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Sony announces PlayStation Classic, a nostalgia-filled mini-console

Sony announces PlayStation Classic, a nostalgia-filled mini-console

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.

The PlayStation Classic is 45 per cent smaller on the sides than the original PlayStation, and a whopping 80 per cent smaller in volume. Sony notes that it has been almost 25 years since that original PlayStation landed, with it eventually becoming the first game console in history to ship 100 million units globally. The company has also retained the original grip handles to deliver the same ergonomic design that was first available on the original PlayStation controllers.

Get your money ready to hand over to Sony, fellow mid-90s gamers - the PlayStation Classic Console is coming out this December, for the cost of $99.99.

One expert said nostalgia was driving interest in retro consoles, which offer a means of making historical video games more accessible.

"Who's excited for the playstation classic?". It will be interesting to find out if there is some way of adding more games to this console. It was the start of a golden era for the Japanese company that has cemented its position in the market for console gaming with PlayStation 2, 3, and 4.

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The small console has HDMI compatibility, slots for two classic PlayStation controllers, and a reset button that suspends activity, which all is provoking a particular sense of deja vu.

The PlayStation was a groundbreaking machine on its original launch.

Joining the global hype train that erupted out of Sony over two decades ago, tens of thousands of Maltese people were fascinated by the PlayStation One.

A console needs games to go with it and the PlayStation Classic will include 20 titles built-in to the system. No power adapter is included.

Though there are more games on the way, we do have our first look at five of the titles confirmed thus far.


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