Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Guide: How to Buy the PlayStation Classic Mini Console

Guide: How to Buy the PlayStation Classic Mini Console

It seems that Sony is responding to the growing trend of remaking classic consoles with pre-installed games, much like Nintendo has been doing lately. Their popularity led to stock issues, and did not go unnoticed by the company's rivals; now Sony, too, is getting in on the act.

The PlayStation Classic arrives on December 3, and that's a notable date. The console will come at a fairly hefty price of $99, and comes with two classic-styled PlayStation controllers, an HDMI cable, and a power cable. Sony has finally announced their own version, PlayStation Classic, which will release on December 3, 2018 pre-loaded with 20 fan-favorite PS1 titles. More information is available on the official website. All are playable in their original format, according to a post on the PlayStation blog. The PlayStation Classic can now be preordered from GameStop and Best Buy, though more retailers may follow in the future.

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Sony provides two full size replicas of the PS1 original controller so they aren't DualShock designs, and thus you don't get the analogue sticks or vibration.

PlayStation Classic is going for an RRP of £89.99 / €99.99 / $99.99. However, unlike the original PlayStation that used dedicated cartridges, the PlayStation Classic is based on more advanced technologies that bring onboard storage and more a compact overall build that is touted to be 45 percent smaller than 1994's PlayStation. This includes memory cards, which implies save files will also be stored internally alongside the pre-loaded games.

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