PlayStation Classic offers 20 PS1 games in one miniature package

Sony has jumped aboard the retro console game, offering a miniature version of the original PlayStation in time for the holidays.

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If Nintendo has proven anything over the last couple of years, it's that miniature versions of old-school consoles are in high demand. And if you're Sony and you have a beloved retro console yourself, why deny the trend? Late Tuesday evening, Sony officially announced that it would introduce its own old-school console offering, the PlayStation Classic.

According to PlayStation.Blog, the PlayStation Classic will come pre-loaded with 20 games from the original PlayStation console. So far, the confirmed games are Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The full lineup will be revealed at a later date.

Like its competitors, the PlayStation Classic will come in a smaller size, approximated to be 45 percent smaller than the original console. The package will include two PlayStation controllers, an HDMI cord, a USB cable, and a virtual memory card for save files.

The PlayStation Classic is set to retail for $99.99 and will release on December 3. No word on how much supply Sony is looking to offer for the initial shipment, but pre-orders are currently open at various retailers for those looking to pick up an early Christmas present.

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    September 18, 2018 11:55 PM

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      September 19, 2018 12:53 AM

      I still have my PS2 set up and all my PS1 disks.

      Wonder what the other games will be and if it can ever have more added.

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        September 19, 2018 4:19 AM

        The PSC gives me some fond memories. I forwarded the link to it to my high school friend, thinking he'd feel the same.

        "But my PS1 still works." LOL

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      September 19, 2018 8:21 AM

      if this new console doesn't have the crazy load times that the original had like 20 years ago, then it'll be an awesome little device

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      September 19, 2018 1:04 PM

      I can't find a complete list of the games anywhere. Still, the announced ones are some of my favorites. Just not sure if my nostalgia is enough to justify $100 for games with really primitive 3D graphics.

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        September 19, 2018 1:19 PM

        I don’t think Sony has released a list yet.