Because Nintendo made a ton of money doing it and fans loved it Sony is releasing the Playstation Classic this December featuring 20 games such as Final Fantasy VII, TEKKEN 3, R4: Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash! and Wild Arms. Looks like the mini system is very similar to the NES and SNES classic in that features game saves, HDMI output and faithful recreations of the original controller. The difference here is the base unit + 20 games + controller is more expensive at $100 and that's not a bad value at all if these games are something you are looking to re-play. So far Sony has only released details of 5 games on the system with more information to come up till the final launch. One thing I like about this system is that the controller ports are USB and the base system looks like you can just plug it in where your NES and SNES Classic units already sit under your TV.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/20/2018 at 03:35am

I'm highly on the fence about this.

1. I feel like if you aren't announcing the full list of games by the time preorders are available, you'd probably start with your heavy hitters, and these don't get me super excited and make me want to preorder. That kinda makes me worry about the rest of the games, but maybe they're teasing us now, with a big reveal of amazing games to come. Who knows... but that list needs to be amazing to push these because...

2. The Playstation line, especially the first two consoles, sold like hotcakes, and the PS3 is fully backwards-compatible with PSX games except for a couple. There are modern devices hooked up to people's TVs still that can do this well and...

3. The original games are disc based, so they're cheaper than retro carts, with the exception of some rare games. Getting your ideal set of games is pretty easy. Combine that with the fact that most people into this idea probably already have a device capable of playing them, and it's less of a drive to get it.

4. Only one game, Ape Escape, absolutely required the dualshock controller, but those analog sticks made plenty of games way more enjoyable, and this is releasing with the original d-pad only controllers.

So yeah the game list will be the main deciding factor for me, for sure. A secondary factor is whether we can use PS3/4 controllers with direct USB, or PS2 controllers with a USB adapter. It is handy that it comes with two controllers out of the box though.

Either way, I want it, I definitely want it. I just don't know if I $100 want it.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/21/2018 at 03:31am

Ouch, yeah I didn't notice that the controllers didn't include the analog sticks. That sucks.

The PSX had a pretty incredible line up of games, so there's plenty of great titles to choose from but these first couple announced games is kinda lackluster.

Let's speculate wildly about what other games will be included because that's fun! I'm thinking one game that could get people excited would be Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/21/2018 at 03:48am


I want this too, I think, but so far the only game I'm interested in is Final Fantasy VII. That said, you are right and these games are really easy to get used or even on Steam. Hoping the rest of the lineup is great but if it's not then it's a harder sell for something that, to me, is already a hard sell. I think the big reason is I skipped the Playstation and PS2 and went straight to the PS3. I loved the PS3 but nearly all the games I loved are on PC.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/21/2018 at 03:50am

Games that seem like the are required: Spyro, Crash, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Chrono Cross(that's for you Tim) & Tony Hawk.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/21/2018 at 04:37pm

Wow, I heard myths about the lone gamer who never bought a PS2 but I never imagined that I'd know that person.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/22/2018 at 01:33am

I was looking through the PSX games list and there were sooo many great RPG's out on that system. Seriously if they just loaded this up with RPG's this would be a must buy for me.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/22/2018 at 12:42pm

Yeah, it was a really popular system. So at the time I was going to college and had less money. I played PC games on my laptop.

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