Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December
Well, this news caught us by surprise but at the same time who’s to say it was unexpected?
Sony is following in the footsteps of Nintendo and launching a retro miniaturized version of the PlayStation console – 25 years after its initial release. Aptly called the PlayStation Classic, the mini console will retain the original console’s design and button layout, original controllers (two will be included) and packaging but in a miniature form factor.
It will also include HDMI and USB cables, but unfortunately, not a USB AC adaptor for power supply. One is sold separately by Sony, but it’s safe to say you can use any third-party adaptor as long as it meets the minimum voltage requirement.
According to the Sony press release, the PlayStation Classic is “45 % smaller on the sides and 80% smaller in volume” than the original console. The console will be pre-loaded with 20 titles including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Sony isn’t revealing the rest of the titles just yet. (Ed’s Note: there’s no harm praying to Konami to allow Sony to bundle in Metal Gear Solid)If you’re in the habit of collecting Classic miniature consoles, this is definitely one to add to your collection. Otherwise, some of the above mentioned games are already available on the PlayStation Vita, iOS, PC and soon, even on the Nintendo Switch anyway.The PlayStation Classic will retail for S$139 (or US$99) and at retail stores on 3rd December – the console’s birthday.