When Nintendo reissued their older gaming systems like the NES and SNES they sold like hotcakes, whatever that means. It turns out people couldn’t get enough of these retro-gaming consoles. So much so that Nintendo sold out of the reissued NES and SNES and the company promptly ramped up production and sold out yet again.
Now, Sony could be taking a page from Nintendo’s playbook with the reissue of the first generation PlayStation from 1993. That’s right, the first generation 1993 PlayStation might be within your dirty retro-gaming loving mitts.
Sony President and CEO John Kodera said in an interview with Mantan Web (translated by Comicbook) that they have been considering coming out with a classic version of the PlayStation 1. Keep in mind, this is a “possibility” and there have been no official plans announced for such a move. Kodera did say that the company is “always digging up past assets.” Given the success Nintendo has seen with their reissued consoles, we’d say the chances are decent for Sony to give it a shot.
Our company is always digging up past assets. I think there are various ways to do (a classic console). There have been discussions happening (within the company) on what kind of ways are there.
Should Sony resurrect the PS1 fans will be able to play older games such as Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7, Spyro, Resident Evil 2 and more. I didn’t really get into the PlayStation systems until the PS4 came out, because you know, Nintendo and Xbox, but if Sony does end up coming out with a classic version of the PS1, I’d be down for purchasing one.Source: Gamer Revolution
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