Sony PlayStation One Discussion Thread

Started by TrekMD, March 19, 2014, 03:43:13 AM

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guest5158

PS1 was my first "proper" console (previously had a Saturn until it packed up after about 3 months when I was a kid and it got taken back and replaced by the Sony PS).
For me it was everything...Gran Turismo, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot...spent as much time as possible on these classics.

Shame because it's probably the least popular console now in the UK...at car boots people can't sell them even for £2!

TrekMD

Quote from: "ashleybrierley"Shame because it's probably the least popular console now in the UK...at car boots people can't sell them even for £2!

Wow, that's amazing.  The PS2 is compatible with the PS1 games, right?  Maybe that has something to do with the PS1 not having popularity as a retro console to purchase. 

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SnakeEyes


guest5158

Yeah, I think here (from what I've seen) peoples opinions are "why have a ps1 when the ps2 can support it, and play DVD's"

SnakeEyes

Quote from: "ashleybrierley"Yeah, I think here (from what I've seen) peoples opinions are "why have a ps1 when the ps2 can support it, and play DVD's"

PS1's themselves are far easier to mod. essential as a PS1 collector if you want to find all the amazing hidden gems that only came out in japan.

TrekMD

Quote from: "ashleybrierley"Yeah, I think here (from what I've seen) peoples opinions are "why have a ps1 when the ps2 can support it, and play DVD's"
To be honest, that would be my mindset as well.  It's like getting two consoles in one along with a bonus DVD player.  More bang for your money. 

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TrekMD


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Bobinator

The video doesn't really show them off, but my favorite PS1 covers have always been the longboxes.



They're not as easy to stack as later boxes, which are more like music CDs, but there's just something so... nostalgic, for lack of a better word, about them. I've just always loved the game boxes that are more like VHS tapes than DVD boxes, personally.

Shadowrunner

I agree, PS1 longboxes are the best, for pretty much the same reasons. I only have around 10 of them but I would like to get more.

TrekMD

Were those the boxes used for early games?

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Bobinator

Quote from: "TrekMD"Were those the boxes used for early games?

Yep. 1995, up to early 1996, I believe, which is when they switched to the plastic "music CD" style cases.

TrekMD

Quote from: "Bobinator"
Quote from: "TrekMD"Were those the boxes used for early games?

Yep. 1995, up to early 1996, I believe, which is when they switched to the plastic "music CD" style cases.

I wonder if it was just a cost-cutting measure.

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wyldephang

Quote from: "TrekMD"
Quote from: "Bobinator"
Quote from: "TrekMD"Were those the boxes used for early games?

Yep. 1995, up to early 1996, I believe, which is when they switched to the plastic "music CD" style cases.

I wonder if it was just a cost-cutting measure.

That's possible, but it was far more convenient to store and display jewel cases than the long-box games.  Around that time, game companies started to adopt more conventional storage methods.  By the next generation, just about everything here in North America came in DVD-style cases.
- Ryan

Shadowrunner

Not sure why they switched, but I do remember reading a magazine article about these cases back in the day. Sony couldn't get enough cases made in time for the launch and so they bought Saturn cases from Sega to get the games out. That's why some early PS1 games are in clear plastic cases rather than the custom black edge cases. Or at least that's what EGM said  :)

TrekMD

Quote from: "Shadowrunner"Not sure why they switched, but I do remember reading a magazine article about these cases back in the day. Sony couldn't get enough cases made in time for the launch and so they bought Saturn cases from Sega to get the games out. That's why some early PS1 games are in clear plastic cases rather than the custom black edge cases. Or at least that's what EGM said  :)

Interesting...

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