If you’ve been a fan of Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic models, Sony is not going to lag behind the trend as it recently announced that it will release the PlayStation Classic on December 3. The console will be 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation console and come preloaded with 20 games as well as include two controllers, USB cable, and an HDMI cable.
From the official 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.
While the whole list of titles have not been announced yet (as well as the fact that these aren’t the controllers with DualShock included), excitement is buzzing for what Sony will announced further down the road. Just make sure to get those pre-orders in before it’s too late! Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.