Sony Announces $99 PlayStation Classic, A Mini Incarnation Of Its Original Console With 20 Built-In Games

It seems that relaunching old consoles is all the rage right now, and with Nintendo very much the king of the practice it’s now over to Sony to try and rekindle some old magic, this time with the PlayStation Classic.

Launching 25 years after the original, the PlayStation Classic will go on sale on December 3rd worldwide, costing $99.99 (€99.99 / 9,980 yen / £89.99) when it does.

According to Sony gamers can look forward to 20 “genere-defining” games to play all over again, with a full list not yet published. Though we do know that Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms are on it, so that’s plenty to be looking forward to already.

Just as the trend demands, the PlayStation Classic will be around 45% smaller than the slab of gray plastic that we received 25 years ago, with similar controllers and even packaging set to really kick the nostalgia into overdrive.

Anyone who thinks this sounds amazing – and you really should – can pre-order one at select retailers across the US and Canada with each box comes with an HDMI cable, a USB cable and two controllers in the box.

We absolutely cannot wait to get our hands on this and introduce a whole new generation of fans to the games we grew up playing. If you missed out on the whole PlayStation generation, you owe it to yourself to pick one of these up.

The good news is that doing that shouldn’t be as hard as the Nintendo Classic console assuming Sony’s usual ability to produce consoles on large numbers comes into play. Nintendo’s lack of product availability always hindered the sale of its classic machines, and that’s something we hope not to see this time around with Sony.

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