Sony jumps on the nostalgia gravy train with “PlayStation classic”
Yesterday, Sony announced the upcoming release of “Playstation Classic”, a mini console not unlike the NES and SNES Minis released by Nintendo over the past couple of years.
The PlayStation classic will come preloaded with 20 games from the original Playstation console, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash, and 15 yet-to-be announced titles.
Preorders for the console have already started, at $99 a piece, and the device is scheduled to launch for December 3rd. The console will come with 2 Playstation Controllers (the original ones, without analog control) as well as an hdmi cable. The AC Adapter is apparently sold separately, for some reason.
PlayStation Classic Hacks
What’s interesting from our perspective of course is whether the device will be hackable just like the NES/SNES Minis were: will hackers find a way to load more Playstation titles on the device, and turn it into a true old-school Playstation experience? Will there be options to support analog controllers down the line? Or will Sony provide official means to install more games on the Playstation classic? That last one’s very unlikely assuming Sony follow the trend set by Sony, but we can always dream.
What games would you like to see Sony provide on the PlayStation classic?
Source: Playstation, thanks to everyone who sent this