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PlayStation Classic Retro Console Announced by Sony

20 September, 2018, 12:26 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • PlayStation Classic mini retro console is launching in time for Christmas

PlayStation One Classic is nearly half the size of Sony's original 1994 console, making it small enough to hold in one hand.

Sony has confirmed that the system's additional games will be announced on the PlayStation Classic's official web page over the coming weeks. As for the games, Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash! Sony's PlayStation Classic is available for pre-order at select retailers across the US and Canada at $99.99 USA and $129.99 Canadian. Clearly Sony is trying to capitalise upon the nostalgic spirit that drives a lot of the gaming industry - and conveniently just in time for the holiday season.

Instead, the open button on the PS One Classic switches virtual discs, while the "reset" is used to quit games in progress.

With the announcement of the PlayStation Classic, it's going to be a race to lock down those pre-orders. Sony went with "right after most of the USA has gone to bed" when revealing the PlayStation Classic last night. And hey, just like back in the day, they came out ahead of the N64 Classic.

Nintendo has proven that retro consoles get people excited. Regrettably, the packaging won't include a power plug adapter which is required for the device to function. The short "Introducing PlayStation Classic" video lists reveals only some of the included games. Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below and tell us what you think about the PlayStation Classic!

And unlike pretty much every piece of Nintendo hardware ever, it's super easy to pre-order at the moment. In its first launch of the retro NES Classic in late 2016, Nintendo sold approximately 2.3 million units in five months and sold out its entire stock by July 2017.

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