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PlayStation Classic Mini-Console Hitting Stores in December

To celebrate 25 years of PlayStation, Sony is releasing a mini-console, the PlayStation Classic, containing 20 classic PlayStation games.

The very first PlayStation console is making a comeback this holiday season. In the dead of the night (at least for the States), Sony announced the existence of the PlayStation Classic mini-console. This little device will be about 45% smaller than the original PlayStation and will contain 20 classic games.

Sony’s PlayStation Blog post mentions a few of these titles, namely Final Fantasy VIIJumping FlashRidge Racer Type 4Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Expect the console to come with not one, but two original PlayStation controllers—and by “original,” I’m talking about the controller sans dual analog sticks.

The package will come with the mini-console itself, the controllers, a USB cord, and an HDMI cable. In the United States, the PlayStation Classic will come at a retail price of $99.99, with a release date of December 3—that’s the original Japanese release date of the PlayStation. The full game line-up will be revealed soon, promises the PlayStation Blog.

This is eerily similar to the NES Classic and the SNES Classic from Nintendo, both selling quite well in stores—to a fault. Let’s hope that Sony doesn’t have the same supply missteps and problems that plagued Nintendo.

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Chris Compendio

Chris is a writer currently based in the Philadelphia area. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and were an editorial intern for Paste Magazine's gaming section. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.

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