out of stock PlayStation Classic Console $39.93 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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If still interested in a Classic console for under $40, Amazon Global Store has it for $39.83 $39.93 with free delivery from the US if you have Prime (+$15.81 without).
Amazon AU currently has it listed @ $57.

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    You know, it’s not that bad. At $40 it is a steal.

    • +7 votes

      With a decent sized USB drive and Autobleem it's pretty good. Just a real shame they didn't include dual-shock controllers…playing some PSone era games with the crappy digital pad is pretty underwhelming (if even possible).

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        What do you miss besides vibration without Dual-shock?

      • -7 votes

        imagine wanting dual shock controllers for a console that launched with no dual shock

        • +5 votes

          Imagine wanting an i7-2600k for a system that launched with no i7-2600k

        • +2 votes

          Copied and pasted list of games that support it:

          Ace Combat 2 &
          Ape Escape
          Armored Trooper Votoms (Japan)
          Asteroids
          Atari Anniversary Edition Redux
          Atari Collection 2 (Paperboy, RoadBlasters, Marble Madness)
          Bogey Dead 6 (Japan as Sidewinder / Europe as Raging Skies), released at the same time as the Analog Joystick
          Centipede
          Car & Driver Grand Tour Racing '98
          Choro Q Jet: Rainbow Wings (Japan)
          Colony Wars (Series, but not Red Sun)
          Cyberia
          Descent and Descent Maximum
          Digital Glider Airman (Japan)
          Elemental Gearbolt
          EOS: Edge of Skyhigh (Japan)
          Formula 1 97 (known as Formula 1 Championship Edition in United States and Canada)
          Galaxian 3 (Japan & Europe)
          Gunship
          Independence Day
          Macross Digital Mission VF-X (Japan)
          Macross Digital Mission VF-X 2 (Japan)
          MDK
          MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat
          Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Midway Collection 2 (used in Blaster)
          Missile Command
          Namco Museum Vol. 4 (Assault and Assault Plus only)
          Newman / Haas Racing
          Project Gaiairy (Japan)
          Rise 2: Resurrection
          R/C Stunt Copter
          Shadow Master
          Sidewinder 2
          Slamscape
          Steel Reign
          The Need for Speed (supports digital mode only)[4]
          Treasures of the Deep
          Vehicle Cavalier (Japan)
          Vigilante 8
          Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom
          Wing Over 2
          Zero Pilot (Japan)

      • +2 votes

        The d-pad on the original (and playstation in general) was the best I ever used. Never liked their approach to the analog sticks, that's where xbox won out. It all came down to the fact that where the dpad is on the PS is the priority spot, and xbox swapped it round.

        • +1 vote

          I agree. The PS D-pad spot is much better for 8 and 16 bit games.

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            @Stoz: Yeah the PS dpad was always the best for fighting games, platformers and Tony Hawk for example. Once I got an Xbox I have never enjoyed using the PS controller for games like FPS which are analog stick focussed.

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          I hate the xbox left analogue stick location. It makes sense. But i hate it all the same

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        Did you know about the Bluetooth adapters you can get to use your dualshock 4 controller instead? I got the mini NES a few weeks ago and I ended up getting one of those adapters. They're about $25 or so, so not super cheap, but they work great. You can use other controllers also, but I have only tried the DS4.

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    How about the warranty?

    • +2 votes

      I think the general consensus with Amazon is you won't have any issues when it comes to warranty.
      Not sure if it did have to go back whether that would be to US or AU, but Amazon is pretty good about it and usually comps the freight.

  • +1 vote

    What about the power supply? Will we need a converter?

  • +4 votes

    Didn't these launch at $150 or so? With all their issues that was a stretch but this price seems like a decent deal.

  • +8 votes

    I keep thinking about these consoles, then I remember I have a PC, two XBox One controllers and emulation on it kicks arse. These units still look awesome though.

    • +12 votes

      I keep thinking about these consoles, then I remember I have… no time. These units still look awesome though.

    • +1 vote

      I kept thinking about these consoles, then I remembered I had a Raspberry 2 with case. Installed retropie and connected a Logitech F310 last weekend and it kicks arse.

