PlayStation Classic Tear-Down & Disassembly (PS1)


Gamers Nexus
Gamers Nexus

WE TOOK APART THE CONTROLLERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05wWZ9Wvgsk You might also like our Nintendo Switch tear-down from 2017: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obz5tE1mdV0 Find links to the PS1 Classic and iFixit kit above. You can also grab the modmat from the GN store: http://store.gamersnexus.net/

Vor 6 Tage
L a lum 84
L a lum 84

P. S gamers nexus I've liked and subbed your chanel😊

Vor 3 Tage
Chuckles Nuts
Chuckles Nuts

you could build a raspberry pi... and play 100s if not 1000s of nintendo and sony games. yes it is piracy but nintendo and sony are not delivering what the market desires. it is such a huge untapped market and revenue.

Vor 3 Tage
ICURN SO
ICURN SO

Congratulations to Gamers Nexus for having this video linked on the UK Metro Newspaper website you can see it in the Neo Classic letter here ---------------->http://metro.co.uk/2018/12/05/games-inbox-video-game-music-trends-playstation-vr-sales-and-just-cause-4-predictions-8212540/

Vor 4 Tage
Head Banger
Head Banger

how can you Not have A phone charger?!

Vor 5 Tage
wobbly sauce
wobbly sauce

Plug in a KB and press Esc. it brings up the settings.

Vor 5 Tage
Sahil Tiwari
Sahil Tiwari

Quality Content

Vor 35 Minuten
Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson

Tyvm for ur vid within 3:10 sec I knew I'd never buy one! First off limited games and no way to get new ones! Answer UM YOU HAVE PSN! COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO DOWNLOAD NEW ONES FOR FREE OR A BUCK! Second if it won't play the disks I bought 25 years ago wtf would I buy a new one at all! I can pay 20 to 50 USD and have one that plays games that most ppl will toss! Lastly it an EMULATOR! I can get one on the play store that has ............. A FREE VERSION THAT HAS 8 systems on it and can play English games (sadly region locked) just by being careful and not just dumping roms from ANY OLD SITE I can play any game it's got 2156 games overall (some aren't American based) according to the gamers DB also on play store for free! This is a SHAMELESS cash grab by sony/Nintendo/Sega to hit your wallets at least once more (my guess a "new" classic will be out every 1 to 3 years with MAYBE ten more games) so they can reprofit from old hardware! I also don't know for sure but after 20 years or so isn't the system and games uncopyright protected if so this is also to re copyright the system and games so no one can just spam make'em!

Vor 5 Stunden
Damien Lobb
Damien Lobb

Check out Digital Foundry's video on it. The PS Classic has poor emulation and performance. You're better off getting an nVidia Shield.

Vor 11 Stunden
Hiago Viana
Hiago Viana

It would be interesting to put it on a power bank, make a mini monitor with speakers and add it to connect with power-bank, then when there is a lack of light or if you want to use it in the bathroom or take it anywhere, it would be interesting , more is a pity to have few games and some bugs for the price is not worth.

Vor 11 Stunden
Barry Goldwater
Barry Goldwater

Sure it's lower effort than the Nintendo offerings but nobody complained at all about those, despite running games a bit slower. Not to mention the price on both due to artificial demand.

Vor 14 Stunden
Swift_ninja
Swift_ninja

under breath.. god damn it.... lol got me cracking up man

Vor 14 Stunden
Loktai Extatus
Loktai Extatus

Great video ... kind of hilarious though not getting the point of the vents with the metal in front on the bottom. Its literally a visual thing. the original PSX had those vents on the bottom where youd see the lower metal shield if you looked through, its just a little "touch" that makes it visually closer to the original, just like the entire point of the thing. People are complaining about it but lets really think about this. It comes with a controller right. And it comes with its "shell". A decent raspberry pi case shaped like something will run you like 20 bucks. Lets say the controller is as cheap as possible and you could buy the equivalent for 5 or 10 bucks, whatever. So youre up to 25-30 bucks. That means the rest of the price is literally for the guts which run the games, and the legal license to own the game for play... Id say its not that bad REALLY. I personally just own old playstations (I think the SCPH-1001 made after a certain point is the best... you have the best audio DAC (Still known as one of the best CD players of all time in terms of audio fidelity) and the Rev C graphics chip which actually made a big difference with banding etc in games. The Early SCPH-1001 has that issue and the next models lack the AV jacks and the higher quality DAC. The big issue with the SCPH-1001 is the lasers are pretty bad, but you can get the KSM-440BAM laser and move the shield over from the old drive unit, and then it fits and works perfectly , while giving you the better laser assy.

