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Sony PlayStation 1

Sony PlayStation 1
alaScore 89

2024 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2024 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and game selection. The size and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the design.

usability, value for money, size, game selection, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2024 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Sony PlayStation 1


alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on

reliability, value for money, game selection, size, portability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony PlayStation 1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony PlayStation 1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on

value for money, portability, size, usability, design

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LCD ScreenSony Playstation Console

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Sony Playstation Console


Obviously, the most important thing about a games console is the software it runs - in this respect, it's hard to beat the PlayStation. The PS2 may be getting the new games, but the range of PS software is very extensive, and much of it is now...

Size, Styling, Weight, Software Library

No serial port


Consumer review by:

Sony Playstation Console


This product is one of the best video game consoles in the world. It might be old, but this thing works faster than the newer consoles we see today. Some games for like the ps2 cost like 50 bucks, nobody wants to pay that. Ps1 games cost like only 20...

very compact. have nice graphics for an old system


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Sony Playstation Console


sony playstation, the greatest 32-bit system to exist. Outlasted the saturn. Outlasted the 3d0. Outlasted the N64 which is graphically superior, yet is a cartridge based system outlasted the Dreamcast due to segas problems with financial management....

CD-based system, compact design

only 2 controller ports

Consumer review by:

Sony Playstation Console


This console is a great buy especially for the price. You can play any original playstation games as well as CDs through your TV. Sony continues to come out with quality PS1 games despite the fact that the PS2 is out, and I recommend this to anyone who...

Portable, as good as the original system

one controller

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great for gamers


The service at Best Buy is always good, the employees helped me right away to find this item.

Easy to use

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fair, simple process


The 2 card I bought were activated and used successfully. There's not much to say since these weren't on sale or anything.

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The kids love them!


The PlayStation Store cards allow the kids to purchase online content....they really enjoy this and they are easy to use.

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psn money is what you make of it


this is like asking someone to review a twenty dollar bill. if i watch someone spend it at mcdonalds, i am sad. if i see someone spend it at jersey mike's, they get the thumbs up. there's a wealth of stuff to purchase on the psn, the question is what...

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PS3 Online


I love to watch movies but I'm always on the go. This item is great for me and I can buy them from home.

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Easy way to get PS Store cash


Exactly as the title says. Quick and easy way, put in 12 digits and buy anything on PSN for $20 or less.

Product Specifications

The Sony Playstation is the most popular gaming console in America, with a library of thousands of Playstation games currently available. Featuring advanced 3D texture-mapped graphics, full transparency and shading effects, and high-quality CD sound, it was considered impossible to emulate decently until the release of an astonishing new emulator. The precise manufacturing methods of the PlayStation have gone through several refinements since the console's arrival. The current production model features a highly integrated chipset. Despite having gone through numerous hardware revisions, the technological core of PlayStations architecture remains unchanged.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:5in
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display/None.

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Name:Sony PlayStation/Sony PSOne
Type:Game console


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PlayStation

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Type:Game pad


Color:Light gray


Type: None


Installed Size:2MB

Video Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:3D graphics acceleration
Analog Video Signal:Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Max Resolution (external):720 x 480/740 x 480