PlayStation Classic Will Land in December

PlayStation Classic Will Land in December
The PlayStation Classic is Sony's answer to Nintendo's retro consoles.

(CCM) — Sony has announced a new retro gaming console based on the original 1994 PlayStation, which will be launched in time for the holiday period.

The PlayStation Classic is about 45% of the size of the original, and although it looks similar it does not have an integral optical disk drive. Instead it will be pre-loaded with 20 classic games including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash!, Ridge Raider Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Other titles will be announced in the future.

The Classic will be powered by a USB cable and will be bundled with two of the original PlayStation game controllers. An HDMI interface will enable the console to be connected to modern television sets, instead of the RF connector used on the original. A virtual memory card will enable users to save games as they switch between titles.

Sony's decision to launch a retro console appears to be a move taken from Nintendo's playbook. Nintendo has already successfully launched retro consoles based on its older products such as the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and the older Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) consoles.

The PlayStation Classic will be available from Dec. 3, 2018, priced at $99.

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