PlayStation Classic set for release in Malaysia on December 3

PlayStation Classic set for release in Malaysia on December 3

Sony is wading into the mini-console market with the launch of the PlayStation Classic.

25 years after PlayStation 1In late 1994, Sony introduced its first PlayStation console. It'll also be 45% smaller than the original PlayStation system. Sony's PlayStation Classic is available for pre-order at select retailers across the US and Canada at $99.99 USA and $129.99 Canadian.

Naturally, a nostalgic announcement like this had the internet awash with reactions ranging from generous doses of snark to demands for specific games to be included in the 20-game lineup.

If Nintendo has proven anything over the last couple of years, it's that miniature versions of old-school consoles are in high demand.

The PlayStation Classic is a remake of the first Sony PlayStation console; arguably a console that disrupted the dominance of Nintendo and Sega which dominated 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

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It's simple, but it's charming, and the series has been a hit since the first first game was released on the Gamecube in 2001. When the Switch Online Service finally launches next week, 20 NES games will be available to play via the NES Libary.

So far, we don't know all the details of the library of 20 games that will come loaded on the device.

It's the same shtick as the NES and SNES mini lot from Nintendo, but this time it's PSX games. While many games were released in all regions, some were only available in some regions.

The PlayStation was a best-selling console and holds a soft spot in the hearts of many gamers. Its a tiny box that uses just 5W of power. Nintendo's mini-consoles preloaded with classic games flew off shelves, and fetched a very high resale price on eBay and Amazon.

Also included in the package are an HDMI cable and a USB cable. Considering how notoriously hard it was (and in some cases, still is) to find an NES Classic or SNES Classic, some fans may want to get the jump on pre-ordering the PlayStation Classic as soon as possible.

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