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A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Model
SCPH-10000 series (JPN)

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
RCA / composite

General

Game format
Optical disc (Tray loading) (4.7 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired
Controllers (max)
2
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset / mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

Video outputs
RCA / composite
Audio outputs
RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)

Media

Audio playback
yes (CD audio)
Video playback
yes (DVD video)
Photo viewer
no

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
no

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
294.91 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
147.46 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
32 MB
Internal ROM
4 MB
USB
1.1 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
SCPH-30000 series

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
RCA / composite

General

Game format
Optical disc (Tray loading) (4.7 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired
Controllers (max)
2
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset / mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

Video outputs
RCA / composite
Audio outputs
RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)

Media

Audio playback
yes (CD audio)
Video playback
yes (DVD video)
Photo viewer
no

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (External adapter) (no) (10/100 [Fast Ethernet]) (56k) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat) (no) (no) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
294.91 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
147.46 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
32 MB
Internal ROM
4 MB
USB
1.1 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
SCPH-50000 series

Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc
Backward compatible
yes
Controller type
Wired
Motion controls
yes
Video outputs
RCA / composite

General

Game format
Optical disc (Tray loading) (4.7 GB)
Backward compatible
yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired
Controllers (max)
2
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset / mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

Video outputs
RCA / composite
Audio outputs
RCA stereo, TOSLINK (optical)

Media

Audio playback
yes (CD audio)
Video playback
yes (DVD video)
Photo viewer
no

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
yes (External adapter) (no) (10/100 [Fast Ethernet]) (56k) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat) (no) (no) (no)

Storage

System storage
yes (Hard drive, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
294.91 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
147.46 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
32 MB
Internal ROM
4 MB
USB
1.1 (2 ports)
Requires host console
no

Power

Power adapter
External