Sony Announces PlayStation Classic - Available Globally From December 3

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation®Classic, a miniature games console that mirrors the look of the original PlayStation® and comes preloaded with 20 original games, will launch in limited quantities on December 3, 2018, in Japan, North America and Europe. PlayStation Classic will be available*1 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 9,980 yen in Japan, $ 99 USD in North America and € 99 in Europe.

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naruga90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

wow Sony is Nintend-izing a lot....still a worthy mini-console imo ...these games are pure nostalgia

XenoBoone38290d ago

Nah, Nintendo copied Atari & Neo Geo mini...they were not the first.

wonderfulmonkeyman90d ago

Don't tell me you honestly think that this isn't coming about precisely because of the Nintendo Classic consoles' recent success.
Please don't.
Anyone with a working brainstem knows it's taking a page from Nintendo here.XD
I mean, not that that's a bad thing, because this looks cool, but let's be real here, rofl.

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BlackRaven85_190d ago

@XenoBoone382 Um no, the Neo Geo Mini just came out. You're talking about the Neo Geo X.

EddieNX 90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

You have to admire Sony fans sometimes just for their sheer audacity XD

wwinterj90d ago

Atari, Neo Geo and even Sega consoles have had these long before Nintendo or Sony jumped on the bandwagon. Still Sony is the first to use 3D games so that's a step in the right direction when it comes to these.

Drithe90d ago

Too expensive for my taste.

darthv7290d ago

Only 20 games.... should be 25 to commemorate the 25th anniversary.

25 games that defined the og PS1. And using the non ds controllers???

StormSnooper90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

what are we implying here? That this is somehow something distinctly Nintendo, and anyone else who does it somehow owes it to Nintendo?

zaherdab90d ago

though i think it's the success of nintendo that got sony working on this.

darthv7290d ago

Lets be honest here. When N announced the NES classic the whole collective gaming fans went nuts and started saying how there should be (insert system as a mini here). Now that others are starting to come to market, there is room for them and should not be a well they are copying them and so forth.

That is just petty and immature. I'd love for Sega to actually make their own mini systems and not go the 3rd party mfg route. Scrap the contract with Radica and At Games and actually design their own Genesis mini, Master System mini, Saturn mini and DC mini.

And on a similar subject, I'd love for Sega to enter the mini arcade cab market as well. A little 12" tall cab of golden axe or shinobi or virtua fighter would be awesome.

Stop fighting over who did what first or better or whatever and just play the damn games and have fun.

antz110490d ago (Edited 90d ago )

So...100$ to play FF7 and Wild Arms? Ok!

I really hope it has The Did Hard trilogy and xgames

ChrisGTR190d ago

Well this sucks. No wonder why we still don't have PS1 or PS2 backwards compatibility on our PS4.

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PhoenixUp90d ago

You say that like Nintendo invented the plug and play mini systems

King_Noctis90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

But it is Nintendo who made the “classic” console popular though. The Atari and Neo Geo Mini sold nowhere near as much as the Nintendo ones.

2pacalypsenow90d ago


Sure that had more to do with the brand and games than the title “Classic”

darthv7290d ago

No one is saying they invented it but give credit where credit is due. They certainly capitalized, popularized and sensationalized the plug and play mini more so than any company before them. including Jakks Pacific who made dozens of PnP units.

SenorFartCushion90d ago

It is because of the Nintendo classic console's influence, but a playstation-centric site won't let you live down pointing that out.

It's not about who's first, it's about who sells out first. Nintendo did.

CarlDechance90d ago

"but a playstation-centric site won't let you...."

Whaaaa. Want a tissue?

"It's not about who's first, it's about who sells out first. Nintendo did. "

Sounds like shit people say when it is convenient at the time.

FunAndGun90d ago

If people can say the Tomb Raider reboot didn't happen because of Uncharted, then this issue shouldn't matter either.

thehitman139890d ago (Edited 90d ago )

Soooooooo all you nity boys wanting fortnight and all. Wouldn't you be coping Sony???? Even though Sony didnt have it first cuz it was PC, Sony, xbone, it sold THE MOST on the ps4 system. So with you're logic then you shouldn't have fortnight cuz ur just coping sony, since Sony making a mini ps1 is just piggybacking off of nitys 🤔 🤔 🙄 😏

DEEHULK8890d ago (Edited 90d ago )

HITMAN1398 WhatTF are you talking about because I'm lost?😳😧

DarXyde90d ago

I would have to agree. Nintendo definitely did not start the trend, but it was certainly popularized by them. Sony had a motion controller before Nintendo, but it was the buzz and curiosity around the Wii that had them include it in the SIXAXIS/DS3. Even the PS2 Eye Toy had some early demos featuring the first "PS Move controller" that was, again, lost to the wind until Nintendo made it popular.

The Nintendo classics may not be the original classic consoles, but it's sincere denial to think for a moment that the PSOne classic is not a response to the Nintendo classics' success.

BiggerBoss90d ago

Okay, but you wanna bet on who is gonna sell better?

I guarantee you won't 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

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SolidGamerX90d ago

Nintendo could stand to Sonyfi some stuff of their own.

gravedigger90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

Sega released Sega Mega Drive Classic console in November 2014. Sony and Nintendo copied Sega

jznrpg90d ago

I got the Sega-mini years ago

Realms90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

@ EddieNX

Right because Nintendo came up with the idea oh wait they didn't otherwise they would have patent it because that's what they do. So what if Sony was inspired to do this because of Nintendo's success you act like they don't all copy each others ideas.

bluefox75590d ago

Too bad Nintendo can't copy Sony and MS and get a decent online package.

