Following in the footsteps of companies like Nintendo, Sega, and SNK, Sony has just announced a retro miniature console of their own. The PlayStation Classic launches this December, and comes with a number of PlayStation games.
The PlayStation Classic takes on the form factor of the original PlayStation console, but is 45% smaller. When it launches in December 3, it will come pre-loaded with 20 classic PlayStation titles, including Namco’s Tekken 3.
The inclusion of Tekken 3 should come as no surprise, as the series was synonymous with PlayStation during the 1990s. Other titles that have been confirmed to be pre-loaded into the PlayStation Classic include Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Wild Arms, and Jumping Flash.
What’s interesting about this announcement is that these titles are described as “pre-loaded”, which seems to imply the possibility to purchase and load more games into the PlayStation Classic, an ability that’s missing from the existing mini consoles on the market. We’ll likely learn if this is the case once the remaining 15 titles are announced in the near future.
The PlayStation Classic is now available for pre-order in the US and Canada for $99.99 USD or $129.99 CAD. Included in the package are USB cable for power, HDMI cable, and 2 classic-styled controllers. [Those that were hoping for Dual Shock controllers: the original PlayStation didn’t include them, the feature was introduced later in the PlayStation’s run. So it appears the focus in this collection will only be on the early pre-analog titles. Maybe a future upgrade will be possible? We’ll see. – Editor]
Source: PlayStation Blog