The Sony PlayStation Classic clearly follows in the footsteps of Nintendo’s Classic Mini NES and SNES consoles, recreating the original PlayStation console in a bite-sized new version stocked with built-in classics from the era. The PlayStation Classic comes pre-loaded with 20 classic PS games including Final Fantasy 7, Tekken 3, Metal Gear Solid, and Syphon Filter. It also comes with two wired controllers and an HDMI cable.
However, it’s important to note that the PlayStation Classic is not our favorite retro console. Its gaming lineup makes some serious omissions, it tops out at 720p resolution, and it only allows one save state per game. That said, there are a few things people like about the PlayStation Classic. For instance, people love its adorable design and admit that people were psyched to see Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Tekken 3, and Syphon Filter pre-loaded on our console.
– Classic PlayStation design, just smaller
– 20 games built-in including Final Fantasy VII & Tekken 3
Classic PlayStation design
Everyone has good memories of the first ever PlayStation – it’s a piece of gaming history. And with the Sony PlayStation Classic you can relive all your greatest moments.
It has all the charm of the original, it’s just 45% smaller. But everything has been scaled down perfectly – the logo, buttons, and even the packaging all looks exactly as it should. Well, everything is smaller except the controllers – they’re the exact same as back in 1994. And because you get two controllers in the box, you can play your friends or siblings just like you used to.
20 games included
It’s practically impossible to find PlayStation 1 games anymore, but the Classic comes with 20 games pre-loaded so you can jump straight into nostalgia. Take on Final Fantasy VII without having to switch discs mid-way through the game, or try quirky games like Jumping Flash in the original format.
And when it comes time to save – there’s a virtual memory card. No more worrying about someone losing your precious data, or having to clear dust out to get it to work.
Play 20 games that defined an era:
- 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
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Revolutions: Persona
- R4 RIDGE RACER TYPE 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX
- Twisted Metal
- Wild Arms
Specifications of Sony PlayStation Classic
|Dimensions||8.88 inches (H) x 2.28 inches (W) x 3.75 inches (D)|
|Model Compatibility||PlayStation 4|
|Includes||User Manual, HDMI cable|
|Data Storage Drive Capacity||No built-in storage|
|Electronics||Slim design, lightweight design|
|Video Game Console||Lightweight|
|Ports||1 x HDMI output
1 x USB Type-A
|Video Resolution||720p (480p compatible)|
|Power Requirements||5 V, 1 A (USB Type-A)|
|Cable Length||Controllers: 59.1″ / 1.5 m|
|Buttons||1 x power
1 x reset
1 x open
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