Sony gets Humiliated!

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#1 Posted by LuxuryHeart (1039 posts) -

The PlayStation Classic launched for $99.99 US DOLLARS! Currently it's prices at $39.99. Currently Target has a 35% off coupon, making it $25.99. The real punchline is that people still aren't buying it! This proves that Sony's first party games aren't as iconic as Nintendo's. The only people in denial at this point are cows.

Link: https://cartwheel.target.com/o/playstation-classic-console/-/266986

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#2 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24363 posts) -

Or it means people didn't like the product itself?

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#3 Posted by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

Or it means people didn't like the product itself?

Because it's a shitty product

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#4 Posted by Livecommander (1073 posts) -

Sigh.. old playstation owners had the ps one to have the current best of all worlds.

Not to strictly re visit those worlds 20 years later.

Unlike Nintendo's retro games, none of the ps games are gonna feel like calm indies to enjoy on the side

Hence the lack of sales

Meanwhile a current gen system went down in price just as fast lol

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#5 Posted by Celsius765 (2411 posts) -

It's because they picked a crappy selection of games. It's just like ps plus, on occasion they give you the good stuff but majority of the time they rather give you obscure to keep selling the good stuff

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#6 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

@Livecommander said:

Sigh.. old playstation owners had the ps one to have the current best of all worlds.

Not to strictly re visit those worlds 20 years later.

Unlike Nintendo's retro games, none of the ps games are gonna feel like calm indies to enjoy on the side

Hence the lack of sales

Meanwhile a current gen system went down in price just as fast lol

Ouch 🤣🤣🤣

Watch out bro, butthurt lems are gonna come for you 🤣

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#7 Posted by jeezers (3171 posts) -

PS Classic was a classic piece of shit. It ran the pal versions of games. Its junk, total crash grab by Sony. It deserves to flop, I bet they still made money on it, feel bad for the people who pre ordered it lol

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#8 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79358 posts) -

@luxuryheart said:

This proves that Sony's first party games aren't as iconic as Nintendo's.

Not really. It just proved that Sony didn't know what they were doing with the Classic. For starters, the library selection wasn't all that great. They rushed it out expecting Nintendo to drop an N64 Classic last year, so trying to get licensing for some games in time was impossible. Then about half the games they did pick ended up being horribly emulated.

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#9 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

@jeezers said:

PS Classic was a classic piece of shit. It ran the pal versions of games. Its junk, total crash grab by Sony. It deserves to flop, I bet they still made money on it, feel bad for the people who pre ordered it lol

Facts, it was trash.

I still have my old PS1 and PS2 for when I want to play classic PS1 games.

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#10 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

This thread is sad in so many ways lol

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#11 Posted by lamprey263 (36180 posts) -

I am just not falling for this classic console reproductions phase, would much rather see Sony build a library of classic titles for download on PS4. Even if they did that though I would proceed with caution given how they did nothing to honor rights to PS1/PS2 classics purchased on PS3, did nothing to bridge library on PS4, nor add to their great selection of titles they built on PS3 BC.

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#12 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@lamprey263: that'll hopefully happen on ps5.

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#13 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19165 posts) -

@jeezers said:

PS Classic was a classic piece of shit. It ran the pal versions of games. Its junk, total crash grab by Sony. It deserves to flop, I bet they still made money on it, feel bad for the people who pre ordered it lol

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#14 Posted by PSP107 (17496 posts) -

@JustPlainLucas: "so trying to get licensing for some games in time was impossible."

What's weird is that 3rd party PS1 games are on the PStore.

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#15 Posted by Ibacai (13826 posts) -

Poor selection of games, bad emulation, and no dualshocks.

Whoever was in charge of the project made some stupid decisions. Had it been done correctly we could have seen a rival to the Nintendo Classic consoles.

Oh well, maybe down the road. What I’d prefer is for them to just bring all the PS1/2/3 games to the store for PS5.

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#16 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79358 posts) -
@PSP107 said:

@JustPlainLucas: "so trying to get licensing for some games in time was impossible."

What's weird is that 3rd party PS1 games are on the PStore.

All that legal mumbo jumbo just affects us, the gamers, sadly.

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#17 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79358 posts) -
@Ibacai said:

Poor selection of games, bad emulation, and no dualshocks.

Whoever was in charge of the project made some stupid decisions. Had it been done correctly we could have seen a rival to the Nintendo Classic consoles.

Oh well, maybe down the road. What I’d prefer is for them to just bring all the PS1/2/3 games to the store for PS5.

What's really sad is that the Sega Genesis Mini's list is looking way better than all of them, and they still have 10 more games to announce!

