imo. The game I'm playing right now has a lot of loading screens within each level of up to 10 seconds using the DVD, reduced to about 3 with this setup.

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          @idonotknowwhy: I think I'm going to look into that.

          Will it work on Slim PS2s as well or only fat?

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