Sony has announced its own mini classic console. The company today announced the PlayStation Classic, a mini version of the original PlayStation. It comes with 20 “generation-defining” games, including Final Fantasy VII and Wild Arms, and it launches in December.
The PlayStation Classic arrives on December 3, and that’s a notable date. It’s the day that the original PlayStation launched in 1994.
The mini version is 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation, and as you can see in the video, it captures the look of the system is based on, including its controllers.
It comes with an HDMI cable, a USB cable to power it (optional AC adatper sold separately), and two controllers. The system costs $100 USD, $130 CAD, and 9,980 yen.
It’s no surprise that Sony is getting into the “Classic” category of plug-and-play mini retro consoles. Nintendo is currently dominating the market, and overall, sales of plug-and-play consoles are up 400 percent year to date in the US. With Nintendo leading the way with its NES and SNES Classic devices, Sony wants a piece of the category.
In other retro console news, Sega today announced that its own Sega Genesis Mini has been delayed from 2018 to 2019.