Sony’s first mini console will cost $100 and comes with Final Fantasy VII.
In a surprise announcement, Sony unveiled the PlayStation Classic, a miniaturized version of the original PlayStation One.
The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller then the PS1, connects to your TV via HDMI, and includes two PlayStation controllers (not Dualshock, so no analog sticks unfortunately).
The mini console comes preloaded with 20 “classic titles,” including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. The remaining 16 games will be revealed at a later date.
While this announcement is a huge surprise to me, it’s easy to see why Sony would hop on the mini console train. The mini NES and SNES from Nintendo sold millions of units and are still consistently hard to find, so Sony cashing in with their own nostalgia machine makes sense.
At a $100 price point though, my decision to buy the PS Classic will really come down to what games are included. The PS1 has a HUGE library of awesome games, with a number of them being seminal JRPGs.
Below are the 16 remaining games I would like to see on the console. Let us know what you’d like to see!
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy Tactics
Spyro the Dragon
Metal Gear Solid
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
PaRappa the Rapper
Crash Team Racing
Mega Man Legends
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Twisted Metal 3
The Legend of Dragoon