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Sony reveals their PlayStation Classic console, which will ship later this year

This console will ship with 20 classic games

Sony reveals their PlayStation Classic console, which will ship later this year

Sony reveals their PlayStation Classic console, which will ship later this year

Sony has officially unveiled their PlayStation Classic console, a recreation of their original PlayStation, the company's first entry into the console market and one of the first machines that were capable of real-time 3D graphics. 

There is a lot of history behind this console, from Sony's failed partnership with Nintendo to create a disk-based console, which ultimately convinced Sony to build their own console hardware, to even the refinements that their system would see over time in the form of the PS1 (PlayStation Slim) and the introduction of the DualShock controller. 

The PlayStation Classic will ship with two controllers and 20 "classic titles" which include Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The system itself is said to be 45% smaller than the original PlayStation and output to external displays using an HDMI output. Sony will release the full games list for the PlayStation Classic at a later date. 
   


Disappointingly, Sony has decided to ship their $99 classic console without a USB power plug, relying on buyers to purchase their own or to plug their PlayStation Classic into USB ports from other devices, such as a modern television. 

Sony has also opted to utilise the PlayStation's Classic controllers, instead of the company's iconic DualShock design, leaving the PlayStation Classic without analogue sticks, which will no doubt disappoint players who desire accurate in-game movement. The PlayStation Classic's controllers appear to connect to the console via USB, with Sony's secondary gamepad offering support for local multiplayer.  

The PlayStation Classic is set to release on December 3rd, 2018, the anniversary of the PlayStation's initial launch in Japan in 1994. 


Sony reveals their PlayStation Classic console, which will ship later this year  

Sony's PlayStation Classic console is an attempt by the company to cash in on the success of Nintendo's NES and SNES classic systems, though it remains to be seen wither or not early 3D titles will hold the same appeals as the 8-bit and 16-bit pixel art of Nintendo's Classic systems. Will the rose-tinted spectacles of nostalgia be able to look past the fact that most PS1 titles look awful in the modern era? 

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19-09-2018, 08:35:58

AlienALX
That controller is a thing of my nightmares. I hated it. I used to get RSI from pressing the shoulder buttons when playing Dave Mirra or [email protected]

Never been a huge fan of it tbh. Xbone controller best ever.Quote

19-09-2018, 13:19:30

notcool
You can get Final Fantasy VII on Steam.Quote

20-09-2018, 05:55:14

starpony
I wonder what kind of emulation/hardware it will use.

In this day and age I would of preferred wireless controllers.Quote

20-09-2018, 23:09:24

fu11m3t41j4ck3t
It's kinda neat woulda been better though if it was a handheld Jumping Flash brings back the meme berries though. But I just picked up Crash Bandicoot remastered on steam and the DMC HD trilogy remake. Do people really want to replay ancient looking ff7 when the remakes on the way on top of Dragon Quest XI : Echoes of an Elusive age. Better have an SSX tricky or a cool borders and tony hawk otherwise it's just a bad $100 Overpriced stocking stuffer LOL.Quote

20-09-2018, 23:16:39

fu11m3t41j4ck3t
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
That controller is a thing of my nightmares. I hated it. I used to get RSI from pressing the shoulder buttons when playing Dave Mirra or [email protected]

Never been a huge fan of it tbh. Xbone controller best ever.
I do love my Xbox Elite controller for my PC been a blast with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, DQ XI, Monster Hunter World, Dragon Ball FighterZ etc.Quote
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