(upbeat music) – It’s no secret. The PlayStation Classic
is not exactly done well. Within a month of its release, it price dropped to almost half its price from $100 down to 60, and some places even sell it below $50. So it’s pretty clear
that Sony’s not exactly recaptured the same kind of
popularity that Nintendo had with the NES and SNES Classic. Now there are numerous
reasons why this has happened. We’ll get into some of them, but there’s one company that
might actually have a solution that at least partially
fixes some of the major ones, and that’s 8bitdo with this
little controller adapter. So why did the Classic fail? Well, once again, there
are a whole lot of things, but I think there’s two main
reasons why it didn’t do well. One, game selection, which
there isn’t a whole lot you can do about that post-release outside of actually full
blown hacking, home brewing, and just putting whatever
games you want on it, and that somewhat defeats the spirit of what it’s supposed to be about, although I do agree game choice,
not the best possible ones. The other big problem, however,
is the lack of options. Something that the NES
and SNES editions did that was really appreciated
by a lot of people is how much you could
customize the experience of the games you’re playing. Changing the aspect ratio, adding borders, having scan lines, all
kinds of different changes, and the PlayStation
Classic basically offered none of that. And to top it all, all the
games that are being run are running in their PAL versions, meaning that they’re playing
at 50 frames a second instead of 60, which a lot
of people in North America would be used to, and a
lot of games just honestly look and play worse as a result. That’s where this adapter comes in. So this is actually the
same kind of USB adapter that 8bitdo has made in the past. You might have seen it in a
more Mario brick red design, which allows you to use a variety of different
controllers on other consoles. For instance, you can use on the Switch, an Xbox One controller, PS4
controller, so on and so forth. Well, this is the same idea
made for the PlayStation Classic and it allows you to, once again, use a lot of different
controllers wirelessly you couldn’t do normally. And that’s, by itself,
already an appreciated thing because while I get the idea behind having wired controllers
on a Classic system, it’s kind of a bit too much
novelty versus functionality, and it’s great having
a wireless controller. But what this does beyond
that that’s really interesting is that it gives you access to basically a secret menu on
the PlayStation Classic. See, the PlayStation Classic is basically just a very simple computer that runs a dedicated
PlayStation emulator, an emulator that if you were
running on, say, a computer, would give you access to an emulation menu where you could change
all kinds of settings. Well, when Sony shipped
the PlayStation Classic, obviously there’s no
way to access that menu using a traditional controller. But what 8bitdo has done
is that with this adapter and you’re using any kind
of wireless controller, whether it’s an Xbox One, a DualShock, one of their Bluetooth
controllers, whatever, you have access to a special shortcut where if you hit the shoulder buttons and start at the same time, voila, you have access to that
emulator’s options. How much does this impact
the experience on the Classic and can it save it? Let’s check it out. The first thing we need to
do is set up the adapter with the PlayStation
Classic, which is actually really really easy to do. All you have to do is
plug it in to the slot and then you just have to
hit the syncing button, and whatever controller you wanna use, you use a different button combination to how you wanna sync it. So for instance, on a
DualShock 4 controller, you’re gonna hit the normal Home button that you’d use for pairing sometimes, but then you’re gonna hit
it with the Share button at the same time. That’s how you use a
DualShock 4 controller with a variety of different
Bluetooth devices. And it works. And so right now we’re using it with the DualShock 4 controller ’cause that just makes the most sense. You know, PlayStation. But again, you can use this adapter with a variety of different controllers, including Xbox One or just 8bitdo Bluetooth controllers in general. So the interesting thing here, though, is accessing that menu. So first we have to go into a game. I’ve already got a session
of Final Fantasy 7 running, so we’ll just go there. So once we’re in our game of choice, you can access the emulator’s