Vor 15 Stunden
Zangeef Fangsteen
Zangeef Fangsteen

Why don't you comb your hair? It's so dirty that it's distracting the video

Vor 16 Stunden
Walter Comunello
Walter Comunello

ePSXe? For real Sony? $100 and not even your own emulating software or a hardware SoC with CD emulation? Terrible.

Vor 16 Stunden
McFlave
McFlave

Slowest teardown ever

Vor 19 Stunden
Matthew Bartlett
Matthew Bartlett

It would be MORE worth it if it wasn't for the "you only need 20 games we choose" limitation of the installed games. This just underscores how little companies like Sony and Nintendo understand the retro gaming community and hobbyists.

Vor 19 Stunden
Peter Muller
Peter Muller

It is pretty amazing how simple games and graphics were back in the day. The numbers really fade away if you can get lost in the heat of a tight race or a difficult boss fight.

Vor 19 Stunden
TexasGTO
TexasGTO

How to make a 5 min video last 15 mins....

Vor 20 Stunden
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson

fun fact; the original psone CPU chip is used on Voyager

Vor 20 Stunden
Albrecht Schöbel
Albrecht Schöbel

Thank you for a channel devoid of political bullshit from both sides and just hardware tech. I’m 34 and just want some entertaining/informative no-bs content. Thanks.

Vor 22 Stunden
Thebloggermustdie
Thebloggermustdie

Did you noticed if it had an uart port?

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Ady_98
Ady_98

PS2 Classic when ?

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danielsjohnson
danielsjohnson

I think I'm spending too much time on the internet. When he said "extra thick" in the sponsor spot I immediately thought "extra thicc".

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Magestic
Magestic

Waiting for Microsoft to release an Xbox Classic Mini with Halo: Combat Evolved on it. Now that I'd buy! (Mainly because I'm an Xbox & Halo worshipping weenie!)

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TechnoGenuine
TechnoGenuine

"SMDs"

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Magestic
Magestic

So in other words an RPi 3 B+ will kick it's tail in emulation?

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Centurion 1
Centurion 1

The raspberry pi 3 has a better CPU then the ps1 clasic

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Peter2571
Peter2571

it's a Sony PlayStation Classic not a PS1 a PS1 is a slim version

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Paul Pagani
Paul Pagani

I was about to buy the PlayStation classic . Thanks you for doing this video. But now im not buying this ps1 classic .

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Eddienyc23
Eddienyc23

You guys are great👌🏽

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Galuh Pratama
Galuh Pratama

Oh yeah 2 step closer to add your own games

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David Aguilera
David Aguilera

I'd buy It for the shell, the rest is trash and can be replaced with a Pi

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Mat A
Mat A

why the fuck don't they jsut put like a fuck ton of gameso n these , its so easy to do -_-

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7R3994N 7EVeN 0 7EVeN
7R3994N 7EVeN 0 7EVeN

This is probably one of the simplest consoles inside I’ve ever disassembled. I have one without the top plastic that runs fine. Lol i use to think that was super cool watching the disc spin while im playing. Makes me wonder why all these “classic” consoles are so popular. Just get a real one. They exist. And you can put any disc you want in it instead od being stuck with 20 games forever.

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tom dean
tom dean

is it true there is a tone of games locked on the console?

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Jon Fung
Jon Fung

The packaging of the PS Classic in the US is much better as to what we get in SEA. At least it looks similar to the original PS packaging. Over here, the packaging looks like it came out of a freaking photocopy machine. Dull black and bronze.

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Otha Bojangles
Otha Bojangles

All that tech and no phone charger lol

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Boyce Thompson
Boyce Thompson

Ironically PCXS is the emulator they tried to have removed from the play store when Sony came out with that short lived Play Station phone.

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Pewnice Dieassse
Pewnice Dieassse

What's the name of the game being played at 10:10 ?

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SpeedStarTMQ
SpeedStarTMQ

Pewnice Dieassse Ridge Racer (4?)

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namcost
namcost

16GB of flash memory is insane (if my google fu is correct)

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Connor Tapley
Connor Tapley

If u where so nostalgic for a PS1 GamePlay either use Ur phone or get the raspberry pie and a case that looks like the PS1 and get third party controller that looks like the controller and it's cheaper or use the og one

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陈北宗
陈北宗

I think they learned from the "fail" of Nintendo who used Allwinner SoC. Mediatek chips does not have good open source support, but Allwinner chips' have very awesome open source support from linux-sunxi and people can boot custom OS without wiping the original memory. Some people have even pulled contents off the original storage chip, upgraded the system to some brand name Linux distro like Ubuntu, and added the pulled contents back.

