Not a review as much as what Sony should have done: i know there are plenty of mods and games on usb now but again, this is what Sony should have done from the start:
Sony could have simply repackaged the PS TV inside the PS classic. They still could if they were smart. Have it come with "5" triple A titles (instead of 20 games) and "Let Us Pick" which PS1 games we want to buy after and download to the device. Just like how you go to the sony store and buy games for the old PSTV, Its that simple! The infrastructure is already there, the tech is there, but something is missing....Oh yeah, where the F is my Duel Shock Sony???!!!
People say the problem with its $100 price was because of Sony getting those games for the system and paying the fees for those titles. So if Sony didn't have to pay for 20 games but 5 games and let us pay for and download the other ps1 titles we want, the system could have been sold for less than $50. And people would praise Sony instead of ...well, we all know, for this sorry attempt at a PS1 classic. Was it a rushed job Sony?
For one, repackaging a PS TV seems the most cost effective because they already have the patents for the device and that tech is cheaper now and second, its cheaper for Sony and customers are happy to buy something they can afford from the start and if they want to spend more it'll go into the online purchases of more games. Serve it with some upconverting technology and mix in those games at 720-1080p, sprinkle some red netflix, green hulu, on top whole pouring some amazon butter scotch prime around it and its a delicious "PS1 Classic Sunday!" Dont forget the shock factor, Duel Shock! that is. Hope your Paying Attention Sony.... Who doesn't like a PS Classic Sunday that is duel shocking? you have permission to use my analogy. Id buy this today if it existed. Think about it Sony.
Man i wish i was in charge of this project. Everyone would be happier. Seriously I'd listen all you gamers instead of just doing whatever the Sony execs think (they seem to think about themselves alot instead of the customers). Starting with a simple poll of what top 5 games people want in the machine in the first place with majority of votes going into the mini console...not to forget duel shock! Sony would be happy with the sales, we all would be happier with the, choose your own selection, it could have been good from the start. Games could have sold from 99cents to $10, $15 for bundles...etc. Good news is we always find a way to work with it, mod it and add like 100 more games from a usb stick. And some 3rd parties are hookin up some duel shock! thanks everyone!... no, sorry, sit down Sony, your in time out.
So, Oh well, its at Sonys Loss for this lacking device, and poor selection of titles for what could have been a big ps1 mini release that could have been soooo much better. And lets not forget, A Loss as well for any of the Gaming Producers that would have benefited from a “download purchase plan” at the sony store like i mentioned. Thing is, Sony likes money...and guess what?, i do too! So im not going to spend it on a Half-@$$ device. That's why I'm waiting for this system to sell for under $20 next holiday sale and maybe ill purchase it. Thats my 2 cents, ummm, more like 10 cents.