Sony Announces PlayStation Classic Console

Given the runaway success of the NES and SNES Classic Minis Nintendo has released recently, it should surprise no one that other console makers want in on the action. After all, it’s a market driven by nostalgia, where everyone with a decent library of games can make money bringing back people’s memories of their past classics.

Which is why Sony is releasing the PlayStation Classic later this year. Designed like a miniature version of the PS1 and packed with great games from the era, the system is meant to be Sony’s answer to the NES Classic, with all the features that entails.

Here’s the official trailer for it courtesy of the company’s YouTube channel:

As well as the page on their site where you can learn more:

PlayStation Classic Official Site

PlayStation Classic

As you can see… it’s pretty much as close as you can get to a 1:1 copy of the Nintendo setup without being sued. You’ve got all manner of classic games from the PS1’s generation, like Final Fantasy 7, Rider Racer and Tekken 3. You’ve got the design that’s basically identical to the original system except smaller. And well, in some ways you’ve got Nintendo’s own screw ups too. Like say, the lack of AC adaptor in the box, something the NES and SNES Classic Mini consoles became infamous for themselves…

PlayStation Classic Box

Either way, if you’re interested in it, you’ll be able to buy it on December 3rd this year for $99.99. Which again, is basically the same sort of price as Nintendo’s system, especially given the scalping going on at sites like eBay and co.

But still, what do you think?

Are you interested in buying the PlayStation Classic? Do you think Sony can compete with Nintendo here, by leveraging people’s nostalgia for their own brand as a weapon against the NES and SNES Classic Mini?

Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below!


PlayStation Classic (Official Website)


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Harold Burton
10 months ago

25 is barely enough to do the SNES justice, there are other awesome games on there that could make the list more than some of the titles you had on there, games like Pilotwings, Sim City, ActRaiser 1+2, Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma, Lufia 1+2, Demon’s Crest, Secret of Evermore, Skyblazer, The Firemen, Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Stunt Race FX, Breath of Fire 1+2, Dragon View, Zombies ate my neighbors, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Killer Instinct, Lost Vikings 1+2, Shadowrun… So many good memories…

Joseph Donahue
9 months ago

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Kelly Hubbard
9 months ago

I do agree that all these games are the best for the snes,I would however put final fantasy 3 in the top five and replace Mario Kart putting it in the #6 spot instead and moving the others down,the reason I say this is cause final fantasy 3 was the best rpg on the snes in my opinion, I liked it just a bit more than chrono trigger,now as for a link to the past I do agree 100% that it should be in the #1 spot for lots of reasons, it was amazing,its a shame most kids today haven’t… Read more »

Ashley Jones
9 months ago

Cool list. Before you started I thought to myself Link to the Past would be at the top of my personal list, but wasn’t sure if others would agree. When you got to number 5 and I still hadn’t seen Link, I was sure it had to be number one. When you said Blackthorne I was like WHAAAT!!???? lol Despite your telling us in the intro that it hadn’t made the list. Made me laugh out loud. Loved the vid. Thought the choices were great, the commentary was funny and the attention given to each game was just the right… Read more »

Jayme Silvestri
6 months ago

A Link to the Past should not be #1, in my opinion. The concept of the Zelda games is not suitable for everyone. I had to use walkthroughs for Ocarina of Time, and now I’m wondering why it’s suddenly regarded as one of the greatest games ever, especially with all the hullabaloo about the Water Temple. Super Mario World on the other hand, has a easy to use/understand concept of just making it to the end of a level, with no frustrating no-hints given puzzles that you can learn from and not get frustrated with from getting lost, and again,… Read more »

Holly Hooper
6 months ago

Good job friend. I haven’t played everyone games But for example games like: marvel heroes, wwf wrestlemania, chopfliter, sonic, rehn and stimpy among others are epic games that aren’t in your video, is only a suggestion because i like a lot your video.. greetings from colombia.