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

Joanna Estrada
September 20, 2018

Sony, like Nintendo, has realised that there is money to be made in the nostalgia market - although nostalgia is not what it used to be.

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.

The original PlayStation brought console gaming into the compact disc era, and Sony is celebrating that by launching a new PlayStation filled with some of the console's most beloved games, just in time for the holiday season.

"All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format", the company said in an announcement post on the PlayStation Blog.

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo and its phenomenally popular NES and SNES "Classic Mini" consoles, the PlayStation Classic is an adorable shrunk down version of the original machine which connects to modern TVs via HDMI and is powered by USB. Sony said it will reveal the full lineup in coming months. That sold more than 4 million units worldwide and helped Nintendo power up its profits.

It includes two full-size replica controllers (the original kind, not the ones with sticks), and will cost $149.99 when it launches on December 3.

The release comes almost 25 years after the original version went on sale.

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