2pacalypsenow90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

They did.

The switch has the online capabilities of the PS2 🤣 excluding voice chat.

neutralgamer199290d ago


It's not uncommon for companies to copy what had succeed and Sony isn't the only one to do so

Nintendo showed there is a market for these type of mini consoles

rainslacker90d ago

Nintendo hardly invented the concept of a mini retro console. Atari and Sega have been licensing their systems for practically ever, and they put more games onto the systems as well

william_cade90d ago

Yeah, because other consoles don't have old games that they want to sell.

Nu90d ago

I was interested in this until I saw the $99 price tag. I have all my favorite PS 1 games on PC

Uken1290d ago

All the Naysayers on here. You really think Sony didn't just copy what Nintendo was doing. Because that's what Sony is about. Copying other platforms. They have since they launched PS1.

Sony see's the massive success of the NES and SNES classics so they launch a PS1 classic. Too bad PS1 games are pretty much unplayable. They definitely didn't do it because of Sega, Atari or Neo Geo.
Sega and other companies have done it before but they licensed it out to other companies. Atari games are trash.
NES offers amazing games that still hold up, same with the SNES classic.

Sony wants the same success and Nintendo, not Neo Geo or Atari.

Technically they all copied China ripoff systems, so there you go! They have had them here in NYC for over 10 years.

So again, Sony following Nintendo and the fanboys flock to Sony's side on N4G. How dare you say God Sony copies!!!

ChrisW90d ago

Monkey see... Monkey do...

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bouzebbal90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

i wish they used the same controller port as the original, to be able to use the 4 controller split device and other accessories(DDR carpet controller, Time Crisis gun etc...)... i'm not interested because of this.

PaleMoonDeath90d ago

Every party needs a party pooooooper!

darthv7290d ago

I'd imagine they will make a USB hub that looks the part

letsa_go90d ago

I'm not interested because they didn't even bother adding perspective correction or texture filtering to improve the graphics.

darthv7290d ago

Perhaps those are options you can set in the system? Just like there are filters on the NES/SNES classic, I'd imagine there will be something similar on this.

'letsa-wait' there letsa-go.. ;)

letsa_go90d ago

@darthv72 lol I hope you are right. It would be nice to play these games without the graphical issues that plagued the system when it was first out. That was the whole reason I avoided it in the first place! I don't even mind the lack of texture filtering as long as they get perspective correction in there. Warped textures and polygons are so ugly!

bouzebbal89d ago

you don't know if they have done that.. it was on PS2 already and this one has HDMI.
i am pretty sure the smooth filter will be available.

sprinterboy90d ago

Are you for real? With comments like that you wouldn't need a 4 player split.

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Elda90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

Cute idea but the 5 games shown I really don't care about. I have FFVII on my PS4 Pro in HD the other 4 is a meh. For $99 the 15 not shown would have to have some must play titles otherwise I'll pass.

Army_of_Darkness90d ago

I'm honestly more disappointed on the fact that it only contains 20 titles?! Come on Sony! So many amazing ps1 classics, at least give us 50 games! I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

AirJohnston90d ago

That’d be nice but no way it’d be less than $200 for that many games

shaggy230390d ago

Wonder if it will be similar to the Nintendo Mini in that you'll be able to crack it and put on as many games as you want.

Not that I would ever do that sort of thing, or even suggest other people should.

kayoss90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

Dont worry, someone will hack it and you will be able to add more games. Just like the Nintendo classic and SNES Classic.

Neonridr90d ago

it all depends on how much internal storage. I mean a PS1 game would take up about 650 MB (Assuming they used a full CD). FFVII was several CDs though. I don't think you are going to have a ton of space on this thing. 32GB of internal storage tops, but 16 is a possibility.

Drithe90d ago

Agreed. 20 is pathetic.

darthv7290d ago

25 seems right. Especially if it is meant to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the PS1.

That means that we should be expecting a mini PS2 with 20 games for its 20th anniversary.

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micdagoat1990d ago

Exactly what I thought. What games wil be on it that I can't get on PSN network or something else? Is Syphon Filter a sony game?

badz14990d ago

OMG...this is real?? official from Sony?? when I first see this news, I thought some cheapfvck from China is making the replica with Raspberry Pi and selling it with the PS1 case. LOL

I don't know why Sony feels they should do this because this obviously mimics the NES and SNES mini but at the same time, it looks like there are huge demands for these mini consoles. the gaming market is in a weird place right now, so who knows.

2pacalypsenow90d ago

It’s a nice collectors item imo.

Ciporta198090d ago

I found out about this via an email from Sony so yeah it's official

nicsaysdie90d ago (Edited 90d ago )

I think it's about appreciating our videogame history as much as our future. Plus all the kids that got to experience the birth of 'true' console gaming (I say true in that before Nintendo and Sega fueled the industry, there wasn't a huge console market) are now middle aged like me, and we like the idea of these things live on. I have my kids playing the NES and SNES minis right now. It's definitely a great thing. I do agree that if not for the success of the Nintendo minis Sony would probably not be creating this, but at the same time they could've been planning this for a while and just waiting for the right time. Who knows how long Nintendo sat on the idea.

gangsta_red90d ago

There is definitely a a demand for retro gaming. This is why the Nintendo minis are doing so well and Sony wants in with a classic of their own, (if this is true).

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