Sony announces PlayStation Classic in latest effort to take all our money

If you were a kid in the ‘90s having certain things in your home all but guaranteed you would be the coolest kid on the block. Those things were always having Kool-Aid in the fridge, the latest Pokémon gear, rollerblades in the doorway and a PlayStation hooked to the TV. A generation of gamers has fond memories of the “Tekken”, “Metal Gear Solid” and “Twisted Metal” games, and now you can relive the greatest days of your youth with the recently announced PlayStation Classic, which will have some of your favorites preinstalled on a mini-console.

Sony announced via their blog that the console will come with 20 classic games, including “Final Fantasy VII,” “Jumping Flash,” “Ridge Racer Type 4,” “Tekken 3,” and “Wild Arms.” The console is available for preorder and will cost around $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAN and will be released on December 3, 2018, just in time for a nostalgia-heavy Christmas.

Along with the console, which is approximately 45% smaller than the original system, will be an HDMI cable, a USB port and two PS1 controllers for that sick multiplayer goodness. The PlayStation Classic comes on after the releases of other popular mini-consoles, like the insanely popular, limited edition Super NES Classic, which sold 5 million units as of last March.

So, is this something you would add to your Christmas list? I spent a lot of hours in front of mine playing the likes of “Crash Bandicoot,” “Spyro,” and “Tekken 3,” so this mini-console really hits home in the way past releases haven’t. A hundred bucks seems a small price to pay to relive my childhood, so yes, I shall whipping out my checkbook quite soon. 

Source: Sony



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