menu using this adapter by hitting the shoulder buttons and Options at the same time on DualShock. The controls will vary
depending on what you’re using. But we just hit that,
and there’s our menu. So there’s actually a
lot of in-depth stuff you can mess with here. You can redo controls. You can do save and load states, although there’s already
a slightly prettier way of doing that built into
the PS Classic’s menu. However, what we’re most interested in is messing with the
display properties on this. So we’ll go into our Options. So right here in Region, it’s set to Auto, and we can actually change it to NTSC, and that’s going to change the frame rate the game’s being played at. Now, obviously in a video, you can’t actually see the
different of frame rate, but we can also turn on an FPS counter so you can actually see it
in the bottom of the screen. You can see in the bottom
that we are only getting basically 50 frames a second, so if we switch it back over. We’re gonna change this
again and this time, we’re gonna leave the FPS counter on, but we’re gonna switch it to NTSC and there we go, the game
is now running at 60 frames. So it’s a little smoother looking, and just honestly just
more appealing to the eyes, especially if you grew up
only on 60 Hertz screens. The game looks right now. Now this isn’t the only thing
we can change with this. Once again, there’s a lot of other options you can get in-depth on. For instance, we can add scan lines. So for that, we just go to Options. Go to Display. And then there’s a toggle for
turning scan lines on or off, and then you can also adjust
the brightness of them so that’ll change how
exactly those lines look. So if you really want
an old school feeling, like if you grew up playing
the original PlayStation on a CRT, this is gonna
capture that appearance a little bit more faithfully. So yeah, here we have the game now running at 60 frames with scan lines, which just honestly looks a lot better than if we had left it the way the PlayStation Classic
wanted you to play it without having them and running
at that lower frame rate. Now, these are pretty
in-depth emulator options. If you’ve never messed
with an emulator before, you might wanna be a little
careful about what you mess with ’cause sometimes you could
have pretty funny consequences. For instance, let’s take a look at messing with the frame limit. If you go into the Advanced
Options on the settings, you can go to what’s called
Disable Frame Limiter, and what that’s saying is that hey, instead of the game
running at only 50 or 60, just let it run as fast as it can run and that might sound really good, if you’re used to messing
with settings on modern games, but older stuff isn’t
always programmed that way. So if you do that, not only
is the game going to run at a higher frame rate, but
it’s actually gonna be running in a fast forward way with
even the music playing faster. (upbeat music) Which might not always
be best for gameplay, but it can be really silly looking. Another thing worth
noting with all of this is that all these settings
you can adjust and mess with, they are temporarily saved. It is not something that’s
going to be on every time, so each time you launch a specific game, you need to reopen the menu to make any adjustments you wanna make. So if there’s anything
that, a certain specific way you like to play the game where you have the scan
lines set to a certain way, have it set to a specific region. You gotta do that every
time the game launches. So the important question, does this adaptor save
the PlayStation Classic? A little bit. Look, there still are some major problems the system has in general. I mean, the game library, while there are a few
individual great hits, I don’t think it’s really a
great overall crowd pleaser. But when it comes to at least getting more out of those individual
games and the experience, compared to how it launched. It was $100 to come with wired controllers and all these locked settings. But now, after price drops and
buying this little adapter, for 80 bucks, assuming you
have some kind of controller that’ll be compatible with the adapter, you now have a full setup that is wireless and offers a lot more control
over how the games play. I still think it doesn’t match up to the same level of quality we’ve seen with what Nintendo’s done
with their classic editions, but this undoes a lot of the damage. And I think if you’re a
hardcore PlayStation fan, it’s actually something
really worth looking into.

