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Sony Announces PlayStation Classic, Launches December 3

Sony Announces PlayStation Classic, Launches December 3 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2018 / 3,590 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a miniature games console similar to the NES Mini, PlayStation Classic. It comes pre-loaded with 20 games and will launch on December 3 worldwide for $99 / €99 / 9,980 yen.

View the announcement trailer below:


Here is a list of confirmed games:

  • Final Fantasy VII (Square Enix)
  • Jumping Flash! (SIE)
  • R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Tekken 3 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Wild Arms (SIE)

 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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20 Comments

StreaK (on 19 September 2018)

This needs WipEout XL, MGS, Castlevania: SOTN, Resident Evil 2, Silent Hill, Gran Turismo 2, Vagrant Story, Chrono Cross AND the original Ridge Racer is a MUST!


StreaK (on 19 September 2018)

WOOPS...forgot Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver AND Twisted Metal 2!!!


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Chicho (on 19 September 2018)

if chrono cross is in i might get one


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StreaK (on 22 September 2018)

Chrono Cross, as far as gameplay, is perhaps one of the greatest rpg's ever created! Blows FFVII away in that department. It's the only game I beat solely because I enjoyed the gameplay (and not the story so much.)


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ZODIARKrebirth (on 19 September 2018)

let be legend of dragoon on the list, please sony


gemini_d@rk (on 19 September 2018)

Best catalog ever, the birth of modern games franchises and consoles. Amazing.


Knitemare (on 19 September 2018)

I only logged in after so much, to give you thumbs up, since I dont know why you got thumbs down. I agree with it being one of the best catalogs that a generation had to offer.


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Loneken (on 19 September 2018)

I am a xbox player, but no one can denied the qualty of the ps1 catalog.


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ironmanDX (on 19 September 2018)

Incorrect. Someone could deny it. They'd just be wrong.


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routsounmanman (on 19 September 2018)

Inb4 comments like Sony copied Nintendo again etc...


Ljink96 (on 19 September 2018)

I mean...they could at least change the name. That would kinda help.


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Chazore (on 19 September 2018)

Well I mean, it did come after the NES and SNES mini...


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routsounmanman (on 19 September 2018)

"Classic" is in no means a rarely used word, while being catchy. Plus, most people that grew up with a PS1, won't even care Nintendo did it first. Sony's being smart here.


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JWeinCom (on 19 September 2018)

Meh. They were obviously inspired by Nintendo's success, but it's not like Nintendo invented this idea of rereleasing an old console with build in games. I've seen similar Atari and Genesis products for years before the NES Classic.


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Ryng_Tolu (on 19 September 2018)

Well, i'm more than ok if Sony does that, but do people seriusly wanna deny Sony copied?


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SecondWar (on 19 September 2018)

Curious about this, even though I never owned a PS1. Need to see the rest of the games it comes with though.


deskpro2k3 (on 19 September 2018)

I think FFVII alone made it worth it.


StreaK (on 22 September 2018)

Nahh, let's not kiss FFVII's butt THAT much!


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h2ohno (on 19 September 2018)

Great idea, but those 15 games that haven't been shown really need to step it up. The 5 games shown off do not do justice to the PS1 library.


FentonCrackshell (on 19 September 2018)

Only PS1 game I've ever owned was Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style. No but if it's not on here lol. Seriously though, I'm not buying either way.


No9tro (on 19 September 2018)

If the PAL version is gonna run at 50hz I'm gonna be pissed


mjk45 (on 20 September 2018)

Modern TV's mean they don't have to worry about splitting the format Between PAL and NTSC regions like they used to.


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No9tro (on 21 September 2018)

I know but when psone games were released on psn in PAL regions they still were the original PAL versions and they region locked the drive even though at that time most if not all people would be able to and prefer to play at 60hz. I created an American psn account just so I could buy the games and play them at the right speed. So you are right there is no reason for them to be at 50hz but I don't trust sony when it comes to that


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KLAMarine (on 19 September 2018)

Hehehehehe! I'm not the least-bit surprised.


KLAMarine (on 19 September 2018)

Not a knock on Sony btw, before anyone gets it twisted, just that it's a great idea to sell a mini-console to people. If there's demand for it, why the hell not!?


