Sony announces new PlayStation Classic console - 80% SMALLER!

PlayStation Classic mini retro console is launching in time for Christmas

On Wednesday, Sony revealed the upcoming PlayStation Classic, which will release on December 3rd.

The Classic is a miniaturized version of the original PlayStation - 45 percent smaller on the sides to be exact, according to Sony. Clearly Sony is trying to capitalise upon the nostalgic spirit that drives a lot of the gaming industry - and conveniently just in time for the holiday season. Of course, the power button turns it on/off; the open button switches between games; and the reset button suspends gameplay.

The PlayStation Classic is the most expensive of the bunch at $100 for 20 games, which is now a bit hard to swallow considering we've yet to see the full list of included titles.

Until then, fans can get their thumbs ready to hop back in time a few decades by watching the console's release trailer.

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The PS1 Classic will cost $100 and will be out just before Christmas. The unit itself is powered via USB, so people can run it off any USB port or charger as long as it's capable of delivering 1 A of current. An AC adaptor is not included and will have to be purchased separately. While it's a bit steeper than the SNES Classic at a hundred bucks a pop, it will hopefully be inundated with enough JRPGs to last you a lifetime. Is there a specific game you would like to see it ship with?

As Polygon said, NES and SNES Classic customers weren't happy to discover that no more games can be put onto the device (without hacking).

While the PlayStation Classic comes with two wired controllers, neither features DualShock support. Though it won't be here until December, it's gone up for pre-order today from a number of different retailers.

The PlayStation version of THPS2, released in 2000, sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.

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