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Sony PlayStation 1

Sony PlayStation 1
alaScore 89

1917 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1917 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and game selection. The size and value for money are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments 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.

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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

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

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, usability, size, 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


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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

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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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Playstation Card!


The playstation card great for loading up on points when you need them without having to keep your credit card on profile. Points used to purchase games, downloads, and other downloadable media. Great for the PS3, PS4 and the PS Vita!



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Makes a great gift


What can you say? Got this as a birthday gift for my son, he's always using these to download online games, specially vintage ones. So if you own a Playstation 3 or 4, get these and it expands your gaming world without having to load a disc.

Good price

Not enough denominations

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A great way to add money to your PSN wallet.


This product is a great way to add funds your PlayStation store wallet. I have never had a problem with these gift cards.

Its great because it lets you buy games on the playstation store without a credit card


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quick and convenient


It works, keeps me from putting in a credit card for purchases.

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PSN games + my best buy points


I decided I wanted to buy some digital games for my shiny new PS4 and figured if I'm going to do that why not get My Best Buy points while I'm at it. Always buy my PSN cards from Best Buy. Keep those reward certificates coming!

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It's how I buy my games on the ps4 system and movies

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