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Stacked up against its contemporary nostalgia machine, the PlayStation Classic, our original PlayStation is a veritable giant.

The PSC does an honorable job of culling all the memorable bits of its namesake's design and cramming them into a cute little gray box. We appreciate the attention to detail—everything from the vents along the side of the console to the "memory card" slots seem to be present and accounted for.

One omission we simply cannot overlook, however, is the un-open-able CD lid. Why, Sony, would you taunt us with a real, push-able Open button if it does not, in fact, open anything? Perhaps that's why sales never took off.

What's that? Oh, right ... This is a teardown! Let's get back to it.

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