I know most playstation fans like the ps2 best but for me its the playstation 1. for some reason I never cared that ps2. one reason is prob do to the final fantasy games. the ff games on the ps1 were fantastic imo, 7 8 and 9. loved them, then I got ff10 on the ps2, my first ps2 game iirc and other than the graphics and the mini sports game I thought it was pretty awful. felt nothing like a ff game to me, hated the story, hated most of the characters ect ect, that alone prob tainted my impression of the system from then on. of course I played some good games on the system as well. metal gear solid 2 was cool but again other than the graphics and a couple game play elements I thought it was just not as good as mgs1 on the ps1. the ps1 had some of my fav games on any console, games like wingcommander 3 and 4 "I know they have not aged well". and the colony wars games"ps4 sequal please", and games like the first to crash bandacote games, legacy of cain 1 and 2, ect ect. The ps1 just had a lot of games I remember fondly. it was also iirc the first system I bought on day 1 as I became a "enthusiast" gamer about half way through the 16 bit days, though iv been gameing sense before the nes. The ps2 and most of its games just didn't do it for me.
it prob does not help my impression of the system that I started getting in to PC gameing about 6 months after getting the ps2. not that im saying PC gameing is better, just that it was new to me and I was hyped for the whole hardwear upgradeing side of the hobby as well as the def in game types, simulator type games ect that are not really made for consoles, at least not often. in fact my ps2 broke about 2 1/2 years after getting it and I did not bother getting it fixed or replaced though I played new games over at friends houses. Any way the ps1 is my fav of the sony systems and maybe number 2 or 3 in my all time fav consoles list. snes is and prob always will be my number 1. id say at this point the ps3 is my 2nd fav sony console.Im just hopeing the ps4 will knock the ps1 from its top spot on my list :)