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Sony PlayStation Classic

Sony PlayStation Classic

from  $99.99+
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67 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The PlayStation Classic has a few great titles, but for the most part it betrays the memory of the original console with inconsistent emulation and a baffling inclusion of PAL games.

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Pros
  • Console and controller look and feel nice
  • Some great classic titles
Cons
  • Lackluster and inconsistent emulation quality
  • PAL titles play terribly
  • Controller doesn’t include DualShock
  • No AC adapter

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60
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 21
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Game format
Built-in game(s)
Controller type
Wired
Video outputs
HDMI
Game format
Controller type
Video outputs
Built-in game(s)
Wired
HDMI

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67 Engadget Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
67

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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67
 

User Reviews

80
Krishna
I highly reccomend this product
60
Gabriel
When I first started using it, my thought was "the graphics are worse than I...read more
40
freedonut
Apart from hack it, this thing for me basically is just a pretty console to...read more
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