Following Nintendo’s release of the NES Classic and SNES Classic, Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic.
Like its predecessors, the PlayStation Classic is a mini version of the original PlayStation console. It will come pre-loaded with 20 game titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. It will also come with a pair of replica controllers.
You can find more information on the console, including how much it will cost and when you’ll be able to get it, below.
Here’s the details from PlayStation Worldwide Marketing senior vice president Eric Lempel on the PlayStation Blog:
Almost 25 years ago, the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, it was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, offering consumers a chance to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time.
Today, we are excited to announce that we are bringing back the original PlayStation experience in a new miniaturized version – PlayStation Classic! The console will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan-favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.
The mini console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation, and it emulates the original’s look and feel by featuring similar controllers and packaging. Long-time fans will appreciate the nostalgia that comes with rediscovering the games they know and love, while gamers who might be new to the platform can enjoy the groundbreaking PlayStation console experience that started it all. All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format.
Available for pre-order at select retailers across the US and CAN, each unit will also come with an HDMI cable to connect to their TV, a USB cable, and two controllers for local multiplayer within compatible titles. PlayStation Classic will be available for $99.99 USD (MSRP) / $129.99 CAN (MSRP) on December 3, 2018 – a historic date for all of us at PlayStation.
Visit PlayStation.com for more details on regional availability, and stay tuned to the Blog for the full lineup of titles coming to PlayStation Classic. There are more fan favorites, and we can’t wait to share more details in the coming months.
*AC adaptor sold separately
My excitement for these mini consoles died not long after we first found out about the NES Classic Edition a couple of years ago, when it became clear that Nintendo had no interest in meeting the overwhelming consumer demand for them.
Here’s hoping Sony has a different strategy. Like “Hey, instead of letting other people make money selling these at absurdly high prices because we didn’t make nearly enough of them…why don’t we just make more so that we can have ALL the monies and buy cool stuff for ourselves like funny t-shirts and wacky flavored Pop Tarts?!” Brilliant. Do that.