Sony have announced today that the Playstation Classic, a mini version of the original Playstation console, will launch worldwide on 3 December 2018. The console will feature 20 games installed on it out of the box on the Playstation Classic’s built in flash memory. It will display these games in up to 720p HD and comes with two original Playstation controllers. All for a reasonable price of £89.99 / $99USD / €99.99 / 9,980 yen.
Clearly inspired by the recent success Nintendo have had with the NES Classic & SNES Classic, Sony will be hoping the Playstation Classic will sell extremely well this holiday. It certainly should as the original Playstation is beloved by millions of gamers who will want to snatch one up and relive some past nostalgic memories.
Sony have only announced 5 of the 20 games included at the time of writing this article. Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash!, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. We will be keeping an eye out for the rest of the games as they are announced and will let you know as soon as possible. The console connects to your TV with the included HDMI and uses a USB cable for power. Slightly annoyingly Sony have opted to follow Nintendo in not including a USB power adapter so you will have to purchase one separately before you can use the Playstation Classic. A good way around this is most modern TVs have a USB slot on the back so you can plug it into the TV directly for power.
What other 15 games would you like to see on the Playstation Classic? Personally as a huge Lara fan I’m hoping Tomb Raider gets some love on there! Particularly Tomb Raider 3 if I have to choose as it is my favourite entry of the original Playstation games. Let me know in the comments below what games you want and we have a poll running here on the Hidden Gems Facebook Group, our community hub here at Stoffel Presents. So please feel free to jump in and discuss your favourite original Playstation games with our community! Below you can watch the official announcement trailer for the Playstation Classic and stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
3 thoughts on “Playstation Classic Mini Retro Console Announced”
If this comes with 20 built-in games AND the ability to play discs it would be amazing!!!
In the trailer it says it can play discs! But it says virtual discs so maybe the 20 games are on a compilation disc or some sort of flash drive. Which means if it’s removable storage of some sort they will probably make more games! However, by the sounds of it original Playstation discs won’t work. So my guess is they will sell more packs of games separately for it after launch.
I also find it a bit odd they’ve went with the original controllers too instead of the dualshocks. They can be sold separately I guess. Maybe they wanted to keep the initial cost of the console down. It would have been nice to have some online functionality with it too considering most of these games have had newer ports with online added.