Sony's Retro PlayStation Classic Announced For December Release

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What are your favorite original PlayStation memories?

This new mini console promises 20 PS1 games pre-loaded onto a shrunken-down replica of the original PlayStation console, which just so happens to be celebrating its 25th birthday this year. As well as the mini console, an HDMI cable for connecting to a TV and two wired controllers will be included. The console is available for preorder and will cost around $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAN and will be released on December 3, 2018, just in time for a nostalgia-heavy Christmas.

The RESET button on the console will now suspend games, with the OPEN button letting you change the "Virtual Disc" inside.

Like its competitors, the PlayStation Classic will come in a smaller size, approximated to be 45 percent smaller than the original console. Nintendo has previously made mini versions of its NES and SNES consoles, which also included a set of pre-loaded classic games.

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Following the trend of Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic consoles, Sony created a PS1 Classic console that will include games like the massively popular Final Fantasy VII.

The console which retails for around $60 comes with 30 games including Nintendo's famed Super Mario and Donkey Kong characters. Here's a quick guide on how to pre-order one.

Alternatively, interested consumers will likely be able to head into physical Best Buy or GameStop locations to pre-order the PlayStation Classic if they so wish.

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. And if you're like us, simply reading those names again is enough to take you on one big feels trip.

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