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Sony PlayStation 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 reviews of Sony PlayStation 1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the game selection and portability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability. Views are divided on the design.

price, usability, size, portability, game selection


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 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 365 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony PlayStation 1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 People really like the game selection and price. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the portability and reliability.

usability, size, price, game selection

reliability, portability

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

Apr, 2015

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 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The size and portability also get good feedback.

price, 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

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: TriMesh (

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

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: bethdm (

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


Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: hustleman1981 (

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

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: conn3x (

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

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: forevergrateful12 (

Sony Playstation


The Sony Playstation seems like it is the oldest game system out there but it's really not. It came out when I was like ten, which was about 9 years ago, but sometimes people don't feel the need to upgrade their systems. I am one of those people. I

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: B. Grube (

Excellent Value


In summary, I have played this console in the past and I look forward to Playstation 2 thru 360 and beyond. I also like the selection of games and hope to see more and more upgrades to a indepent unit replacing my other electronics needs at home. I...

The amount of game play the player recieves for the price is fantastic!

None I could see, though I would like to find a cooling system for the console.

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Matt (

Re-live PSX action!!!


This is a good idea from Sony and this does really start to bring profits back up after when the Sega Dreamcast was out and N64 was still doing roaring trade, as well as botyh Game Boy Colour and normal Game Boy were selling like hot cakes. You can...

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: Matt (

Good OL' PSX!!!


This was the machine that set the tone for the brilliant machines we are enjoying now. Its a classic and it was and still is a great machine, my little bro has one and he still plays it. They are still making games for the PSX so their owners don't...

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: chris (



the ps1 is great because its small and can play it in the car its the best

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: Tom (

The machine of all time


As everyone reading this knows, this is the console that brought computing really into the limelight. STOP READING THIS COS YOU SHOULD HAVE ONE ANYWAY.

Feb, 2001

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