Sony Announces PlayStation Classic; Retails For RM429

Yolanda Curtis
September 19, 2018

After rival Nintendo found huge success with the NES Classic Mini and the SNES Classic Mini, Sony has announced it is also jumping on the mini retro console bandwagon.

Mini versions of classic consoles seem to be all the rage as companies look to tap into some serious nostalgia. In the United States, the PlayStation Classic will come at a retail price of $99.99, with a release date of December 3-that's the original Japanese release date of the PlayStation.

"Almost 25 years ago, the original PlayStation was introduced to the world", said the PS Blog announcement.

The PlayStation One Classic come with two controllers and an HDMI slot, which is used to connect the updated 1994 console to modern HD TVs. The system costs $100 United States dollars, $130 CAD, and 9,980 yen.

As we all witnessed with the NES Classic Edition hype, people can't get enough of throwback miniature consoles.

If you thought that Sony will just sit idly by and watch Nintendo sell new versions of old consoles that are quite popular with the crowds, then think again. As with those machines, the PlayStation Classic will not be able to download further titles.

The controllers are full-size replicas of the PS1's original gamepads, not the later DualShock ones, and so don't include analog sticks or vibration.

The PlayStation Classic is now available for pre-order at select retailers across the U.S. and Canada. So basically, every region is going to have those five games, but the other 15 are likely to be slightly varied depending on your region.

The design of the Sony PlayStation Classic reminds us of the original PlayStation, and features the same colourful PlayStation logo on top as well as identical layout and package.

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