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#18 Posted by Subspecies (679 posts) -

Well it's not exactly surprising. The game selection is horrible. So many great games they left out.

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#19 Posted by Vaidream45 (2010 posts) -

It’s really a piece of junk that’s why. I honestly wouldn’t take one for free. If it worked well right out of the box I would considee it for $35 but with all the work you gotta put in to making it decent I am better off with my raspberry pi.

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#20 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13682 posts) -

Such a fiasco. Lulz

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#21 Posted by Ant_17 (12737 posts) -

PS5 canceled.

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#22 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3351 posts) -

I’m no Cow, but the hate and misinformation surrounding this product is maddening. The PlayStation Classic was a licensing nightmare for Sony because they don’t own the rights to the majority of the titles that made the PS1 a “classic.” That is why there are PAL versions of some games as well. Sony figured something was better than nothing and tried to cash in on the mini console craze that Nintendo was capitalizing on. It didn’t work. Let’s move on.

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#23 Posted by getyeryayasout (12393 posts) -

It was substantially overpriced compared to its competition and has a rather lackluster catalog of games. This thing's the Xbox One of mini retro consoles, ffs. They practically have to give them away!

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#24 Posted by Ten_Pints (3876 posts) -

You can emulate these systems on a potato, why anyone buys these systems is beyond me.

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#25 Posted by Archangel3371 (28403 posts) -

The sad thing is that it’s still too much for it. The thing really should have been a home run for Sony. The NES and SNES Classic Minis crap all over this thing.

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#26 Edited by ellos (2056 posts) -

The story of playstation. Most of the classic stuff are not owned by sony, even the damn mascot lol.

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#27 Posted by npiet1 (2475 posts) -

Bad games, badly emulated, Sony isn't really getting Humiliated anyway. If you really want to play the "Classics" just wait, most of them are getting remakes anyway. C'mon Medieval.

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#28 Posted by PSP107 (17496 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

PS5 canceled.

They should reintroduce PS1 games via the PStore.

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#29 Posted by ProtossRushX (5631 posts) -

cows weren't hyping this trash system

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#30 Posted by AJStyles (1023 posts) -

It can easily be modded to play the entire PS1 library and every old system before the PS1.

For those complaining, it’s a cheap option to play old games.

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#31 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (10060 posts) -

Undoubtedly, a misfire by Sony.

They should have done a much better job.

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#32 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1236 posts) -

@luxuryheart: You mean Siphon Filter is less iconic than MARIO?

No way!

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#33 Edited by adsparky (1437 posts) -

They have the opportunity to do something great and failed.

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#34 Posted by Pedro (35465 posts) -

Sony showed Nintendo how to truly make a shit product.

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#35 Posted by Basinboy (13916 posts) -

I actually busted out my old PS1 today and set it on a shelf as an ornament. Looks dope.

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#36 Posted by uninspiredcup (34368 posts) -

It's a piece of shit, even the cables are too short. Literally have to sit 3 feet from your tv.

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#37 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1629 posts) -

I'm glad that I avoided buying PS Classic!

The console it self has poor framerate and library of games.

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#38 Posted by henrythefifth (2502 posts) -

Not as humiliated as mr Crews was...

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#39 Posted by hello505 (523 posts) -

It took Sony 20 years to make an iconic franchise and that was Uncharted. They rested on third party for the time before then. Heck, even Microsoft got Halo on the day they launched the first Xbox and then Gears like 5 years later. Sony is too slow.

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#40 Posted by ButDuuude (1394 posts) -

@hello505: Oh really?

Gran Turismo

God of War

Twisted Metal

Crash Bandicoot

PaRappa the Rapper

Ape Escape

Socom

Syphon Filter

Rachet and Clank

Jak and Daxter

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#41 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

@ButDuuude said:

@hello505: Oh really?

Gran Turismo

God of War

Twisted Metal

Crash Bandicoot

PaRappa the Rapper

Ape Escape

Socom

Syphon Filter

Rachet and Clank

Jak and Daxter

lol owned.

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#42 Posted by SaltSlasher (1241 posts) -

People loved Nintendo NES and SNES for Nintendo games.

People loved Sony PlayStation for none Sony games.

Remasters of their old games sell millions, just like ports of old NES games on new machines sells a ton.

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#43 Posted by tormentos (29236 posts) -

I would have make a ps de size of a portable CD player that allowed people to actually use ps1 games,and built some to by flash storage as well.

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#44 Posted by LuxuryHeart (1039 posts) -
@son-goku7523 said:
@Livecommander said:

Sigh.. old playstation owners had the ps one to have the current best of all worlds.

Not to strictly re visit those worlds 20 years later.

