Sony announced its own version of a miniature retro console, the PlayStation Classic, on Wednesday, following the wild success of Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic editions. The system, modeled after the original PlayStation, will cost $99.99 when it is released on December 3.
By the time December comes around, though, these bad boys will likely be long sold out, at least online. Pre-orders were live at Amazon for less than a day before they were flagged as “currently unavailable” (though we suspect that Amazon will have a listing back up soon). Other large retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart will have pre-orders as well.
For $99.99, the PlayStation Classic will include the miniature console (about 45 percent smaller than the PS1), and two USB controllers based on the original PlayStation gamepads. Sony has not yet confirmed all 20 games that will come with the PlayStation Classic, other than the first five: Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms.
Current pre-order pages for the PlayStation Classic are listed below. We’ll update this post with restocks, sold-out notices and additional retailers as we get them.
- The PlayStation Classic (left) is 45 percent smaller than the original unit. Sony Interactive Entertainment
- The controllers plug into USB slots located in the same place as the original system’s controller ports. Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Your controllers will be tethered to the console, just like in the (good?) ol’ days. Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Hm, what’s under that flap? Sony Interactive Entertainment
- That box brings back memories! Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Note that the package doesn’t include an AC adapter. Sony Interactive Entertainment
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