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.

naruga2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

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

XenoBoone3822095d ago

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

wonderfulmonkeyman2095d 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_12095d ago

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

EddieNX 2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

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

wwinterj2095d 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.

Drithe2095d ago

Too expensive for my taste.

darthv722095d 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???

StormSnooper2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

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

zaherdab2095d ago

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

darthv722095d 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.

antz11042095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

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

I really hope it has The Did Hard trilogy and xgames

ChrisGTR12095d ago

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

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PhoenixUp2095d ago

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

King_Noctis2095d ago (Edited 2095d 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.

2pacalypsenow2095d ago


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

darthv722095d 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.

senorfartcushion2095d 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.

CarlDechance2095d 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.

FunAndGun2095d ago

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

thehitman13982095d ago (Edited 2095d 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 🤔 🤔 🙄 😏

DEEHULK882095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

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

DarXyde2095d 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.

BiggerBoss2095d ago

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

I guarantee you won't 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

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gravedigger2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

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