The original PlayStation is 25 years old. iFixit turns his screwdrivers and plastic chisels into one of his signature tatters on the retro console. There are not many surprises inside the 25-year-old device, but mining is still neat for several reasons.
First of all, it's crazy to see how far advanced our current consoles are compared to these earlier models. As emphasized by iFixit the standard non-Pro-PlayStation 4 has 50x the processing power and 4,000x the memory of the original PlayStation – to the point that the original does not even have a fan for cooling needed the internals down.
Beyond the cool factor of seeing the inside of an original PlayStation – which by the way is much easier to crack at iFixit than the glued modern hardware – it It's also nice to have clean, high-resolution images of this hardware, which is a relative rarity, considering how far digital photography has thrived over the past two decades.