Nearly 25 years after Sony first introduced the world to a new game console, the PlayStation, the Japanese electronics giant is on the verge of a re-introduction.
Behold, the PlayStation Classic.
This December, Sony is re-releasing the original PlayStation console in miniaturized format — a la Nintendo’s NES and Super NES Classic consoles. It comes with 20 games built in, two controllers, and it costs just $100.
Here’s everything we know about PlayStation Classic thus far:
First things first: You’ve seen the console already, so what games are in it? We only know about five thus far:
There are 20 games inside the PlayStation Classic, pre-loaded by Sony. Only five of those 20 are announced thus far. They are:
1. “Final Fantasy VII”
2. “Jumping Flash”
3. “Ridge Racer Type 4”
4. “Tekken 3”
5. “Wild Arms”
You might be asking, “Where’s ‘Resident Evil,’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid,’ and ‘Crash Bandicoot,’ and ‘PaRappa the Rapper’? WHERE?!”
Though none of those have been announced as coming to the PlayStation Classic, it’d be a surprise if none of them ended up on the upcoming mini console.
Here’s everything that comes in the box when the console arrives this December:
Notably, Sony says, “A compatible USB AC adaptor (not included) is required to use this console. Use an AC adaptor that supports 5 V, 1.0 A USB (Type A) output.”
It appears that the console doesn’t include an AC adaptor for some bizarre reason, but you probably have one laying around anyway.