Sony Introduces PlayStation Classic, With 20 Pre-Loaded Games
Sony introduced the original PlayStation almost 25 years ago. Now, the Japanese company is ready to introduce a miniature version of the original PlayStation that you can connect to your modern television using an HDMI cable. Sony is calling it the PlayStation Classic.
In the past few years, Nintendo also cashed in on nostalgia by launching NES Classic and SNES Classic. And following in Nintendo’s footsteps, the PlayStation Classic will include some of the hits from the original PlayStation. The PlayStation Classic will have 20 pre-loaded games in total. However, as of now, Sony has only announced five of them, namely, Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms.
The PlayStation Classic is approximately 45% smaller than the original version. However, the new console will emulate the look of the older one, the company claimed on their official blog. The blog post also articulated that the console will feature similar controllers and packaging as the original one. Alleviating the curiosity of the original PlayStation fans, Sony said that the users can play the pre-loaded games in their original format. The new PlayStation will also feature two wired controllers, and a virtual memory card.
The PlayStation Classic: Availability and Price
The miniature version of the original PlayStation will be available on 3 December this year, at the cost of $99.99 in the U.S., that is approximately Rs. 7300.
Sony’s PlayStation has been elevated to the position of a titan in the gaming circuit. A few months back it was revealed that there are 76 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the world. Now it remains to be seen how receptive PlayStation fans will be when it comes to the upcoming PlayStation Classic.