Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Sony Offers PlayStation Classic Mini-Console With 20 Games on December 3

Sony Offers PlayStation Classic Mini-Console With 20 Games on December 3

After the success of Nintendo's mini retro consoles, we have seen others attempt to follow in its footsteps.

The PlayStation Classic is a remake of the first Sony PlayStation console; arguably a console that disrupted the dominance of Nintendo and Sega which dominated 8-bit and 16-bit gaming. "All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format", Sony said in a blog post.

Confirmed games are Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, and Jumping Flash.

Sony's PlayStation Classic will become available from 3 December 2018. Nintendo's mini-consoles preloaded with classic games flew off shelves, and fetched a very high resale price on eBay and Amazon.

In the USA the PlayStation Classic can be pre-ordered from BestBuy.

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The small console has HDMI compatibility, slots for two classic PlayStation controllers, and a reset button that suspends activity, which all is provoking a particular sense of deja vu. In the United Kingdom the console can be pre-ordered from Amazon, GAME, and ShopTo.

The PlayStation Classic is powered by USB cable, meaning that any port capable of 5W out, or via a USB-to-AC plug, is capable of powering the console.

It looks like a smaller version of the original PlayStation, released in 1994, but ditches the disc drive in favour for a storage system containing the games. Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below and tell us what you think about the PlayStation Classic!

Between updated versions of classics (this new take of Theme Hospital is already eating away all of our free time), to entire collections getting re-released (like all of these), people love replaying old games.

The lack of a new Classic Nintendo system creates a potential opening for Sony. We'll have to wait for the full lineup.

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