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The PlayStation Classic Will Put 20 PlayStation Classics Into a Tiny Package

by Eric Frederiksen | September 19, 2018September 19, 2018 11:30 am EDT

If you loved the NES Classic and SuperNES Classic mini consoles, Sony has an announcement you might dig: Coming this December is the PlayStation Classic mini-console, bundled with two controllers and a pile of games to relive all the fun of the first generation of polygonal games.

This miniaturized console is 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation, but much like Nintendo’s mini-consoles it looks just like its big brother. It comes with a USB cable for power and an HDMI cable for video, though interestingly the AC adapter is sold separately. But then, we have so many USB wall warts in our drawers these days that it hardly matters. What does matter, though, is that it’s coming with two controllers for multiplayer action. They’re pre-Dual Shock, so that means no analog sticks.

The big question, though, is what games will be on it. Right now, Sony has announced Final Fantasy VIIJumping FlashRidge Racer Type 4Tekken 3, and Wild Arms, but says that the system will ship with 20 titles in total. What other games might come to the system is anyone’s guess right now.

In the meantime, we have a few questions. Will Sony make the same mistake Nintendo did with the controller cords, or will they give us proper-length cables so that we can sit on our couches while we play? Will I be able to sync up my PS4 controllers without buying an extra peripheral? Probably not, but hopefully 8Bitdo will have us covered with an adapter so that we can play without the inconvenience of cables running across the living room where people can trip over them.

Sony’s sure to reveal more as the December 3 release date approaches, and we can’t wait to see what else might be coming to the system.