PlayStation Classic Mini Features 20 PS1 Games, Pre-Orders Are Live

The $100 PlayStation Classic comes pre-loaded with 20 "generation-defining" games.

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Now Playing: Sony Announces PlayStation Classic Mini Console, Sega Delays Genesis Mini - GS News Update

With Nintendo enjoying great success in the field, Sony has announced its own mini classic console. The company has announced the PlayStation Classic, a mini version of the original PlayStation. It comes with 20 "generation-defining" games, and it launches in December. It's available for pre-order now.

A complete list of games has not yet been announced. So far, the PlayStation Blog has only confirmed five titles: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. There's no indication of what genres or companies will be represented by the remaining 15.

The PlayStation Classic arrives on December 3, and that's a notable date. It's the day that the original PlayStation launched in 1994. The mini version is 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation, and as you can see in the video, it captures the look of the system is based on, including its controllers.

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It comes with an HDMI cable, a USB cable to power it (the AC adapter is sold separately), and two controllers. The system costs $100 USD, $130 CAD, and 9,980 yen. You can pre-order it now.

It's no surprise that Sony is getting into the "Classic" category of plug-and-play mini retro consoles. Nintendo is currently dominating the market, and overall, sales of plug-and-play consoles are up 400 percent year to date in the US. With Nintendo leading the way with its NES and SNES Classic devices, Sony wants a piece of the category.

In other retro console news, Sega today announced that its own Sega Genesis Mini has been delayed from 2018 to 2019.

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