SONY WILL LAUNCH A PLAYSTATION CLASSIC THIS DECEMBERDate: 2018-09-19
Sony will be following in the steps of Nintendo and will be bringing back its original PlayStation console nearly 25 years after its initial release.
The PlayStation Classic console will be a miniature gaming device and will cost around $99.99 and, similar to the Nintendo NES and SNES Classic consoles, will come pre-loaded with 20 "genre-defining" titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer Type 4. The device will launch globally on December 3rd.
In addition to a standard mini-PlayStation, buyers will also get two classic PS1 controllers for games that support local multiplayer when they purchase the bundle. We don't yet have a full list of games, but Sony's press release confirms two other titles: Jumping Flash and Wild Arms.
Considering Sony seems to be a bit better than Nintendo when it comes to hardware supply, it doesn't seem likely this will be quite as hard to get your hands on as the NES or SNES Classic have been. That's good news for those longing for retro PlayStation feels and some good old-fashioned Square role-playing games. (Granted, you can already play a lot of classic PlayStation games as it is on iOS, PC, and, soon, the Nintendo Switch too.)