The PlayStation Classic is a $100 retro console that looks like a smaller version of the original PlayStation and which comes with 20 classic games pre-installed. It launched this autumn to mixed, but generally positive reviews… and it didn’t take long for folks to start figuring out what makes the little device tick.
The retro console features a MediaTek MT8167 processor, which is a 1.5 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A35 chip with PowerVR GE8300 graphics.
It also has 1GB of DDR3-1866 memory, 16GB of eMMC 5.1 flash storage, and a MediaTek MT6392A audio codec.
The system uses 2 watts of power or less and features a fanless design for silent operation.
At this point it’s unclear whether the PlayStation Classic will be as hackable as Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition which first launched a few years ago. But I suspect there are at least a few folks looking into the possibility of sideloading games onto this tiny PS one replica.