In case no one has been paying attention to the gaming news, at no surprise to the gaming community Sony announced the release of the PlayStation Classic console. PlayStation Classic is set to release December 3rd, 2018 and is available for preorder today. The original PlayStation launched in 1994. It was the first console to transition from cartridge to CD format games which Nintendo continued until the release of Nintendo GameCube.
The origin of the PlayStation was a deal gone bad between Nintendo and Sony as Sony was in development of the CD format for Nintendo's next console. When it was time to strike a deal Nintendo backed out. Nintendo's next console to remained cartridge based just like previous consoles NES & SNES. Sony, instead of wasting the research and development of the CD format decided to release its own console and enter the market against Nintendo and Sega. 24 years and four PlayStations later we have the PlayStation Classic.
The PlayStation Classic is comes in 45% smaller in size then the original. Has the same button layout as the original on top of the console. Comes with an HDMI cable* to connect to your TV complete with two wired controllers, plus a virtual memory card to save your adventures as you switch between titles. No information on size of the virtual memory card.
Much like the original PlayStation this new Classic comes with two replica controllers which are the same size and button layout as the original. It does not include wireless or rumble.
Can't have a mini classic console without preloaded games. PlayStation Classic comes with 20 games but Sony have only unveiled five so far. Kind of hard to get gamers foaming out the mouth till we see all the facts yet at this time of writing it's already sold out on Amazon and other websites. The five known games are Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash! and Wild Arms.
Pricing for PlayStation Classic is $99.99 and can be ordered directly from Sony here.