Original PlayStation vs PS One Slim: Key Differences

Original Sony PlayStation

Much bigger gray box Easier to hack/mod

Original Sony PlayStation

Pros - Easy to hack/mod (if you're into that sort of thing) - Original design is iconic/nostalgic for PlayStation fans Cons - Much bulkier than the PS One - Not compatible with the 5-inch LCD screen

Original Sony PlayStation

Overview: What's there to say about the original PlayStation? It's iconic. It's a great piece of hardware that's totally worth owning today due to the console's excellent library of games. But is it worth purchasing over the redesigned PS One?

PS One

- Smaller, sleeker redesign - Compatible with attachable 5-inch LCD screen - Better protected against modchips, making it harder to hack the console - No separate “Reset” button - Removed the “Serial I/O” port present in the original model

PS One

Pros - Much smaller than the original design - Compatible with the 5-inch LCD Cons Not as easy to mod?

PS One

Overview: The most notable positive to the PS One is a fairly obvious one – it leaves a much smaller footprint than the original model. There are also some reports by users that the PS One is more reliable than the original model.

Bottom Line:  The slimmer design and attachable LCD give the PS One a slight advantage over its predecessor. If portability and aesthetics aren't that big of a deal for you, then take your pick between the two models.  For everyone else, the PS One is the console of choice.