Sony announces PS1 Classic, console will be preloaded with 20 games

Helen Aguilar
September 20, 2018

According to Sony, the PlayStation Classic is "approximately 45% smaller" than the original console. The PlayStation proved to be a victor for Sony, which became the first console to sell 100 million units worldwide and helped Sony dethrone the once-dominant Sega brand in the 1990s.

As for the hardware, the box will contain the miniature console itself, two full-size controllers, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable for power. First released in Japan on December 3, 1994, the PlayStation established Sony's place in the video game console market, priming them to dominate Nintendo, Sega and then-newcomers Microsoft in the subsequent generation of systems with the PlayStation 2.

The SNES Classic is loaded with neat bonus features, including save states, display filters that evoke your classic CRT TV, and a handy rewind feature that lets you turn back the clock when you're struggling in a hard game. In the wake of Nintendo's successful relaunch of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and the SNES, Sony is doing some backtracking of its own.

Older UAE gamers will be thrilled at this announcement, and it will probably take them back to the days of going to places like Hamed Centre and Jumbo Electronics to buy their Playstation discs and accessories. The new Playstation Classic will be much smaller and come preloaded with 20 classic titles, the company said online Wednesday.

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It will come with 20 pre-loaded games, the first of which were revealed in the trailer. Here's a quick guide on how to pre-order one.

Over the last couple of years, Nintendo has had great success with its Classic Mini console launches.

The console launches on December 3rd this year, retailing at £89.99 in the UK. Considering how notoriously hard it was (and in some cases, still is) to find an NES Classic or SNES Classic, some fans may want to get the jump on pre-ordering the PlayStation Classic as soon as possible.

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