After Nintendo with its NES Classic and SNES Classic, it is Sony’s turn to appeal to the nostalgia of players by offering a new PlayStation in a mini format which runs some of the most appreciated video games of the first generations of consoles. We’re talking about PlayStation Classic which will become available later this year.
The console will be sold with 20 preloaded games, five of which have so far been announced: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.
PlayStation Classic comes with two controllers and internal storage
The new PlayStation Classic console can be connected to a display with an HDMI cable. Also, the new console will be sold with two controllers, while the data, such as in-game profiles, saves, and backups will no longer be made to a memory card, as it was the case with the first generations of Sony consoles, but to internal storage.
However, Sony has not specified whether the games will be preloaded into an internal memory or stored on a memory card, thus allowing it to enrich its game library later on.
In any case, we know that the console cover can be opened as on the original PlayStation and would allow you to change the virtual disk. But will we have other virtual disks launched along with PlayStation Classic? Sony did not give any details in this direction, so we don’t know yet.
PlayStation release date
PlayStation Classic would launch on December 3rd, 2018, and that’s not a randomly selected date. In fact, the first PlayStation was released on December 3rd, 1994, in Japan.
The new PlayStation Classic will, therefore, be available, on December 3rd for $100.
While the upcoming console would be a fascinating journey “back in time” as it allows gamers to play some of the most excellent titles that appeared on the first generations of Sony consoles, some of the PlayStation fans said that the new installment has to provide some very cool titles to worth $100.
Jackson Bey was born and raised in Lethbridge Alberta but moved east when he was 22. Apart from running his own consulting firm. Jackson spends his time canoeing the many lakes of Ontario. As a financial journalist Jackson has published stories for CBC Business Online, as well as Buzz Feed and Motherboard. As a contributor to Billionaire 365, Jackson mostly covers markets and trade.