Taking a page out of Nintendo’s book, Sony recently announced their own “Classic” console with the PlayStation Classic.
With a price tag of $99.99, this mini version of the console will be preloaded with 20 classic games. The full list has yet to be announced, but so far the confirmed games include:
- Final Fantasy VII
- TEKKEN 3
- R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
- Jumping Flash!
- Wild Arms
Alongside the mini console, the PlayStation Classic will also include two of the classic wired controllers, HDMI cable and a virtual memory card.
The console itself is 45% smaller than the original console, but other than that, it is the same design that we all remember and love.
You can pre-order the console now, but it’s probably best to expect the same outcome as the Nintendo classics, with pre-orders running out quick and retailers putting up their “out of stock” signs day one.
Sony’s announcement comes as a welcomed surprise for many, but also an interesting move. With Microsoft putting original Xbox games on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility, some people question why Sony would not have done the same.