Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December loaded with 20 games
20 ‘genre-defining’ games and two controllers for $99.99
Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps and bringing back its original PlayStation console nearly 25 years after its initial release as a miniature gaming device called the PlayStation Classic, the company announced today. The device will cost $99.99 ( €99.99 / 9,980 yen / £89.99) and, similar to Nintendo’s 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.)