Sony announces the PlayStation Classic, and it costs $100

The PlayStation Classic will come pre-installed with 20 original PlayStation titles

Get ready to board the nostalgia train. The Sony PlayStation Classic is here, which will take you back to the era of the PlayStation, the console that started it all. Released about 25 years ago, it was the first console to have 100 million units shipped worldwide.

The PlayStation Classic will compete with Nintendo’s SNES Classic and NES Classic consoles. And much like them, it will be a compact version of the original console. The PlayStation Classic will be 45% smaller than the original console, and can apparently fit in the hand. It will also come with two original controllers and an HDMI cable. The console will be powered by a USB cable. It could be a problem if your TV does not have a USB port, as the adapter will be sold separately.

The disc tray is decorative, as well as the memory card slots. The games will be saved on “virtual memory card”. You can suspend or freeze your progress with the reset button and the Open button will switch games. The PlayStation Classic will come pre-installed with 20 original PS titles. For now, only 5 titles have been officially announced; Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

The console is only available in US and Canada for now and is up for pre-orders. It will officially release on December 3, 2018, and will be sold for $99.99 in the US and $129.99 CAN in Canada. You can pre-order it from GameStop, Best Buy and Walmart.

Sony has said that they will announce new titles for the PlayStation Classic in the near future. “There are more fan favorites, and we can’t wait to share more details in the coming months”, they said in the official announcement.

Would you get the PS Classic? Do let us know what you think in the comments below.

MN | Rudraaksh

MN | Rudraaksh

Rudraaksh is a dentist by trade but a gamer by heart. He’s written for adventure sports website and volunteered for a Germany based newsletter, but is currently taking the esports scene by storm.

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