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Embrace Nostalgia with Classic PS1 Games (PAL)

Since its release in 1994, the original Sony PlayStation has sold over 100 million units worldwide. The platform created iconic titles in gaming history, like Tomb Raider, Crash Bandicoot, and Gran Turismo. While the PS1 was discontinued in 2006, you can still find a large variety of PS1 games (PAL) available for sale on eBay.

What should you consider before purchasing a PS1 game?

There's a huge range of PS1 games PAL available on eBay. It's important to take a couple of things into consideration before purchasing a game:

  • Console region: You should make sure that your PS1 console is compatible with the region-lock on the game disc. There are 3 console regions - NTSC-J (Japan & South Asian countries.), NTSC (USA, Middle East, Canada, and the rest of the world.), and PAL (Australia, Europe, New Zealand).
  • Condition of game: Since PS1 games are no longer manufactured, you will likely be purchasing a used game. It's important to make sure that the condition of the product meets your requirement (i.e. intact case).
  • Memory card: It's worth making sure you have the required memory on your card to make saves in the game. It's an issue that you can easily avoid, as you can always choose from a variety of PS1 memory cards to increase your options.
Can you use PS1 games on a later Playstation model?

It's possible to play PS1 games on the next generation console, the PS2. However, you will be unable to play the disc-based PS1 games on the PS3, and also on the next generation of Playstation consoles, the PS4.

Are there new PS1 games for sale?

Game developers no longer support the PS1 system, so there will be no new games developed for the system. However, there is a wide variety of high-quality classic games available, and many of these may be as-new or unplayed.

Can you play with more than one person on PS1 games?

The PS1 was made before the advent of online gaming, however many games support co-operative gaming. This involves using more than one controller, usually in a split screen. You should make sure the PS1 game you are looking to purchase supports two-players before buying.

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