Sony Announces "PlayStation Classic" Mini Console, Comes With 20 Games

PlayStation Classic mini retro console is launching in time for Christmas

Sony is following in the footsteps of fellow Japanese games-maker Nintendo, which has released miniature versions of two of its classic consoles in recent years.

In a nostalgia-laced blog post announcing the PlayStation Classic, Sony said: "Almost 25 years ago, the original PlayStation was introduced to the world". The PlayStation Classic also comes bundled with two wired controllers that are reminiscent of the original controllers - with the same ergonomic design and identical button placements.

The PlayStation Classic is available for pre-order in the U.S. for $99.99, and ships on 3 December 2018. It follows the immensely popular NES Classic and SNES Classic, both of which were big hits for rival Nintendo.

The mini version will come with 20 retro titles, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3.

Classic adventure game "Final Fantasy VII" is among the first five titles announced for the PlayStation Classic's on-board library ahead of a December 3 launch.

You can see a whole bunch more neat photos at the official site for the PlayStation Classic.

A close-up of the PlayStation Classic's controller ports. It is a tribute to the original PlayStation. The unusual thing about it is that you use said USB cable to power the console, but it doesn't come with its own USB AC adapter.

PlayStation Classic will be available*1 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 9,980 yen in Japan, $ 99 Dollars in North America and € 99 in Europe. An AC adaptor is not included and will have to be purchased separately. You do get a virtual card to save your game progress.

"PlayStation Classic is a ideal fit for nostalgic PlayStation fans that enjoyed playing the original PlayStation as well as gamers new to PlayStation who want to experience classic PlayStation games from the 1990s", Sony said in a statement. After all, like the NES Classic, Sony's old console should also sell out, especially ahead of Christmas.

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