Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

PlayStation Classic Mini-Console Hitting Stores in December

PlayStation Classic Mini-Console Hitting Stores in December

Five of those games have been confirmed, and it's a solid starting set, in terms of popularity and acclaim: Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII, Bandai Namco's Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer Type 4, and Sony's Jumping Flash and Wild Arms.

Sony has announced its own mini classic console.

The box comes with the console, an HDMI cable, a USB cable (for power, power adapter not included), and two replica PS1 controllers for any games that support local multiplayer.

United Kingdom pricing for the console has yet to be confirmed, with Sony setting a USA recommended retail price of $99.99 (around £76 excluding taxes) ahead of its launch on December 3rd 2018. Now it is good to see Sony enter the fray with a blockbuster effort dubbed the PlayStation Classic.

Lucy O'Brien is Games & Entertainment Editor at IGN's Sydney office.

As for the console buttons, well they're still useful.

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Instead, the open button on the PS One Classic switches virtual discs, while the "reset" is used to quit games in progress. Sony did an incredible marketing campaign, tapping into club culture to make games cool.

It is shipping for $99.99 in the United States, while the United Kingdom version costs just under £89.99.

Here's where residents of the U.S. can pre-order PlayStation Classic.

Here are the retailers now selling the PlayStation Classic in the UK. Less than half the size of the original PlayStation, the miniature console recreates the look of that console, as well as the feel with PS1-style controllers.

Sega has since joined the market and is planning to launch a mini version of its 90s console the Mega Drive next year.

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