Sony will drop its retro gaming console this winter

20 September, 2018, 12:25 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • PlayStation Classic PS1 PSone

The original Sony PlayStation console was first introduced in 1994, nearly 25 years ago. Sony is now getting in on the classic console action with the PlayStation Classic landing December 3.

The PlayStation Classic, which is 45% of its original size thanks to games being pre-loaded onto the console will come with 20 iconic games, although only five have been revealed so far.

To celebrate this anniversary-OK, to follow in the footsteps of Nintendo and the IP owners of other classic consoles from Atari, Coleco, Mattel, and more-Sony will release the PlayStation Classic mini-console on December 3. Clearly Sony is trying to capitalise upon the nostalgic spirit that drives a lot of the gaming industry - and conveniently just in time for the holiday season.

"This PlayStation Classic announcement is super out of left field".

Both Nintendo Classic consoles were incredibly hard to find, and it wasn't up until recently that the NES Classic's production picked up to meet the overwhelming demand for it. It's a flawless pick-up-and-play game for the Classic, but due licensing issues, it's highly unlikely that either game appears on the system.

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As for the hardware, the box will contain the miniature console itself, two full-size controllers, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable for power.

If Nintendo's retro consoles, the NES Classic and SNES Classic, are any indication, the PlayStation Classic will be extremely popular. An AC adaptor is not included and will have to be purchased separately. You'll be able to pick it up on that date for the price $99.99, $CAD 129.99, or €99.99 and pre-orders should be opening up soon at select retailers.

Sony knows you need much more of a nostalgia boost than the remastered Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot games.

Here are the retailers now selling the PlayStation Classic in the UK. Sony announced the news in a blog post early this morning, just a few weeks shy of the revolutionary console's 23rd anniversary.

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