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100 thoughts on “$20 Playstation Hack Stick

  • June 2, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    Or just do it for free by modding it your self

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  • June 2, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    Reason PlayStation classic failed is it was released too early, snes and mega drive are old vintage consoles. Sony should have waited 10 more years imo

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  • June 3, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    I mean how dare you not include tales of destiny 2. Any of the lunars. Legend of dragoon. Any of the many ffs. Duke nukem. Ape escape. Musashi. Mega man. Road rage. Need for speed hot pursuit. Crash bandicoot. And the list just goes on. ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    I already had this, it works well

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  • June 3, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    Anyone still got their ps1

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  • June 3, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Most games on ps4 can't hit a steady 60fps, a 20+ year old playstation is 50 and the world goes into a spaz attack.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 6:56 am
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    Hey he played final fantasy VII I only know that because I play it also I believe it's the most known one and they even made a movie on it that movie wasn't what I thought it would be like when I watched it for the first time

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  • June 3, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    Why am I not surprised that the PlayStation Mini was a total bomb? It's brought to us by the very same Sony that brought us the films 'Pixels' & 'Ghostbusters: Feminazi Edition'. Oh, Sony.. Why do you hate us, so?? ๐Ÿค”

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    FUCK EVERYTHING…WHAT KIND OF TV IS THAT?! I MUST KNOWWWWWW!!!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    Stop saying basically so often, use essentially instead it sounds more professional

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    Do you need more than one for 2 controllers?

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  • June 4, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    Emulators exist

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  • June 4, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Jake Paul is never serious

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  • June 4, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Because the game choices completely SUCK

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  • June 5, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Nice ad

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  • June 5, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    Will the 8bitdo adaptor 4 the switch do thhe same job?????

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  • June 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm
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    U can get this free itโ€™s pretty easy

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  • June 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Moms slapstick

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  • June 5, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    it got its ups and down but what really grinds my wears is a game with a gun running around yes callofduty all of the ps3 generation. in the future your grandkids are gonna be laghing at your gun running game.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:24 pm
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    After the launch of Bleemsync 1.1 last week, that stick is obsolete

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  • June 6, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    Thing is, I bought a PSX for $16 and ~$30 on games.

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  • June 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Honestly I they did that for ps2 I would buy it but ps1 is kinda a rip off

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  • June 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    Why the fuck should I pay 60 or 100 dollars for a fucking ps1 I can get this shit for 15 dollers

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    1:20 only a few run in pal speeds lots of them do not.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    You talk like a douche bag like everyone is dumber than you or something.! Very Irritating

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  • June 8, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    Oh, I thought this was something to add the entire PS1 catalog in one flashdrive and into the console.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    A 60Hz NTSC display, and 60fps are not necessarily the same thing.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    because a 300 mhz pc with 64 mb ram runs psx emulation damn near flawlessly

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  • June 9, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    fucking stolen emulators and shit

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  • June 9, 2019 at 1:46 am
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    60 FPS is what i play on for fortnite

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  • June 9, 2019 at 4:49 am
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    Not having twisted metal 2 was a big killer.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    FF7 on PS1 runs at 30 fps. 15 fps during battles. Obviously you can't tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    Shitty adapter. Wont sync with awful instructions.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    Hipster Shit

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  • June 11, 2019 at 8:06 am
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    DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH PSMINI HACKS. THEY WILL FAIL AND BECOME UNREADABLE EVENTUALLY.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Why you trying to dress like you're 14?

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    29$ on amazon right now

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  • June 12, 2019 at 11:06 am
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    You can access this menu without the adapter… so why are u saying u canโ€™t? This was figured out within days of the release

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  • June 12, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    Ooh nice to see you got sponsored by the hack stick.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 7:17 am
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    Facke

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Can u use the stick work on ps4 so I can use a virarity of controllers ????

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  • June 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm
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    why did this thing exist anyway? emulation can already be done on pc and raspberry pi with even more custom casing options at a more attractive price

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  • June 15, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Just use the original controller without the adapter and press SELECT + TRIANGLE to open the same menu :). Save those 20 dollars!

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  • June 15, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    Or yโ€™know, just plug in a keyboard..?

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  • June 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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    why is your nose side ways?

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  • June 16, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    Sometimes I dream about cheese

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  • June 16, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    SONY PLAYSTATION IS WATCHING YOU

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  • June 16, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    Better then India or Asian people

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  • June 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm
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    Pickles

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  • June 17, 2019 at 8:00 am
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    I bought mine for 39.99$

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    why play on a playstation classic when you can download an emulator

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  • June 17, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    50$??
    30โ‚ฌ!!

