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PlayStation to release its own mini classic system

It'll come preloaded with 20 classic games.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 19, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 6:11 am CDT

PlayStation is finally giving fans a chance to revisit some of its most iconic games.

It announced early Wednesday that it’s launching the PlayStation Classic, a miniaturized system that will come preloaded with 20 classic PlayStation games, nearly 25 years after the release of the original PlayStation.

A trailer released for the PlayStation Classic, along with a blog post from PlayStation, reveals some of the new system’s features. It will come with the system itself (which is 45 percent smaller than the original version released in 1994), two controllers, an HDMI cord to connect the system to your TV, and a USB cable.

So far, PlayStation has unveiled the names of five of the 20 games that players will be able to play: Final Fantasy VII (which PlayStation is also remaking for the PlayStation 4), Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

The PlayStation Classic arrives after several of its rivals have already released classic systems of their own. Nintendo found massive success with the NES Classic and SNES Classic, Sega announced the mini Sega Genesis system earlier this year, and even Atari unveiled its own classic system. It will also be the most expensive classic system released to date, which will cost customers $99.99 ($129.99 CAD). It can be preordered now at Best Buy and GameStop.

The PlayStation Classic will be released Dec. 3, with PlayStation promising to release more information soon.

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2018, 7:39 am CDT