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Sony announces PlayStation Classic mini console


With the success of the Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic Edition consoles, there was probably no way that Sony also wasn’t thinking of getting into the business of releasing a super cute scaled down console based on the original PlayStation… so here we are.

Just announced, the PlayStation Classic, which is a retro mini console pre-loaded with 20 classic PlayStation games, 2 original-style wired controllers and HDMI and USB cables all included in nostalgic PlayStation packaging and set for a December 3, 2018 release for $99.99.

At the moment, we know for sure that some of the pre-loaded games will include classics such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms with more games to be revealed before the launch.  There’s a bit more information at the official site here.

See an announcement trailer, product shots and the announcement from the PS Blog below.

Introducing PlayStation Classic:

PlayStation Classic product shots:

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.