In a move that seems copied by Sony. Which is sad if you ask me. The Playstation Classic looks like a poor excuse for a quick cash cow. Nintendo set the trend and like sheep Sony followed suit. Microsoft had the right idea with Backward compatibility. Here are the details on the Playstation Classics:
- The console will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including fan-favorites such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.
- The mini console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation
- PlayStation Classic will be available for $99.99 USD (MSRP) / $129.99 CAN (MSRP) on December 3, 2018
- Comes with an HDMI cable and two controllers
- It seem the AC adapter is sold separately
As an avid Sony Fanboy this isn’t something I would waste my money on. I am ashamed to even know that Sony was planning this. Amidst the cross play debacle and the smug attitude towards backward compatibility, time and time again Sony couldn’t stop following Nintendo. When the Nintendo announced the Wii with their innovative controllers, Sony announced the Move controllers. EPIC FAIL. Then Nintendo announced the Wii U controller, Sony tried to resurrect the Sony Vita to emulate a second screen. EPIC FAIL.
Meanwhile, over on Xbox One, you can individually purchase something like 500+ original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on a system you already own. Hands down Xbox has the better deal. Sadly their isn’t any killer IP games out right now that would want me to sink $400 plus for one just for that. Yet Sony could of took that route and expanded on player base that already own a PS4.