Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 at 03:25 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new mini console will include 20 pre-loaded games.
Sony has announced a new PlayStation Classic retro game console. The system is designed to look like a miniature version of the company's original PlayStation and will include two controllers and 20 pre-loaded games. Pre-orders are now live for $100 through Amazon and Best Buy.
The PlayStation Classic mimics the look and feel of the original system but is about 45% smaller. Likewise, the device doesn't actually feature a disc drive. Instead, the Open button is used to switch games and the Reset button is used to suspend games. The package includes the console, two wired controllers, a virtual memory card, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable -- though users will need their own separate USB AC adaptor to power the unit.
20 games will be pre-loaded on the system and playable in their original formats. While a full list of titles has not been announced yet, the collection will include games like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. More games will be revealed at a later date.
The original PlayStation console was first released on December 3, 1994 in Japan and September 9, 1995 in the US. Over 100 million units of the console have been sold. The device was succeeded by the PlayStation 2 in 2000, the PlayStation 3 in 2006, and the PlayStation 4 in 2013.
Sony's PlayStation Classic ($100) is now available for pre-order for a December 3 release. The retro console will join similar previously released mini systems from Nintendo, including the NES Classic Edition ($60) and SNES Classic Edition ($80).
Source: PlayStation Blog
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