Sony Targets Nostalgia with PlayStation Classic Mini-Console

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Sony has unveiled a shrunken version of its classic Playstation One video games console that comes pre-loaded with 20 classic titles.

Five of the included 20 games have been announced so far: Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Jumping Flash, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, and Wild Arms.

The Classic will be available December 3rd, to be exact, and will come with two classic PS1 controllers for that sweet local multiplayer action. With Gamecube being a beloved fan-favorite console just like the PlayStation, it would come as no surprise if Nintendo made a decision to bring the console back like the NES and SNES.

How much smaller is it than the original PlayStation?

In keeping with the trend, the PlayStation Classic is a reduced-scale version of the original, 45 percent smaller than the angular first-generation version of the first-generation PlayStation. The PlayStation Classic can now be preordered from GameStop and Best Buy, though more retailers may follow in the future.

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While we're always looking forward to the next big game and console, retro gaming is also a HUGE industry in its own right at the moment.

Instead of a powered CD tray, the original PlayStation had a clamshell design with a spring-loaded cover. It's not yet known if we'll see regional differences with the game libraries as we did with other similar devices like the SNES Classic. The company has, however, not offered the USB AC adapter.

As for the hardware, the box will contain the miniature console itself, two full-size controllers, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable for power. The remaining 15 games will be announced later this year, and Sony promises that there are "more fan favorites".

The lack of a new Classic Nintendo system creates a potential opening for Sony. You do get a virtual card to save your game progress.

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