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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