PlayStation Classic

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PlayStation Classic
DeveloperSony Interactive Entertainment
TypeDedicated console
Release date3 December 2018
Introductory priceUS$99.99
C$129.99
99.99
¥9,980
£89.99
A$149.99
MediaInternal flash memory
Controller input2 controller ports
Dimensions149 mm × 33 mm × 105 mm (5.9 in × 1.3 in × 4.1 in)

The PlayStation Classic is an upcoming dedicated video game console by Sony Interactive Entertainment that emulates games originally released on its 1994 PlayStation console. It was announced in September 2018 at the Tokyo Game Show, and is set for release on December 3, 2018, the 24th anniversary of the release of the original.[1] The console is compared with competitor Nintendo's prior releases of the NES and Super NES Classic Edition mini consoles.[2]

Specifications[edit]

The PlayStation Classic will ship with two replica PlayStation Controllers (the original model without analog sticks), an HDMI cable, and a USB Micro-A to standard USB-A cable. An AC adapter for the console will be sold separately.[3][1]

The console weighs about 170 grams (0.37 lb) and is about 149 mm × 33 mm × 105 mm (5.9 in × 1.3 in × 4.1 in) in size, approximately 80% smaller in volume than the original PlayStation and 45% smaller in width and length. It includes ports for both controllers, HDMI output, and power via USB.[4] The controller's cords measure approximately 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) long.[5] It cannot use PlayStation memory cards.[6]

Games[edit]

The PlayStation Classic comes preloaded with 20 games, running off the open source emulator, PCSX ReARMed.[7] Five games were revealed when the console was announced,[8] and the full roster was revealed a month later.[9][10] Some games vary between regions. The device will not interface with the PlayStation Network, and games will not be added post-launch.[11] Each game can be suspended in a save state by pressing the console's "reset" button.[11]

The US version of the dedicated console will receive a Mature rating from the ESRB due to the inclusion of Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid and the director's cut of Resident Evil.[12]

Common to all regions[9][10] NA/PAL/Korea/Southeast Asia exclusive[9] Japan/Taiwan/Hong Kong exclusive[10][13]
  1. ^ The Japanese console uses the western version of Final Fantasy VII, titled Final Fantasy VII International.
  2. ^ Resident Evil: Director's Cut was titled Bio Hazard: Director's Cut in Japan.
  3. ^ Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was titled Super Puzzle Fighter II X in Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Machkovech, Sam (September 19, 2018). "Sony joins the classic-console fray with $99 PlayStation Classic on Dec. 3". Ars Technica. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Craddock, Ryan (September 19, 2018). "Sony Responds To Nintendo's Success With Its Very Own PlayStation Classic Mini Console". Nintendo Life. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Lieu, Johnny (September 19, 2018). "PlayStation Classic is Sony's new throwback games console". Mashable. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Cryer, Hirun; Orry, Tom (September 21, 2018). "PlayStation Classic Release Date, Games, Price, Size, Weight, Resolution - Pre-Order PlayStation Classic - Everything we Know". USgamer. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Carter, Chris (September 20, 2018). "No, the PlayStation Classic cords aren't really that short: here's their exact length". Destructoid. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "小さくなった「プレイステーション」に懐かしの20作品内蔵。「プレイステーション クラシック」12月3日発売" [Built 20 pieces nostalgic for the smaller PlayStation. "PlayStation Classic" released on December 3] (in Japanese). PlayStation Blog Japan. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Kohler, Chris (November 8, 2018). "PlayStation Classic Plays Fine, But It's A Bare-Bones Experience". Kotaku. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Statt, Nick (September 19, 2018). "Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December loaded with 20 games". The Verge. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Announcing PlayStation Classic's Full Lineup of 20 Games". PlayStation.Blog.
  10. ^ a b c "「プレイステーション クラシック」内蔵ソフトウェア全20本発表! 注目ポイントも解説! | PlayStation.Blog". 「プレイステーション クラシック」内蔵ソフトウェア全20本発表! 注目ポイントも解説! | PlayStation.Blog (in Japanese).
  11. ^ a b Dornbush, Jonathon (September 21, 2018). "PlayStation Classic Will Not See Post-Launch Games, Has No PSN Functionality". IGN. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  12. ^ "PlayStation Classic". PlayStation. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  13. ^ McCarthy, Caty (October 29, 2018). "Japan's PlayStation Classic Full Game Lineup Is A Lot Better Than Ours". USGamer. Retrieved October 29, 2018.

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