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mr Brown
mr Brown

It is probably old news with how fast these are being hacked, but using usb drives to run extra games is working now http://youtu.be/aoxAR2nLav0

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Mike Lipani
Mike Lipani

I'm pretty sure the main purpose for the metal piece is an EMI shield. It can just double as a heat sink since the heat dissipation of that CPU is very low. EMI shields do not need to be robust, hence why it is so thin. You can also see the little "fingers" on the side of the shield touching the ground plane of the PCB. That's how you definitely know it's EMI shield

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Strange Vision
Strange Vision

The vents on the bottom are probably just to make it look like the original console, not for actual ventilation.

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Don Pablo
Don Pablo

why is he dissing the ps1 specs? it came out in 1994. This console had what it mattered great games

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Sega United
Sega United

They were pretty weak for 1994. Especially since Saturn and Many PCs at the time were 2-3 times its power.

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ABDUL SAMI Qureshi
ABDUL SAMI Qureshi

Good sense of humour.

Vor 2 Tage
So Awkward
So Awkward

I know nothing about electronics, so this was very cool to watch.

Vor 2 Tage
mahchymk93
mahchymk93

Lol, mediatek. As cheap as they come

Vor 2 Tage
TheSolidMidget
TheSolidMidget

But the real question is. Can it be hacked?

Vor 2 Tage
Sebastian Schulz
Sebastian Schulz

乇乂下尺卂 下卄工匚匚

Vor 2 Tage
MrSlowestD16
MrSlowestD16

Yea but I'm worried it won't play smoothly. Emulators ****ALWAYS**** have more problems than the actual consoles did. I use Project64 for N64 emulation and *in general* it works really well...but some games are also horrific. That's the shit you don't run into with normal HW - it works - always. It was tested on that HW. Emulators are a different beast.... :-\

Vor 2 Tage
ripper253
ripper253

Can I assume you guys don't have an AC adapter compatible with this thing in the office because you're all using devices that use USB-C or Lightning at the moment? Lucky you :P

Vor 2 Tage
moonmoonbirdcpt
moonmoonbirdcpt

so it's a raspberry pi zero with built-in ssd flash

Vor 2 Tage
TheMa5e
TheMa5e

0:27 made me angry. There are too much gems of the past. Sorry that they are not 2018 enough with bad ray tracing attempts and a terribly dull story

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

Buahahaha you sound like a person who is even older than those games. You should worry about people not wanting to play with you. IOW, shut the fuck up, bitch-pa.

Vor 2 Tage
Xinus22
Xinus22

wait they did black non dualshock PS1 controllers?

Vor 2 Tage
ATARI800XLfan
ATARI800XLfan

old games rock

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

I bet you boot up that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six on Playstation at least once a week. Thought so. :D

Vor 2 Tage
Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos

PlayStation Classic is only emulated trash, don´t buy.

Vor 2 Tage
Thomas M4LT1
Thomas M4LT1

Man, cool and everythin but if u r able to buy it just for MGS and Resident Evil DC... 100 is worth it =P

Vor 2 Tage
M_S
M_S

I would be sold if it had the capability of uploading other games to it. *0 / 10 Sony* :(

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

You are hopeless. Your phone probably has a better rig for the games, yet you are willing to settle with some crap in a box. ROFLMAO XD

Vor 2 Tage
Brog Lang
Brog Lang

Thank you for always explaining all the parts, your channel is very informative. Keep up the great work.

Vor 2 Tage
Grady Houger
Grady Houger

Could turn it into a portable handheld without much trouble!

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

Or a portable toilet. :D

Vor 2 Tage
qu4dq0r3
qu4dq0r3

can't play it due to lack of power cables, lets tear it down ... seems legit :D

Vor 2 Tage
Dane Henry
Dane Henry

Wow it's officially made by Sony (you can tell by the board colour).... Shame on them 🙀, they should've used an FPGA sure people would've paid the extra £££

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

That would have cost Sony an extra cent. Also, Sony is willing axe any utility value of its systems because of some vapid anti-piracy agenda. That's what happened to PS3's Other OS feature. All three VG console manufacturers have some massive bitches in leadership positions. I recommend investing in pop corn rather than any of their products. :D

Vor 2 Tage
Dmitri Irwin
Dmitri Irwin

Doesn't play discs?

Vor 2 Tage
mewserino
mewserino

No disc drive. Less storage than a pi. Lame.

