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Sony's $100 PlayStation Classic will launch this December

By midian182 · 22 replies
Sep 19, 2018
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  1. 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. The Japanese gaming giant has announced the PlayStation Classic, which will feature 20 pre-loaded games including some of the original’s top titles: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

    The device will arrive on December 3—24 years after the launch of the original—and cost $99.99 (or €99.99/£89.99). It comes with two original PS1 controllers for local multiplayer with compatible titles and an HDMI cable. As with the SNES Classic, an included USB cable is used for power, rather than bundling it with an AC adaptor.

    Compared to the PS1, the PlayStation Classic is 45 percent smaller. Some nice touches of the new machine include using the Reset button to “suspend” games, while the Open button changes titles.

    In addition to Nintendo’s mini consoles, a Commodore 64 Mini, which has been available in Europe for a few months, launches in the US on October 9. There’s also the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis, in the US) Mini, but that’s been delayed until next year.

    PlayStation fans will no doubt be excited at the prospect of the PlayStation Classic, which is available for pre-order at select retailers across the US and Canada.

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  2. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TechSpot Staff Posts: 680   +660

    'Member when nostalgia made more money than innovation? I 'member.
    Reehahs, Trillionsin and SirDigby like this.
  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,696   +427

    I'll just go dig out my PS1 from the garage instead :)
  5. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 414   +416

    Too much for a PS1 imo. Then again I'm not a PS fan.

    Still waiting for that N64 though for some Goldeneye rom fun :D

    Might pick up the PS2 mini when it enviably launches.
  6. TrexAverell

    TrexAverell TS Booster Posts: 53   +39

    Or any "retrogaming secondhand shop"
    Arris likes this.
  7. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,550   +1,767

    Why would I buy this with only 20 games instead of simply setting up an emulator and having thousands to choose from?

    Here's an idea, just produce the classic consoles again!
    Danny101, cliffordcooley and sjf13 like this.
  8. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 523   +320

    Yep. Innovation is dead.

    Companies found easy way to make money.

    No thanks to equally buyers who go goo-goo-ga-ga and oooh--aaaah for anything retro or remakes or HD remakes and so on.

    I grew up with all these, but I don't see the need to impulse-buying all these money-milking items. (Even though PlayStation 1 brought so many good memories for me.)

    Been using ePSXe for so many years already and there's no need to waste $99 for this product.

    Gamers should start demanding games that are original, innovative and groundbreaking. Splashing money on anything these corporates throw at 'ya just makes it worse.
    sjf13 and Trillionsin like this.
  9. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,807   +407

    Next up, Sony will join Nintendo in taking down ROM sites.

    ....what? they already are? I must of missed that article! XD (totally BS. I would assume Sony is already on it and I just havent read about it! lol)
  10. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,766   +1,160

    If it comes with Crash Bandicot, I'm going to get one for my mom, she LOVED that game. Release the game list already come on!!!

    PS: I'm going to get one as well, read FFVII, need to get it.
  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,924   +712

    The garage? Mine was plugged in to my 65" 4K just a couple of weeks ago for some old school Crash Bandicoot.

    Best part of the OG Playstation, you can easily put a mod chip in there and copy any game or burn any ISO and play it on the actual console, no need for emulation, just pick one up for cheap at a garage sale or ebay, slap a mod chip on there and play it the way it was meant to be played... Damn you nvidia and your slogan.
  12. GreyFoxx

    GreyFoxx TS Booster Posts: 99   +69

    No dualshock, no MGS, no Tenchu, no deal!
  13. sjf13

    sjf13 TS Rookie

    Looks cool but........I still use my original PlayStation and also the PS One which may be the same size as this new classic version, minus the disc drive. I was hoping for backward compatibility as I know that most feel the same. I think that it would have been a game changer if they had extra levels or worlds created for some of the original games and hardware and then re-release the PS One. That would be thinking outside the box and a very cool retro concept instead of just going along with the crowd. What happened to actual creativity with our gaming industry?
  14. floor board

    floor board TS Rookie

    really? you do realise this is a classic edition console?
  15. sjf13

    sjf13 TS Rookie

    Of course, did you read my post. Sony can and should do better. This offering is like Apple, always creating and offering something new and cutting edge that's already been out there for the last two years......
  16. floor board

    floor board TS Rookie

    sorry didn't see that, I agree
  17. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 876   +372

    I think I will stick to my playstation tv, I have a huge library of PSone games to pick from plus I can play psp and via titles as well.
  18. GreyFoxx

    GreyFoxx TS Booster Posts: 99   +69

    "classic" or not, the PS1 had all of those things... what are they going to release a PS1 Slim Classic? pointless.
  19. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,696   +427

    Good old crash bandicoot. Even bought the kart racing game and a multi-tap for that on PS2 :)
  20. fl21289

    fl21289 TS Booster Posts: 95   +76

    Still cheaper to use a Raspberry Pi and for under $100 play all the games every created for each console LOL. RetroPi FTW!
  21. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,766   +1,160

    You mean to tell me, we can do things cheaper by using less than legal methods?? Wow this internet thing is magical... /s
    Drew Valadez and Mighty Duck like this.
  22. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,000   +71

    Although yes, you can buy epsxe and a bluetooth controller with bracket for your android phone and come up with cheaper and arguably better solution.

    I've recently finished the ff9 on android. the official android game uses more battery than running a epsxe simulation. so there's more reason to get the epsxe.

    what I'd like to see is for someone to "mod" this and add a display at the back. just like the old mini ps-one.
  23. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    So it's smaller it has HDMI port and has 20 games on the ROM. Does the DISC work? I don't have mine I left it in my last move out. I there is no Time Crisis or Gran Turismo included. I also lost about $600 worth of games too. I don't know if I would pay $100 for this now. Technology has advanced so much today. Consoles seem a waste of money when you can buy a laptop and 75 inch UHDTV, wireless keyboard and wireless mouse or got bluetooth route instead and have the internet, That's how I play all these online games today. I still have my old Colecovision and it's modules for it and the Adam Family Computer System.

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