It's a well known fact that human nostalgia glands are connected directly to our wallets. Console manufacturers have been exploiting this biological weakness for some time. The latest retro console remake is the fabulously tiny PlayStation Classic which is less than half the size of the 1995 original.
You know you're buying one. Resistance is futile. Here are the pricing details, games, release date and specs for the Aussie market.
It has been almost 25 years ago since the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Even if you were too young to own one, you are almost certainly playing game series that first appeared on this console. Everything from Metal Gear Solid to Resident Evil debuted on the PlayStation One.
The PlayStation Classic is a new miniaturised version – exactly like the Nintendo NES Classic Mini that everyone went crazy for a couple of years ago. The console will come pre-loaded with 20 PlayStation video games from the era, including Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil and Tekken 3.
PlayStation Classic Specifications
The PlayStation Classic is a self-contained game box that connects to your TV via HDMI. Games will be displayed in their original resolution; either 720p or 480p. The package will include two controllers for two-player games and will come with the required HDMI and USB cables. Here are the specs:
Sony PlayStation Classic
|Video output/td>||720p, 480p|
|Audio output||Linear PCM|
|Connectivity||HDMI output port, USB port (Micro-B), Controller port x 2|
|Power||DC 5V / 1.0A|
|Dimensions||149 x 33 x 105mm|
|Operating temperature||5℃ to 35℃|
|Contents||PlayStation Classic x 1, Controller x 2, HDMI Cable x 1, USB Cable x 1, Printed manual|
PlayStation Classic availability
The PlayStation Classic will be available in Australia from December 3, 2018. There's no word on whether quantities will be limited like the Nintendo NES Classic Mini.
PlayStation Classic price
The PlayStation Classic will cost $149.99 in Australia.
PlayStation Classic games
There are games pre-loaded onto the PlayStation Classic. Here's the full list in alphabetical order:
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Final Fantasy 7
- Grand Theft Auto
- Intelligent Qube
- Jumping Flash!
- Metal Gear Solid
- Mr Driller
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Revelations: Persona
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Twisted Metal
- Wild Arms
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