Vor 2 Tage
vdochev
vdochev

I have an old netbook wit ARM processor and PowerVR graphics (which is gross). Maybe I'll slap an emulator on it and I'll be fine :)

Vor 2 Tage
yogibear2k10
yogibear2k10

To cut through all the boring stuff, head to 4:26.

Vor 2 Tage
yogibear2k10
yogibear2k10

This is brought to you today by a $2000 graphics card that beats an $800 graphics card. Who would of guessed?

Vor 2 Tage
yzchenwei
yzchenwei

non stop tech terms, acronyms + monotone, man, stop. just stop.

Vor 2 Tage
Wdowa94
Wdowa94

So... It could run on the internal battery

Vor 2 Tage
Chris Oliva
Chris Oliva

I just stick with the original ps1

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

It doesn't work. You just hope it works, but it doesn't. None of them did. The only way it works is that it is one of those functionally worthless mint boxes. :D

Vor 2 Tage
Walnut Spice
Walnut Spice

Has any tried plugging a DualShock or DualShock 2 controller into it with a USB adapter yet?

Vor 2 Tage
frownmastr
frownmastr

Spec-wise, more powerful than the snes classic?

Vor 2 Tage
george whyte
george whyte

you telling me there profiting using the same emulator that pirated there games for like 10 years or more dose that mean they support piracy

Vor 2 Tage
george whyte
george whyte

that is a very good point i own a ps1 slim that i do dust off shove in resident evil or silent hill once and awhile and take a trip down retro lane so yeah dont think this is something i would buy besides if its gonna be the same emulator as it would be on my pc might as well just use my pc or dust off my old ps1 for the real deal

Vor 2 Tage
Anthony Quinlan
Anthony Quinlan

They probably look at it as legally profiting from what they think steals their product. Too bad they balls up the execution driving those looking for an authentic experience to emulation anyway.

Vor 2 Tage
Jessie James
Jessie James

For that price I'd love to see a 2.5 hdd slot added into the shell and let you go online to buy more games for it. Adding a cd rom player would been cool bonus.

Vor 2 Tage
coondogtheman1234
coondogtheman1234

I'm curious about the controllers since they use USB can you use them on PC games. Is it possible to access the NAND flash memory to either download the games from it or to add your own games to the unit, possibly via the USB jack?

Vor 2 Tage
coondogtheman1234
coondogtheman1234

+Anthony Quinlan Nintendo 64 Mini up next then from sony PS2 mini classics.

Vor 2 Tage
Anthony Quinlan
Anthony Quinlan

Id say the controllers would work as a generic PC controller so windows would probably slap its generic driver on it. As for hacking it im fairly sure this will get broken wide open soon just as the Nintendo classic were. However the experience on a PC is much more satisfying.

Vor 2 Tage
danimayb
danimayb

A very cheap piece of plastic and circuitry for a hundred bux... Ans a rubbish emulator with not many games!

Vor 2 Tage
Gretel Grosse
Gretel Grosse

Nice Raspberry Pi case you have there, did you print that yourself?

Vor 2 Tage
Ever G Salas
Ever G Salas

Brush.

Vor 2 Tage
Duke Favre
Duke Favre

SEGA if you're listening... bring us back the DREAMCAST MINI!! or something... We need some Phantasy star Online and Marvel vs Capcom 2!

Vor 2 Tage
Oldskool Raver
Oldskool Raver

http://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/no-dreamcast-classic-you-motherfuckers-had-your-chance-to-buy-one-the-first-time/

Vor 2 Tage
Sega United
Sega United

They have some new SKUs coming next year.

Vor 2 Tage
richard klegin
richard klegin

ps classic is bullshit!!!!

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I Have No Son
I Have No Son

It's probably up-marked about five or ten times the manufacturing costs. I'd say it is a 4 out of 5 scam.

Vor 2 Tage
M Tea
M Tea

starts unscrewing at 3:27 o.O

Vor 2 Tage
Thiago Coura
Thiago Coura

How many layers this board have? The board could be smaller. I would guess 5 layers. Most of external layers are for shielding

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I Have No Son
I Have No Son

It's a dirt-cheap piece of greenboard. I might even have 16 layers if that variety was the cheapest one during manufacturing. You must be one of those people who count the number of cavities inside the bread they eat.

Vor 2 Tage
puskajussi37
puskajussi37

So it won't blow your SoCs off, then?