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  • June 18, 2019 at 12:29 am
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    Although I think the gaming companies did a good job of adding Friday to be a classic many systems I think they would've done way better in the long run if they just had an ethernet port or you could download the classic games of your liking answer the system they self but like I said before they did choose a lot of the games that mattered anyway in my Pinyan

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    the mother fuckers who give dislike for every fucking video on youtube , what is the fucking problem with you ?! fuckers !!!

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  • June 18, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    Where I'm at the price is around 25$ to 30$ and that just at a best buy near my house

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  • June 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    Why do you have the delicate hat and ugly beard? Adult man behaves like a little boy of 7 years

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  • June 18, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    THE HUMAN EYE CAN ONLY SEE 4GB OF RAM !

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  • June 18, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    โ€œLoad CD Image.โ€

    lol did fucking Sony just sell a console that facilitates loading BIN files?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    Syphon Filter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Damn man PS1 is old as crap. I got it for Christmas when I was 9 years old. I'm 31 now ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • June 21, 2019 at 5:54 am
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    Select + Triangle > Bleemsync

    Load those isos from the fucking main menu

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  • June 21, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    talk with your hands more

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  • June 23, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    Intro music resembles Never Gonna Give up.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    people are so dumb this days , this console was release in 1994! now some retard want compared it with a game and console nowadays !

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  • June 27, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    You can play ps1 games on ps3 so no need for the classic console

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  • July 3, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    Best Buy has the PS Classic for $25.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    4:02 I was waiting for for the cheats

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  • July 6, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Him:Uses a Ps4 Controller on a Playstation Classic
    Me:Mhmm

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  • July 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    fake๐Ÿ˜‚u can tell

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  • July 9, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    Can you play it with a PlayStation 3 controller, transfer games to and from the system and delete unwanted games?

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  • July 9, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Does the frame rate limit work on ps4 too?

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  • July 10, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    psone is trash og nintendo was dope

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  • July 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    Nice in-doors hat.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    My Walmart dropped it to $20 sooo

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    Lmao my old PlayStation doesn't have USB bruh

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:09 am
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    Not for real PlayStation

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  • July 15, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    19.99 on Amazon today…..and I still don't want it.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    When you add US region games via bleemsync, will they run at 60hz automatically?

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  • July 16, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    True blue.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    I just got it for 20 bucks on prime day

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  • July 18, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    Note 1:You Don't need this adapter unless if you want bluetooth to access the menu.If you have a modded PlayStation classic,you can simply press select + triangle
    Note 2:you CAN save menu configs. You just need to go to save global config.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    Man I couldn't watch this whole video. His damn rambling really is annoying. Doesn't even take a breath, I wonder how he even breathes? He needs to lay off the freaking coffee!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    I got my PS Classic for only $20 today.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Tekken 3 works a lot better when you disable frame limiter ๐Ÿค˜

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  • August 6, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    I got it for 30$ at Best buy's… got it for wild arms…wish it had about 20 other games on it though.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Am I able somehow to play Sega games and Nintendo? For example Sonic and Mario Bros 2

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  • August 11, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    Do get nintendo hacks idiot ps what go in kids game bc isuck

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  • August 11, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    If you destroy the controller can you get a free micro USB cable

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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    "Go buy this awsome, overpriced USB Stick from 8Bitdo, instead of just plugging your Keyboard into the Console!" #Ad

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  • August 16, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    So in the menu where it says cheats are they already on it or do you have to but them on it?

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  • August 20, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    I want to see the original Xbox come back and smaller than the original square โฌœ Xbox

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  • September 4, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    I thought it was for ps1

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:04 pm
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    You talk way too fast sometimes

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    We need more content for the ps classic like new accesories and games(miniature discs to fit in with the ps classic)

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:43 am
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    I want the twisted metal game but,now I like it

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    where can I buy?

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    Out of the box, PS Classic is pretty much trash. Mod it with AutoBleem for eg. and it becomes absolutely a BEAST of mini consoles! I did and I absolutely love my PS Classic now. ๐Ÿ˜

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  • September 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    At my local best buy they sell the ps classic for $20

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