Sony Shocks The World By Announcing The PlayStation Classic Console Coming This December

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation Classic, a miniature games console that mirrors the look of the original PlayStation® and comes preloaded with 20 original games, will launch in limited quantities on December 3, 2018, in Japan, North America, and Europe. PlayStation Classic will be available*1 in the UK at a £89.99 (RRP).

The original PlayStation made its debut in Japan on December 3, 1994, and with landmark innovations such as enabling real-time 3DCG rendering and adopting CD-ROMs had a huge impact on the games industry in the 1990s and beyond.

The design of the PlayStation Classic resembles PlayStation, including the button layout, as well as controllers and outer package*2, but in a miniature size, it is 45% smaller on the sides and 80% smaller in volume than the original console. Pre-loaded*3 with 20 PlayStation games*4 such as Final Fantasy® VII (SQUARE ENIX Co., LTD.), Jumping Flash! (SIE), R4 RIDGE RACER TYPE 4Tekken 3 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.), and Wild Arms (SIE). PlayStation Classic is a perfect fit for nostalgic PlayStation fans that enjoyed playing the original PlayStation as well as gamers new to PlayStation® who want to experience classic PlayStation games from the 1990s.

PlayStation Classic includes an HDMI™ cable for connecting to an external displays such as TV monitors, and a USB cable which needs to be connected to a commercially sold USB AC Adaptor*4 for power supply from the plug. On select supported titles, users can play with or against their friends

with the two Controllers included with the console.

SIE will continue to further expand its software portfolio across PlayStation platforms as well as its network services to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.

PlayStation®Classic

Product Name

PlayStation®Classic

Product Code

SCPH-1000R Series

Launch Date

December 3, 2018

MSRP without tax

£89.99 / $99USD / €99.99 / 9,980 yen

Included

PlayStation®Classic x 1

Controller x 2

HDMI™ Cable x 1

USB Cable*x 1

Printed Materials

Copyrights

©Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Specifications

Product Name

PlayStation®Classic

Video output

720p, 480p

Audio output

Linear PCM

Input/output

HDMI™ output port

USB port (Micro-B)*4

Controller port x 2

Power

DC 5V / 1.0A

Maximum rated power

5W

External dimensions

Approx. 149 x 33 x 105mm (5.8 x 1.3 x 4.1 in) (width x height x depth) (excluding controllers)

Mass

Console      Approx. 170g (6.0 oz)

Controller     Approx. 140g (4.9 oz)

Operating temperature

5℃ to 35℃

*1 Sales method may differ depending on which country / region the product is sold in.

*2 Design of outer box differs depending on which country / region the product is sold in.
*3 The title line-up other than the listed five titles may differ depending on which country / region the product is sold in.

*4 Software titles cannot be added on via download or any other way. Peripherals for PlayStation® such as Memory Cards, cannot be used with PlayStation Classic.
*5 A commercially available USB AC adaptor is required to use this console. Please use an AC adaptor that supports 5 V, 1.0 A USB (Type A) output. However, there is no guarantee that all AC adaptors are compatible with your console.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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