In an attempt to emulate the successes of Nintendo's NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini, Sony recently unveiled the PlayStation Classic, a mini retro console that's set to arrive just in time for the holiday season.
Looking, playing and presumably smelling exactly the same as the original Sony PlayStation, the Classic is 45% smaller than the original and will come pre-loaded with 20 games, playable in their original format. While the full lineup of bundled launch games has yet to be revealed, classic titles such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms have already been confirmed.
The PlayStation Classic release date is December 3rd, and it will come with two replica controllers in the box, along with an HDMI cable and a USB cable. It'll need a USB AC adapter for power though, and this isn't included in the box so you'll need to get one of those separately, or use the 5V charger from a phone. or tablet
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Platform: Original Sony PlayStation | Release date: December 3rd 2018 | Games: 20 bundled as standard | Controllers: Two replica wired PlayStation control pads | Model name: SCPH-1000R | Power: USB AC (not included)
The launch price of the PlayStation Classic is $99.99 in the US, £89.99 in the UK and $149.99 in Australia, and pre-orders are already going live at various online stores. If you're interested in picking up one of these consoles, we'd highly recommend pre-ordering as soon as possible. The original PlayStation was the first console in history to sell more than 100 million units and to this day is still the second best selling console of all time behind only the PlayStation 2 in the history books. So there are a lot of people out there who hold this console close to their hearts and will jump at the chance of taking a stroll down memory lane.
As such, demand for this thing is going to be high, and as previous retro consoles have been hard to get hold of, we'd guess the PlayStation Classic will be no different.