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PlayStation Classic Retro Mini-Console Announced

September 19, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
PlayStation Classic

Yes, this is real. This is not a joke. Sony PlayStation is getting in on the retro mini-console craze with one of their own. The company officially unveiled a retro mini-console for the original Sony PlayStation console, dubbed the PlayStation Classic. You can check out the reveal video in the player below.

The retro console arrives later this December. It will feature 20 classic games built into the system and cost $99.99. The console will be HDMI-enabled in order to connect to your TV and come with two wired controllers and a virtual memory card (remember those?) to save your games when you switch between titles.

Announced games for the console include Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash!, and Wild Arms. The rest of the games will be announced at a later date. Hopefully, the original Metal Gear Solid and Crash Bandicoot, which were console luminaries for the original PlayStation, will make it on as well. The original release of Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation sold close to 10 million copies worldwide.

It appears that Sony is following in the footsteps of Nintendo, who released retro mini-consoles for the original NES and SNES, which were dubbed the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition. Earlier this year, SEGA also announced a retro mini-console for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. However, Nintendo’s respective classic editions were considerably cheaper than Sony’s upcoming version.

Similar to the Nintendo versions, the PlayStation classic is a miniaturized version of the original PlayStation console design. This version is 45 percent smaller than the original console.

The original PlayStation console was first released in Japan way back in December 1994. It later made its debut in the United States in September 1995 and would define an entire new generation of gaming.

The PlayStation Classic arrives on December 3, 2018. It appears BestBuy.com and GameStop are now accepting pre-orders for the console.

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