[UPDATE] Best Buy has the PlayStation Classic up for pre-order (for now).
It appears Sony is jumping on the miniature retro console release bandwagon that Nintendo started with the NES and SNES Classic consoles. Today, the tech-giant announced that the original PlayStation console will be miniaturized and loaded with 20 games in time for a 2019 holiday release.
Just like Nintendo’s Classic consoles, the PlayStation Classic will ship with two wired controllers, a USB cable for power, and an HDMI cable. In a cheap move though, there will be no included AC adapter, so you will have to either find an open USB port on your TV, or gank an adapter from one of your other USB powered devices. Hopefully, the wires on the controllers are of decent length, but we should expect a third party retailer to create a Wi-Fi controller, so if they are too short, there should be an alternative.
The only announced games so far are: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. I mean honestly FFVII is all I needed to see to seal the deal for me on this PlayStation Classic console, so I’m down, but hopefully the other 15 titles feature a few more iconic gems from the PS One era.
The PlayStation Classic console will release on December 3, 2019 for $99.99. Hopefully, unlike Nintendo, Sony will provide ample supply to allow all interested gamers a chance to get one without paying black market prices. Hopefully.
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