Sony announced the PlayStation Classic earlier in the year, a pint-sized PSone console with a bunch of games pre-loaded. The mini machine is available right now, and you can get it from various retailers across the web. But where can you buy the PlayStation Classic? Here's a quick guide on the mini machine and how to order one before Christmas comes around.
Where to buy PlayStation Classic in the US
Here's where residents of the US can purchase PlayStation Classic. If you're interested, you'd best hurry up and get your order in place in case stock runs out before Christmas.
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Where to buy PlayStation Classic in the UK
Here are the retailers currently selling the PlayStation Classic in the UK. Be sure you get your orders in quickly, as there's no telling how long these will last ahead of the festive season.
PlayStation Classic FAQ - All of your questions answered
Got a question about the PlayStation Classic? Chances are we've answered it below. Feel free to pester us in the comments as well, where we'll aim to answer additional questions.
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.
Which games are confirmed for the PlayStation Classic?
Sony has confirmed that the following 20 games will launch along with the PlayStation Classic:
- 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
- Revelations: Persona
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Twisted Metal
- Wild Arms
Can you download more games to the PlayStation Classic?
Sony confirmed back in September that the PlayStation Classic won't have the ability to add more games to its library. There's no online connectivity whatsoever, and no disk tray to play any PlayStation games you already own.
How much is the PlayStation Classic?
PlayStation Classic is going for an RRP of £89.99 / €99.99 / $99.99.
What is the release date for PlayStation Classic?
The release date for PlayStation Classic is 3rd December. It's available right now!
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.
Is the PlayStation Classic any good?
We rather like the PS Classic, but it's certainly not without its flaws. The design is meticulously detailed and it all runs efficiently, but there are some cases of inferior emulation that could potentially sour the experience. The choice of games is pretty strong, but there are some glaring omissions that perhaps belong on the PlayStation Classic more than some of the included titles. For a much, much more detailed assessment, click here to read our in-depth review, or watch our video review below.
Will you be grabbing a PlayStation Classic? Take a nostalgia trip in the comments below.