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More PlayStation Classic Details Emerge Ahead Of Release

The PlayStation Classic console is almost here.


Sony's response to Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic devices, the PlayStation Classic, launches very soon. It's out on December 3, priced at £90 / $100 USD / $130 CAD / $150 AUD, and now Sony has announced even more details about the mini retro console.

A detailed FAQ on the PlayStation Blog covers a number of new details, starting with the size, which is 5.8" x 1.3" x 4.1". For those doing the math, that's 45 percent smaller than the original system; it's even smaller than a PS4 game case. The mini system weights 6 ounces, while the controllers are 4.9 ounces. The included HDMI cable is 2.0m or 78.7", while the controller cables are 1.5m/59.1" long. The FAQ page also confirms that only PlayStation Classic controllers work with the system, so you won't be able to plug in a DualShock 4 controller or anything else.

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Now Playing: The PlayStation Classic Does The Bare Minimum

Here are some other takeaways from the FAQ:

  • Each title supports up to 15 virtual memory card slots.
  • Pressing the Reset button returns you to the main UI, and this creates a restore point.
  • Games that originally shipped on two discs, including Final Fantasy VII, will prompt you to press "Open" at the end of the first virtual disc to move to the virtual second disc.
  • System Link functional is not supported, but some games have split-screen.
  • You can power the PlayStation Classic with any USB power sources that supports 5V, 1.01A at a minimum. The console comes with a USB cable but not a USB adaptor.
  • You cannot connect PlayStation Classic to PSN, and Sony has no plans to launch new content for the device over time.
  • The PlayStation Classic plays the iconic PlayStation start-up sound when you boot it up.
  • The console supports 480p and 720p, and your TV may further upscale this.

Additionally, Sony confirmed that some of the games included in the PlayStation Classic are the PAL editions. You can see the full rundown of the 20 included games below, along with another list of titles with multiplayer support. Go to the PlayStation Blog FAQ page to learn even more,

PlayStation Classic Games

  • Battle Arena Toshinden*
  • Cool Boarders 2*
  • Destruction Derby*
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto*
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash!*
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr. Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee*
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut*
  • Revelations: Persona
  • R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3*
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six*
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms​

*title based on the PAL version

PlayStation Classic Two-Play Multiplayer Games

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Mr. Driller
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal

GameSpot recently got to try out the PlayStation Classic, and we found that it does the bare minimum. You can watch GameSpot's preview video in the embed above to learn more.

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