Unlike Nintendo's retro games, none of the ps games are gonna feel like calm indies to enjoy on the side

Hence the lack of sales

Meanwhile a current gen system went down in price just as fast lol

Ouch 🤣🤣🤣

Watch out bro, butthurt lems are gonna come for you 🤣

Imagine thinking I'm a lem. I'm more of a cow than a lem. I just have to laugh at the failure of Sony here. When they get delusional and start thinking they're Nintendo, then they **** up. Instead of being smart and taking the good inspiration of Nintendo (i.e. Zelda inspired God of War, which was great), they decide to copy them verbatim like they're not different companies. It's like a crazy and extroverted person making a biopic, they pull in a lot of money, so a more chill and introverted person tries it and fails. Then people start blaming the chill biopic failing on the structuring of the movie. No, it's just that people aren't likely to watch the movie of "a day in the life of an introverted person" unless something crazy/funny is happening to them. It's the same with Sony. The PS1 sold because of third party games. It gave them a leg up on Nintendo because they sold more. However, for a classic console, third party companies aren't going to get in bed with them. Why would Activision put Spyro on the PS1, when they can sell the trilogy for $60? Same with Konami and Symphony of the Night. This leaves Sony to get the shitty scraps from third party companies that aren't profitable on their own merrit, but their limited arsenal of 1st party games during that period. Even discounting the scraps... The PS1 Classic appeals to Sony fans. Sony fans most likely own a PS4. Why would they pay $99 for the privilege of playing FF7, when they can buy the remastered HD version for $60? Sony doesn't think of this stuff. They just try to copy Nintendo and hope to profit. Also, I honestly think the Classic would have worked out better if they did the PS2.

@calvincfb said:

This thread is sad in so many ways lol

It's only sad for cows in denial. The PS Classic is garbage is and the market spoke.

@Ibacai said:

Poor selection of games, bad emulation, and no dualshocks.

Whoever was in charge of the project made some stupid decisions. Had it been done correctly we could have seen a rival to the Nintendo Classic consoles.

Oh well, maybe down the road. What I’d prefer is for them to just bring all the PS1/2/3 games to the store for PS5.

It could have been a rival, except, third party games have to be on board, which they weren't. Shoulda, coulda, woulda.

@goldenelementxl said:

I’m no Cow, but the hate and misinformation surrounding this product is maddening. The PlayStation Classic was a licensing nightmare for Sony because they don’t own the rights to the majority of the titles that made the PS1 a “classic.” That is why there are PAL versions of some games as well. Sony figured something was better than nothing and tried to cash in on the mini console craze that Nintendo was capitalizing on. It didn’t work. Let’s move on.

That's very beautiful golden, but WRONG! People will continue to laugh when companies fail in an obvious way. We laughed at the Xbox One for having no first party games, we laughed at the Wii U for flopping, we laughed at the Switch online not having many users, and we will laugh at this.

@ellos said:

The story of playstation. Most of the classic stuff are not owned by sony, even the damn mascot lol.

End. Fucking. Thread.

@henrythefifth said:

Not as humiliated as mr Crews was...

That was humiliating. This will teach Microsoft to stop half assing their first party games.

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#45 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

@luxuryheart: 😂 I know you're not a lem. I wasn't referring to you in that post, I was talking about rabid lems attracted to this thread reading that post and getting butthurt. I personally don't give a rat's ass about the PS1 Classic, I think it's a ripoff since I still own my original PS1 console.

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#46 Posted by nepu7supastar7 (5152 posts) -

@luxuryheart:

Or that it's a shitty product with bad versions of ps1 games.

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#47 Posted by Ghost120x (5390 posts) -

Sony really doesn't care about their classics or history. The PlayStation classic, PlayStation all stars and their limited focus on backwards compatibility are proof.

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#48 Posted by lundy86_4 (53634 posts) -

Yeah, it was a God awful release. It's not really utterly humiliating, as at least it kinda worked. Why they added PAL versions, as well as their game choice... Who the hell knows?

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#49 Edited by Litchie (24140 posts) -

Well, it sucked. Hopefully that's the main reason it didn't sell.

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#50 Posted by I_P_Daily (12334 posts) -

@goldenelementxl said:

I’m no Cow, but the hate and misinformation surrounding this product is maddening. The PlayStation Classic was a licensing nightmare for Sony because they don’t own the rights to the majority of the titles that made the PS1 a “classic.” That is why there are PAL versions of some games as well. Sony figured something was better than nothing and tried to cash in on the mini console craze that Nintendo was capitalizing on. It didn’t work. Let’s move on.

Its an official Sony licensed product and it was half arsed, and Sony should be ashamed of trying to cash in on it. But hey its Sony so free pass, moving along.