      • +1 vote

        Doesn’t emulate PS1 that well, amirite?

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          Doing fine with SNES and GBA. Haven't tried PSX though. The main purpose of setting it up was for the kids' school holiday but they didn't seem to be as enthusiatic as I was 20 years ago, being acquainted with the modern day computer graphics.

          • +1 vote

            @serin: My kids are also frustrated that the old games aren't as forgiving.

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              @tomski182: Kids don't know our pain.

              I had kids of family friends over a couple of years back. Put on the wii u for them and they literally got bored and wanted to play something else after 10 mins.

  • +1 vote

    This is such a good price that I could buy to put my Raspberry inside and use as a case.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah this would still be a decent price for case + 2 controllers

      • +1 vote

        So the board included with this one is not as good as a Raspberry Pi?
        I have a RPi3B+ which has been covered with dust on my bookshelf

        • +1 vote

          The PlayStation Classic is more powerful and cheaper, but it isn't as versatile. However, if all you want to do is emulate the PS1 and the popular older consoles; the Classic looks better and comes with two controllers. The crappy thing is, those controllers do not have analog sticks, so you are limited in the experience.

          Raspberry Pi 4 was released very recently, which is significantly faster than the RPi3B+.

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      Just have to deal with not having a proper on-off switch. Wonder if Retroflag will come out with a PS1 Pi case; their Mega Pi case is pretty nice.

  •  

    Can I mod it or whatever and put Crash Bandicoot and Spyro on there?

  •  

    They could have given us dual shock controllers and Ape Escape. What a wasted opportunity. Don't know what they were thinking.

    •  

      According to someones comment I read Sony doesn't own the licences to the decent games. Shame ☹️

      • +3 votes

        They own Ape Escape.

        But still, the dual shock includes rumble.

        MGS is included and that game is better with dual shock. It breaks the 4th wall. There is even a part where Naomi tells you to put the controller on your injured arm, and she'll make it feel better (she does that by vibrating the controller). This amusing part will be lost without the dual shock. Psycho Mantis also shows off his powers by making your controller vibrate.

        You don't want to control 3d games with a d-pad.

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        They developed it and published it, so no.

    • +3 votes

      Can only assume they were thinking of building it down to a particular price point (ie as cheaply as possible).
      Dual shock controllers means motors, higher power requirements etc.. At least having the analog sticks would have been nice though.

      • +1 vote

        The saving would be at most a few bucks. And the result is a far inferior experience, which even hurts their brand. Everyone maligns this PS Classic as opposed to the NES and SNES which get a lot of love.

        I think they did more damage to themselves than they would have eating up a few extra bucks to get dual shocks. The price has been slashed by 75% already, and quite fast. Nintendo's mini consoles held their value and sold out quickly. They were scarce and being found on ebay for hundreds of dollars. Sony on the other hand had quick price cuts. They lost a lot more money from the price cuts than they would have putting dual shocks and better games in.

        Bad idea.

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          Possibly the worst part is how they used PAL versions of some games (in all regions) even though the outputs is forced to 60hz. Also how for some games it can't maintain the game's original (either 30 or 60 fps) frame rate even though the less powerful Pi 3 can. The PC Classic can actually maintain the proper frame rate if you hack it and load on a fixed version of the same open source emulator it uses.

  • -1 vote

    When it's $20 I'll bite

  •  

    Wow $24.99 USD From $99.99 USD 6 months ago. Sony must be losing money big time on these.

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      It took probably less than $10 USD to make one, with cheap labours working non-stop in factories of course.

      • +1 vote

        The games need to be licensed from other publishers. The roms don't come free unless they are first party.

  • +1 vote

    I dig mine, it's a little weird with some games though. So like, I put Mupper Monster Adventures on there, and it won't load through the normal UI, but plays fine through the RetroArch interface, like, what the shit?

    Anyway, other than that one game and the occasional crash in some others, the thing works a treat for all the PS1 games you sold years ago and downloaded the ROMs of in the years since ripped your own legal copies of the ROMs in advance.

