Sony’s PlayStation Classic is a small game system that looks like a classic PlayStation game console, only smaller. It launches December 3rd and it will sell for $100.
Unlike the original, the new model features an HDMI port that will let you hook it up to modern TVs… but it’s 45 percent smaller than the original and lacks a CD drive.
Instead the PlayStation Classic will come with 20 games pre-installed.
We’ve known all that since Sony announced the PlayStation Classic last month. But at the time we didn’t know which games would be included. Now we do.
The company has released the full game list and it includes a bunch of popular titles, although there are certainly some classics that didn’t make the cut (where’s Wipeout?)
It’s also worth noting that these are the classic games — there are high-res remakes of some of the titles on the list, but that’s not what you’ll get here.
Anyway, here’s the full list:
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Final Fantasy VII
Grand Theft Auto
- Intelligent Qube
- Jumping Flash
- Metal Gear Solid
- Mr Driller
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Revelations: Persona
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Twisted Metal
- Wild Arms
It remains to be seen whether you’ll be able to hack the PlayStation Classic and sideload ROMs the way you can with some other retro consoles. But $100 doesn’t seem like a bad price at all for a game console, two controllers, and 20 games that would have cost a lot more than that if you’d bought them all individually two decades ago.
I’ve never owned a PlayStation or played any of these games. Is it worth getting this (or) or any other console at this same price?
You would be much better off buying a playstation 3/4 controller and hooking it up to a PC with an emulator. The games and such are free online and the controller isn’t really needed, you can easily play with a keyboard or even touch controls if you want to play on your phone.
i wish they had … oh, was just about to say “vib ribbon” …but that needs CDs to work. OTOH, they could use MP3s…! (also, i think the patents are up on MP3?)
Go spend a hundred bucks to waste your life on crappy old games.
Not my favorite list of games… I have already collected my favorite roms.
This isn’t a product that you buy and use.
This is a product you buy, keep in the box, and merely collect.
…with that said, I’m pleasently surprised with the “value” it gives compared to all the other mini-console collectables.
Wikipedia says PS1 had 2595 titles… I could not see any duplication due to regional versions… looked like all unique titles.
Yeah, if you have a PS3 or 4, those are much more practical options for playing PS1 games. Even if all of these games on PSN would cost more combined than this thing, you can also just pick the ones you want, as well as buy games that aren’t in this list like Symphony of the Night. If the PS Classic could access PSN to load more games (or can easily be hacked to sideload them), it might be an ok option for people who aren’t interested in new games, but I don’t think it can, so it’s not.
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