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See how the PlayStation Classic measures up to the original PlayStation

The mini PS1 makes a cameo at Tokyo Game Show

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The PlayStation Classic, the miniaturized console modeled after the original PlayStation that Sony Interactive Entertainment announced earlier this week, made an appearance at Tokyo Game Show this week. While the console isn’t playable on the show floor, Sony has it set up (behind glass) next to an original PlayStation so attendees can get a sense of how wee the PS Classic is.

According to Sony’s official announcement, the PlayStation Classic is 45 percent smaller than the company’s original console. And like the mini consoles released by Nintendo, the console hardware itself is rivaled in size by the controllers (which look identical to the original PlayStation controllers).

Here’s a look at the PlayStation Classic next to its 1994 inspiration:

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Here’s an alternate angle:

And here’s a look at the Japanese packaging for the PlayStation Classic:

The PlayStation Classic will be released worldwide on Dec. 3. It will come with 20 pre-loaded games, including Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. The retro console will retail for $99.99 in the U.S., £89.99 in the U.K., €99.99 in Europe and 9,980 yen in Japan.

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