Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced that PlayStation Classic, a miniature games console that mirrors the look of the original PlayStation and comes preloaded with 20 original games, will launch in limited quantities on December 3, 2018, in Japan, North America and Europe. PlayStation Classic will be available in the UK at a £89.99.
The original PlayStation made its debut in Japan on December 3, 1994, and with landmark innovations such as enabling real-time 3DCG rendering and adopting CD-ROMs had a huge impact on the games industry in the 1990s and beyond.
The design of the PlayStation Classic resembles PlayStation, including the button layout, as well as controllers and outer package, but in a miniature size, it is 45% smaller on the sides and 80% smaller in volume than the original console. Pre-loaded with 20 PlayStation games such as Final Fantasy VII (SQUARE ENIX Co., LTD.), Jumping Flash! (SIE), R4 RIDGE RACER TYPE 4, Tekken 3 (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.), and Wild Arms (SIE). PlayStation Classic is a perfect fit for nostalgic PlayStation fans that enjoyed playing the original PlayStation as well as gamers new to PlayStation who want to experience classic PlayStation games from the 1990s.
|Product Name||PlayStation Classic|
|Product Code||SCPH-1000R Series|
|Launch Date||December 3, 2018|
|MSRP without tax||£89.99 / $99USD / €99.99 / 9,980 yen|
|Included||PlayStation Classic x 1
Controller x 2
HDMI Cable x 1
USB Cable*4 x 1
|Video output||720p, 480p|
|Audio output||Linear PCM|
|Input/output||HDMI output port
USB port (Micro-B)
Controller port x 2
|Power||DC 5V / 1.0A|
|Maximum rated power||5W|
|External dimensions||Approx. 149 x 33 x 105mm (5.8 x 1.3 x 4.1 in) (width x height x depth) (excluding controllers)|
|Mass||Console Approx. 170g (6.0 oz)
Controller Approx. 140g (4.9 oz)
|Operating temperature||5℃ to 35℃|
PlayStation Classic includes an HDMI cable for connecting to an external display such as TV monitors and a USB cable which needs to be connected to a commercially sold USB AC Adaptor for power supply from the plug. On select supported titles, users can play with or against their friends with the two Controllers included with the console.