We just received big news from Sony that they are going to be releasing a “Classic” edition of their first console, the Playstation (PS1 or PSX). They have announced that it will launch with 20 games, 5 of which have been announced so far. The system will also ship with 2 controllers, a USB power cable and an HDMI cable. Whether or not the system will be ‘hackable’ like the NES and SNES Classic Editions, remains to be seen. But, depending on the line up, it might not matter – if they can include the best games from the console’s library, we won’t feel much need to ‘add’ to it!
The console itself will be ‘45% smaller’ than the original and will feature similar features. The packaging will be a throw-back as well, so it will look really cool on the shelf next to it’s big brother (if you managed to save your original PS1 box).
The games announced so far are:
- Final Fantasy VII
- Jumping Flash
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Tekken 3
- Wild Arms
I can’t speak for everyone, but this retrogamer is excited to see what other games are going to be included on this console. At a price of $99, assuming the games stack up, this is a pretty sweet deal!