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Sony announces PlayStation Classic mini console, available December 3 with 20 preloaded games

The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original console. (Source: Sony)
The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original console. (Source: Sony)
The PlayStation brand is celebrating 25 years of existence on December 3 this year, and Sony is launching the PlayStation Classic mini console to mark the special anniversary. Sony will preload the PlayStation Classic with 20 iconic games like Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3 and R4: Ridge Racer Type 4. Also included in the bundle are two controllers for local split-screen multiplayer sessions.
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25 years ago, Sony was stepping onto the home gaming console stage with the PlayStation - the first console to really stand up to Nintendo’s supremacy at the time. PlayStation was among the first 32-bit consoles to hit the mass market, and it single-handedly eliminated most of the competitors, to the point the only real challenge came from Sega and Nintendo, which skipped the 32-bit generation altogether and rushed for a 64-bit version.

Sony already presented a special edition PlayStation 4 Pro earlier this summer, but the retro gaming community that embraced Nintendo’s NES and SNES classic remakes demanded a re-release for the original PlayStation. It took a bit, but now Sony is finally announcing the PlayStation Classic console, which will come bundled with 20 of the most iconic games of the mid ‘90s.

Taking cues from Nintendo, Sony’s PlayStation Classic will come in a smaller form factor than the original. According to Sony’s press release, “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.”

In addition to the PlayStation Classic console, the bundle will also include an HDMI cable, a USB cable, two controllers for split screen multiplayer, and a virtual memory card which will store users’ game progress. Of the 20 games that will be preinstalled on the console, Sony only confirmed Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash!, and Wild Arms for now.

The PlayStation Classic console will begin shipping on December 3, exactly 25 years after the initial release, and will get a US$99.9 MSRP.

The contents of the PlayStation Classic box (Source: Sony)
The contents of the PlayStation Classic box (Source: Sony)

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Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1529 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-09-20 (Update: 2018-09-20)