Sony Preparing a PlayStation Classic

Sony has announced that it will be releasing a miniature version of the original PlayStation, known as the PlayStation Classic. At 45% the size of the original system, the console will feature several modern conveniences and twenty pre-loaded games, five of which have been announced: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Additional games will be announced in the coming months before the system’s release on December 3, 2018. The system will retail for $99.99.

The PlayStation Classic will connect to TVs via an HDMI output and will also come with a USB cable to power the system. An AC Power adapter will not be included with the package. The same buttons from the original remain, though the functions of the Reset and Open buttons have changed. Reset will now suspend games while the Open button will change the Virtual Disc. A second controller will be included for games with supported multiplayer.


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3 Responses

  1. mooserocka mooserocka says:

    not interested , the games that come with it are kind of lame all are on psn pretty much.

  2. MyopicMirror MyopicMirror says:

    I’m somewhat interested, it really depends on what the other 15 games are. Something rare-ish stuff like Thousand Arms or Tales of Destiny that isn’t already on the PSN store could make it worthwhile.

  3. LordGolbez LordGolbez says:

    $100? This already seems like a longshot considering that most of the best games have already been available digitally. Even if they took it away now (which I wouldn’t be surprised as a shady business tactic), I’m sure lots of people have already downloaded the ones they want, especially people who would buy this. But $100. Keep in mind on PS3, the price for PSX games was often $5 and they would sometimes be cheaper on sale. So basically for 20 games, they’re offering the same price per game without the flexibility of choosing the specific games you want. Bundles like these should obviously come at a discount on a per game level for that reason. Also, this is more expensive than the SNES classic with probably less nostalgia incentive. I see this as a crash and burn business decision, but I probably shouldn’t underestimate the lack of prudence among consumers.

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