Following in the footsteps of Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic, Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic console. Of course, Xbox, with their extensive Backward Compatibility program, couldn’t resist taking a friendly jab at Sony.
Here’s the announcement tweet from Sony:
Introducing #PlayStationClassic, a miniaturised version of the original PS console which comes with 20 preloaded games, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3 and Ridge Racer Type 4.
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) September 19, 2018
Followed by a response from Xbox UK:
Play 500+ Classic Xbox & Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One today… totally for free ✌️
(psst, some of them are Xbox One X Enhanced as well) pic.twitter.com/X2zUv0GQOU
— Xbox UK (@xboxuk) September 19, 2018
Taking a look at those two tweets, it’s definitely apparent who comes out on top in the “classic games” department. At any rate, that aside, the PlayStation Classic will be released on December 3rd and includes 20 pre-installed games.
Roughly 45% smaller than the original, the mini-console from Sony will include two controllers, an HDMI cable, and games such as Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. The rest of the line-up will be released ahead of the console’s launch. The PlayStation Classic will retail for $99.99USD/$129.99CAD/€99.99/£89.99.
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