The original PlayStation, thanks to the unstoppable passing of time and all its inherent baggage, debuted more than two decades ago. Upon its release, the Sony Computer Entertainment creation broke sales records and offered players what was then considered a top-shelf graphics experience. Now, a creeping wave of nostalgia has inspired Sony to introduce the aptly named PlayStation Classic.
As you can see, the throwback device is noticeably tinier—45 percent smaller, to be exact—than the original. Size aside, the PlayStation Classic revives the overall aesthetic and feel of the ubiquitous mid-90s living room improver. Each console comes pre-loaded with 20 classic games, including Tekken 3 and Final Fantasy VII. An HDMI cable, a USB cable, and a pair of controllers are also included in the box.
The PlayStation Classic will appropriately be released on Dec. 3. Pre-orders are available at select shops across North America, with prices starting at $99.99. If you need more than "PlayStation Classic," "20 classic games," and "HDMI cable" to sway your purchasing decision, click here for a more detailed breakdown of the device.
Returning to 2018 matters, the most recent PlayStation update arrived back in 2016 in the form of the PlayStation 4 Pro. The console, an overhauled version of the PlayStation 4, shows the design and playability leaps the video game giant has made since entering the market. Though we're now at the end of the PS4 chapter, a release date for the inevitable PS5 has not been announced. A 2019 launch, however, is seemingly not entirely out of the question.