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      do you know if this thing uses bilinear filtering to make it look less pixellated? I hate that smeared effect and would rather it look pixellated.

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        idk, I'm what the kids call a moron.

        I have used other emulators with smoothing features before though, and while there may be options in this one, out the gate it definitely is not smoothed up. Like everyone is a janky jagged pixely mess and I love it.

  •  

    Cheers OP, got 1…

    I Was looking into the USB hub mod to enable 2 players..

    Then i thought, what games from PS1 used the 2nd player control? I Could only think of some driving style games/split screen…

    Can any1 name good games where i should bother with the hub mod?

    Or simply live with just 1 control & USB stick in the other port?

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      fighting games, brawlers. Bomberman?

    • +3 votes

      Now that micro USB OTG cable with power pass is supported using the latest mod. Means you can now plug any USB drive into the rear using the OTG adapter. Overcoming the problem using many USB devices due to the 100mA current limited front ports. Leaving the two front ports free for controllers. No need for a USB hub anymore.

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        Cool, wasn't aware that the rear port was actually connected to the USB internally, presumed it was simply a power port…

        Good to know, cheers @g12345567

    •  

      Tony Hawk 1/2/3/4, South Park, Gran Turismo 1/2, and that's about all I really played a lot of in split screen. Really up to you if you wanna make your console into a little Frankensteinian box just for the odd sesh of THPS2 though.

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      Future Cop LAPD (Coop or the tower-defence like competitive mode)
      Crash Bash
      Crash Team Racing
      Metal Slug X

      If you're tech savvy and know how to use Putty and Linux, you can add games to the console it's self, and replace some of the shitty existing ones.

      •  

        Yeah been looking into the Bleem thing… The PS Classic is Pretty useless without it TBH…

        Now CTR is a game worth mucking around for split screen, defo…

        I went with @g12345567's idea with the split cable, give that a go & c wot happens.. Alternately i'll open that bitch up & do some USB modding :)

        Thx guys for the reply's…

  •  

    Bought one. Have low expectations for this due to how badly Sony dropped the ball (PS1 has some amazing games and many didn't make it). But for $40, I'm ok with writing off that money if I don't like it. I just want it for the novelty.

  •  

    Worth it as a collectors piece only? Does anyone think it will appreciate ever? Lol

    • +1 vote

      Given how fast the price dropped, I don't think it will appreciate.

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        The PSTV dropped super quick, then vanished from all store shelves, and now goes for roughly it's original RRP. Never know, could happen here too.

        -Day one purchaser of a PSTV. :'(

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          You're right.

          Both the PSTV and this Classic even if their price goes up, very few will actually be wanting one anyway so no one batted an eyelid at the price gouging from resellers. So I guess, don't be that guy.

          If you're buying it only to scalp with it later when it's unavailable, the demand for it will be small. You'd be lucky to sell it.

  •  

    These are available at jbhifi for $39 dollars, if you'd prefer to just pickup.

  • +2 votes

    The richest man in the world does not need my money. Would prefer to pay a little extra for local if anyone finds a deal let them be known. Amazon killed our bookstores with calculated predatory pricing and no gst to our schools and hospitals. Well played amazon. However, I am not buying in to a future of what equates to the retail equivalent of antitrust. I will support local with local jobs within reason. I am so old fashioned!

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    Out of Stock :(

  • +1 vote

    If you don't have a raspberry pi and want a retro console to play Nintendo up to SNES + GBA and PS1, this is much better value than a raspberry pi. It gives you:
    1. Controllers with enough buttons for up to SNES and the non-dualshock PS1 games
    2. Onboard 16GB storage (no microSD required)
    3. It's less fussy about power supplies, an old 1A charger is enough. I can plug mine into my TV USB port lol.
    4. A really nice case.
    5. From memory, an HDMI cable.

    You're looking at > $100 and a lot of time if you want to replicate this with a raspberry pi.

  •  

    I saw a few mentions of c64 mini on sale, has anyone got a working link to aus delivery?

  • +1 vote

    Back in stock this morning 9/7.

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