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Sony Announces the PlayStation Classic Mini-Console

Sony reveals its own nostalgia-laden tiny console.

Nearly 25 years ago, Sony launched the original PlayStation in Japan, marking the tech company's entry into the console gaming market. We haven't reached the milestone date just yet, but it looks like Sony is ready for the anniversary. The company just announced the PlayStation Classic, its own mini-console.

Like the NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition, the PlayStation Classic is a console that can be held in your hand. The system comes with two PlayStation controllers that connect via USB and has an HDMI out for connection to modern televisions. The system does not have a disc drive, with the Open button on the Classic changing the "virtual disc". It comes pre-loaded with 20 PSOne games, though Sony has only announced the inclusion of Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.

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The PlayStation Classic will cost $99.99 and be available on December 3, 2018, 25 years to the day the original PlayStation launched in Japan. Sony Interactive Entertainment says it'll be sharing further details on the system in the coming months.

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