Sony reveals Classic PlayStation to tickle nostalgia glands in time for Xmas

PlayStation Classic mini retro console is launching in time for Christmas

PlayStation Classic launches this December, comes with 20 games including Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash and Ridge Racer Type 4. The console will come with 20 pre-installed games and two controllers.

The console which retails for around $60 comes with 30 games including Nintendo's famed Super Mario and Donkey Kong characters. The PlayStation Classic launches worldwide on December 3, the PlayStation's 24th birthday.

While phones now seem to be getting bigger (hello iPhone X), Sony has followed the precedent set by Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic editions and made the re-release notably smaller.

Sony said that the Classic will launch in "limited quantities" on December 3 in Japan, North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. It's 45% smaller than 1994's PlayStation but retains the same design of the original console, with the same logo, button layout and packaging.

Sony's very first console was the PlayStation, a somewhat unassuming grey brick that sported a blazing fast 33.8 MHz processor and a hefty 2 MB of RAM. With Nintendo's success in selling the NES Classic and SNES Classic, this is something we should have seen coming, as the PlayStation 1 was home to many fondly remembered titles. We will update this report once the remaining PlayStation Classic games will break cover. However, the only power option included is a USB-Universal cable, so you'll need to have your own AC adapter for actually plugging in and starting up the console from day one.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. It should show up in the Indian market as well, given that Sony has an official presence here - unlike Nintendo. A complete roster of games will be announced soon, including more "fan favorites", according to the release.

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