Sony reveals that it will release a new gaming console that has the whiff of the old—the PlayStation Classic. Yes, this is modeled after the first PlayStation console that was released back in 1994 and would go on to sell about 120 million units. Not only does this model re-release be alike in appearance, but it will also be smaller. Like, it's easily carried by hand.
The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller on the sides and 80% smaller in volume than the original console and while portable, it still needs a TV screen to play on. A HDMI cable and a USB cable, which needs to be connected for power supply from a plug and two controllers are included with the set (the controllers retain their normal sizes, no worries… unless you're President Trump). Design-wise, the PlayStation Classic resembles the original in terms of the button layout and the controllers but we don't have any word about whether the console can open up for CD-ROM insertion but the set does come preloaded with 20 original classic video games from the 1990s that includes Final Fantasy VII, Wild Arms and Tekken 3. Sony will unveil the entire list of games in the future but here's hoping that Gex ("Sweet… like candy.") will be one of those included.
And while we might have to wait for the next-gen console from Sony (according to the company, expect to see the PlayStation 5 in 2021) the nostalgia is strong enough with the PlayStation Classic that we reckon it will be sold out quick, especially when it's released in limited quantities. You might want to put in that downpayment at your friendly neighbourhood video game store at your earliest convenience.
The PlayStation Classic will retail for SGD139. It will be out on December 3, 2018.