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John2290 (on 19 September 2018)

Really hope MGS is on it and fingers crossed for coolboarders and a tomb raider game, hopefully Tomb raider 2.


Slownenberg (on 19 September 2018)

This is cool but with FF7 coming to Switch and Xbox next year this loses a lot of its value. If they put like 10 really good RPGs on here and made this into an awesome little RPG system that would be awesome though. I guess we are just gonna see all old consoles made into preloaded mini consoles since Nintendo has been so successful with it.


Loneken (on 19 September 2018)

Exactly. Suikoden, wild arms 2,legend of dragon,etc. Konami clasics like Mgs, Castlevania and Silent Hill will be great.


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Rafie (on 19 September 2018)

FF7 was not confirmed for Xbox. Not saying it won't come there, but it hasn't been confirmed yet.


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xMetroid (on 19 September 2018)

Add your comment...Nintendo is most of the time a trend setter in the gaming industry so are we really surprised Sony, knowing their history, that they are taking someone else's idea instead of twisting it up a bit? Like even the name and the promo imagine le the exact same thats kinda pathetic. That said im interested tho. Liked the PS1.


Dante9 (on 20 September 2018)

Nintendo was the king of consoles originally, but Sony took that mantle from them when they entered the market. After that, even Microsoft became more relevant in the console space than Nintendo. They're only now making a comeback with the Switch. Portability is the only thing they can do to survive now, that's what they are good at.
And yes, everyone copies everyone when it comes to competition. It's simple business.


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scrapking (on 20 September 2018)

Interesting. Microsoft is letting people play OG Xbox games on their current console (including popping an your original disc into the new machine, often easy to find in used shops if you don't have one). Sony wants you to clutter things up with a modern console and a classic console plugged into the same TV. That made sense with Nintendo's mini systems as those old games were on cartridge, but on the PS1 they were on disc. Microsoft's approach is far better than Sony's, IMO. Why not just put these on a disc for PS4 and ask about $20-30 less for it? I don't doubt it will sell well, but I wouldn't buy one.


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Vertigo-X (on 20 September 2018)

"Microsoft has the advantage of sticking to a similar architecture in their consoles from the beginning..."

No, they didn't. While the original Xbox was x86, the 360 was PowerPC based. XBOne returned to x86, but it is entirely emulating 360 in its BC.


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mjk45 (on 20 September 2018)

One big driver is nostalgia , by going the PS1 classics route you open up your potential audience size and push the PS brand also those games gain a sharper focus.than what they would receive being just on the PS store.


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Mr Puggsly (on 19 September 2018)

Sounds good, but P.S1 doesent have many games I want to revisit. A N64 mini with 4 controllers would have my attention though


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Mr.Ash (on 20 September 2018)

Unbelievable that some believe Sony copied once again from Nintendo. How was that again with the NeoGeo X Gold which appeared years before the NES/SNES Mini and Switch? But yes, Nintendo invented it again...


h2ohno (on 19 September 2018)

Great idea, but those 15 games that haven't been shown really need to step it up. The 5 games shown off do not do justice to the PS1 library.


Megiddo (on 19 September 2018)

Just as I thought this crap was overpriced for Nintendo's mini consoles I think the same for PS1. All these games can be played easily via emulator and there's a much greater available catalog via emulator as well.


Socke (on 19 September 2018)

And how much do the 20 games cost together when you buy them second-hand?


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Socke (on 19 September 2018)

Are the games available as new? How much do they cost and where can I buy them?


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StreaK (on 19 September 2018)

Sure they copied Nintendo, but this will likely be even more successful than the NES and SNES classics. I LOVED the design of the original PS1.


routsounmanman (on 20 September 2018)

Oh I don't know about that. PS1 games have not aged well, and 8-bit and 16-bit era games are vastly more popular to nostalgists and collectors alike.


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xMetroid (on 20 September 2018)

Hum lets see but most of Playstation fanbase doesnt really care about old games like Nintendo's. Also its 100$...


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Azzanation (on 19 September 2018)

Sony's answer to backwards compatibility..?


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V-r0cK (on 19 September 2018)

Not sure if I understand your context. So are you saying that the NES Mini and SNES Mini were Nintendo's answer to backwards compatibility?


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