Sony unveils the PlayStation Classic mini console - Hardware

PlayStation Classic mini retro console is launching in time for Christmas

Sony has finally announced their own version, PlayStation Classic, which will release on December 3, 2018 pre-loaded with 20 fan-favorite PS1 titles.

Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash and Ridge Racer Type 4. It is 45 percent smaller on the sides and 80 percent smaller in volume than the original console.

Joining the bandwagon of retro game consoles, Sony has launched the PlayStation Classic.

For obvious size-related reasons, you wont be able to use accessories designed for the original PlayStation with it.

In case you somehow missed the announcement, Sony's releasing the PlayStation Classic, a pint-sized PSone console with a bunch of games pre-loaded. Similar to Sony, Nintendo played the nostalgia card by launching the SNES Classic Mini a year ago and the NES Classic Edition in July 2016.

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Unsurprisingly, the accompanying controllers are roughly as big as the classic console's shell.

As for the console buttons, well they're still useful. Sony has told any eager customers to stay tuned to PlayStation's website for incoming details about how to buy the Classic, and its regional availability, so the only thing you can do right now is wait for more details to come, before hitting that pre-order button with every disposable digit you have.

The PlayStation Classic will go on sale for $100 on December 3. PlayStation had a dedicated following in its time, so many fans will likely want to get this remaster of the PlayStation that started it all. All of those games will be playable in their original format, Sony said. The machine will have a virtual memory card that will allow you to save your game data directly to the console.

The box includes two controllers in the original PS1 design - that is, with no Dual Shock vibration and no analog thumbsticks.

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