In case you somehow missed the announcement, Sony's releasing the PlayStation Classic, a pint-sized PSone console with a bunch of games pre-loaded. The mini machine is set to release on 3rd December 2018, and pre-order pages are beginning to pop up across the web. But where can you buy the PlayStation Classic? Here's a quick guide on the mini machine and how to pre-order one.
What is the PlayStation Classic?
PlayStation Classic is a miniaturised version of the original PlayStation -- 45% smaller, to be precise. Rather than functioning as a full-blown console, the system has been pre-loaded with 20 of the best PSone games. You can't play your own games on PlayStation Classic, as the disc drive doesn't function and is too small to carry CDs. Instead, you simply plug the console into your TV and a USB power supply, and you'll have access to the 20 on-board games. It also comes with two full-size, original style PSone controllers for that extra retro feel.
The Reset button on the PlayStation Classic pauses your progress in the game you're playing, while you use the disc eject button to select your game. You won't need any miniature memory cards, as the system will have built-in memory so you can save all your progress.
Can you download more games to the PlayStation Classic?
Sony has yet to pass comment on this, but it's unlikely that it'll make other games available to download onto the PlayStation Classic. Much like Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic consoles, it won't have any online features, so you'll only be able to play the games pre-installed on the machine.
How much is the PlayStation Classic?
PlayStation Classic is going for an RRP of £89.99 / €99.99 / $99.99.
What is included in the box with PlayStation Classic?
When you receive your PSone retro re-release, the box will contain the PlayStation Classic itself, an HDMI cable, a USB cable which can plug into any USB AC adapter, and two wired PlayStation controllers. It's important to note that an AC adapter is not included with the PlayStation Classic.
The console has 20 games pre-installed, including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. You can find a full list of all PlayStation Classic Mini games through the link.
Where to pre-order PlayStation Classic in the UK
Here are the retailers currently selling the PlayStation Classic in the UK. Be sure you get your pre-orders in quickly, as there's no telling how long these will last.
Where to pre-order PlayStation Classic in the US
Here's where residents of the US can pre-order PlayStation Classic. If you're interested, you'd best hurry up and get your pre-order in place before Sony runs out of stock.
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