Sony today announced that they would be releasing their own take on the retro mini console craze. The PlayStation classic seeks to reintroduce us to the iconic introduction of the PlayStation brand back in 1994 and 1995. The console will launch on the 24th anniversary of the original PlayStation on December 3rd. It comes with two wired PS styled controllers and a USB cable for power however, oddly it doesn’t include an AC adapter so you’ll have to provide that yourself. It will however come with an HDMI cable for connecting to your TV.
Compared to other retro consoles it is a bit expensive when you look at the $60 Nintendo NES Classic Edition and $80 SNES Classic Edition. The NES Classic Editionalso comes with the most games at the cheapest price with 30 games pre-loaded compared to the 20 on the SNES and PlayStation Classic. The PlayStation Classic is $100 but you do get an entire new era of games in both 2D and 3D. Sega, who announced a Mega Drive Mini earlier this year also announced they have delayed their project until next year to ensure quality and also to ensure that it releases at the same time in America, Europe and Japan.
The console will bundle 20 games but Sony have only shown us 5 of them. Those games are Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. To switch between games you can press the physical “Open” button on the console. I’m hoping for an alternative way using the controller because I don’t wanna have to get up every time I wanna change my game like back in the olden days.
If it wasn’t for the fact that I had no real nostalgia for the PlayStation 1, starting my home console journey with the PS2, I would probably be all over this console, and I can already see it as a good Christmas present for my brother who I remember having a PS1 while growing up. It will of course be released just before the holidays. What do you think the as of yet unannounced games will be? I would put money down on Crash Bandicoot. I would also probably expect Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill if it wasn’t for the fact that I can’t see Konami allowing it. What do you think the console will have to keep us entertained? Let me know in the comments down below!