Vor 3 Tage
DeoxysAndMew 2
DeoxysAndMew 2

Who needs this thing?! My PS2 works very well still to this day. XD

Vor 3 Tage
xdtoysx
xdtoysx

Just get a cheap fat ps2 and mod it.

Vor 3 Tage
xdtoysx
xdtoysx

+I Have No Son i meant cheap as in price, u can do alot with a MODDED obsolete ps2

Vor 2 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

I don't even want to know your definition of "cheap" if you collect obsolete old crap like that.

Vor 2 Tage
Pardalis
Pardalis

"How much do you really need to play 24-year-old games?" More than that, it turns out.

Vor 3 Tage
Dustin Spencer
Dustin Spencer

lol hollow it out and use it a a Raspberry Pi case.

Vor 3 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

You should know that those molded plastics cost less than a cent to make. It's worthless trash.

Vor 2 Tage
Panther Evolution
Panther Evolution

Wow sony could have done so much with the PS classic. They could added a sd card insert in the back to add more games like the vita tv.

Vor 3 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

And you should realize that Sony does not give a fuck about that.

Vor 2 Tage
Matt Howell
Matt Howell

See if you plug it to the computer did they leave some kind of developer mode or usb file access open for mods lol

Vor 3 Tage
TheStuffMade
TheStuffMade

The box looks nice, but I think people wanting to play PS1 games are better off with an old PSP, PS Vita/TV or something like the Nvidia Shield TV.

Vor 3 Tage
Ryan heyno
Ryan heyno

really the better alternative for Sony would to provide a usb port for flash drive port. Or go a little bit more voltage and provide an SSD Hard drive slot for that extra space... Although for that size you are better off just getting the shell ditch the board and remapping a raspberry pi and put an emulator on there and then hook up on of those high capacity SSD for extreme read/write for these games and to add bluetooth connectivity.... with controller for bluetooth 4 player... or 8 player for those that remember that era of multi-player games.

Vor 3 Tage
jmalmsten
jmalmsten

I've seen too many episodes of Ben Heck... I saw the size of the board and immidiately thought I wanted to see a rebuild of it to be a handheld device... Only thing stopping me of course is that the hardware/software combo wasn't that great... So I'd be better off with a handheld Raspberry Pi... Oh well...

Vor 3 Tage
L a lum 84
L a lum 84

I've got a question for you all. Will the next ps be a ps one mini or will sony go straight to the ps2 mini??.

Vor 3 Tage
Anthony Quinlan
Anthony Quinlan

The hardware needed to emulate ps2 is significantly more powerful. There is still alot of slowdown and low ROM compatibility with PS2 emulation currently. You need a fairly powerful PC to emulate PS2 in a somewhat authentic experience. Personally i think they missed the opportunity to produce something good while they had the chance. They used cheap hardware that barely runs the emulator at full speed and alot of the time doesn't. Just poor decisions all round IMO

Vor 2 Tage
Cherios
Cherios

cant imagine not seeing analog sticks on a ps1 controller

Vor 3 Tage
Carmelo Rosado
Carmelo Rosado

50 more bucks u can get a Nvidia Shield wast of money

Vor 3 Tage
Carmelo Rosado
Carmelo Rosado

my phone does a better job

Vor 3 Tage
Dr. Loomis
Dr. Loomis

People forget that the the original Playstation was stronger than any PC at the time Calm down nerds

Vor 3 Tage
Ronnie len Roberts
Ronnie len Roberts

They couldn't have Amd make the chip for them?

Vor 3 Tage
Randy Gareth
Randy Gareth

Holding my original PlayStation while watching this

Vor 3 Tage
NuvYou
NuvYou

They will make money off these even when they're priced at $19.99 I'm sure.

Vor 3 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

Indeed. Those plastic parts cost practically nothing and the electronics are mostly cheap common parts. Based on the game selection, they picked unpopular ones with most likely negligible royalty costs. The unit cost could be around five bucks, though surely less than ten. The biggest individual "cost" is most likely the retail stores' cut that could easily be 30%. That's how Walmart et Co. can have so many chain stores.

Vor 2 Tage
Jorthan
Jorthan

So this has 16g's of memory? If so, u could put 200+ games on this. Would be great if u could wipe it and use a better emulator. Could even use a ps4 controller with it then for all the analog games.

Vor 3 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

If Sony was making multicart bootlegs, they would surely do that. Being legit means you pay for shit in a shiny box.

Vor 2 Tage
ThaexakaMavro
ThaexakaMavro

it'S more power than the snes classic it's a start

Vor 3 Tage
I Have No Son
I Have No Son

What's the point of having power if you are not going to use it? :D

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