Sony announces the PlayStation Classic

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Sep 19, 2018.


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    Sony is borrowing its best friend Nintendo's idea to bring its classic console in palm format. Meet the PlayStation Classic.


    Announced in a blog post today, this miniature rehash of the classic console with a very original name will feature defining titles like Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms and 17 other "legendary titles".

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    "The mini console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation, and it emulates the original’s look and feel by featuring similar controllers and packaging," reads the blog post.

    Each unit will come bundled with an HDMI cable, a USB cable, and two controllers for local multiplayer within compatible titles.

    Pre-loaded with 20 classic title, the new mini-console launches December 3 at an MSRP of $99.99.
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  1. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Guru

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    Just seen this news, how cool!

    Can’t wait to find out the specs!
     
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  2. Lilith Valentine

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    That price tag though. Sony, costing 20$ more than your competitors is not how you market.
    Edit: Oof
     
    Last edited by Lilith Valentine, Sep 19, 2018
  3. shaunj66

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    No dual-analog? No Ape Escape? No buy!
     
  4. KiiWii

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    Very true but they will argue that it’s CD based emulation... the games are worth the extra money.... people will pay whatever...
     
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  5. XrosBlader821

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    I wonder what games it'll have
    My guess is at
    - MGS
    - RE & RE2
    - Silent Hill
    - FF7
    I doubt they put Grandia on it


    you mean the competition that is selling older hardware for just 20$ cheaper?
     
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  6. KiiWii

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    Yeah I thought that, the lack of analog is a MASSIVE oversight, or a marketing ploy to bring out another set of DS controllers for more of your hard earned...
     
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  7. Xzi

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    OTOH we haven't gotten to N64 Classic yet, who knows if they'll price that at $100 also because of the more demanding hardware requirements for emulation.
     
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  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Quit being a copy cat sony... unless is xbox and in that case, BRING US CLASSIC GAME SUPPORT ON PS4 :nayps3:
     
  9. KiiWii

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    Wonder what new features it may hold??

    I immediately hoped for netplay on tekken 3 lol.

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    Its the most sincerest form of flattery... and the most blatant duplicate cash grab.
     
  10. phonz

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    $130CAD and no AC Adapter?
    M'er no thanks.
    Looks pretty though.
     
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  11. sarkwalvein

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    Includes wild arms = worth it.
     
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  12. Lilith Valentine

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    I actually just sat down and was about to edit my post because I realize my comment wasn't very clear and also had a lot of jaded ideas behind it. It's more costly for me because I know of cheaper alternatives like the Rpi3B+ and or SNES classic with a USB adapter. These are options that I am aware of because of my years in the hacking field. Thus seeing something like this my brain went into, "But I know cheaper options" because I do. Then I realized while I was making my ramen that obviously that's not how everyone else works and I should edit my post with a clarification before anyone replied.
     
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  13. Sonic Angel Knight

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    So can you even use your old memory cards on this to continue your save data from 1995? :P
     
  14. Beerus

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    ahhh copying ninty eh first 6.0 and now this smh good thing i still have my psone
     
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  15. chrisisx

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    hackchi3 incoming
     
  16. KiiWii

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    Hopefully lol. Depends on the specs really.
     
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  17. Trash_Bandatcoot

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    Very original move, Sony!

    No really, nobody could’ve come up with this
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    Like, nobody...
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    I guess you could’ve added a screen to it...
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    Again, nobody has never ever done this before.
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  18. KiiWii

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    @Trash_Bandatcoot its a trend people are buying into, why not jump on this bandwagon while there is money to be made and gain their market share.

    Sometimes it’s a show of force, and a statement that another company will not dominate 100% of that niche.
     
  19. zoogie

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    Scalpers: YES!
     
  20. emigre

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    I'm there. This is my childhood motherfuckers!
     
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