Sony announces the PlayStation Classic, a door into the world of very small nostalgia

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it would be like to play on one of the original PlayStation consoles from 1994? Well, with the Sony PlayStation Classic being released on December 3rd, your childhood fantasies can be realised for just £89.99.

Sony’s announcement of the PlayStation Classic has taken the nostalgia-geek world by storm. The Classic will be an exact replica of Sony’s original PlayStation, but 45% smaller and optimised for modern use. The device will ship with two USB controllers modelled on the iconic design from 1944. However, there is one key difference – these controllers will connect to the PlayStation Classic via USB.

That’s right, Sony has replaced the two original controller ports with USB 2.0 ports. The large, clunky cut-out for the port is still there, but the connections themselves have been updated. Furthermore, the Classic will connect to your TV via a HDMI cable, meaning super-speedy 8-bit action.

As well as all this goodness, the PlayStation Classic will come pre-loaded with 20 of the the original PlayStation games, including Final Fantasy VIITekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. If this doesn’t cause a stirring in your pants, may I recommend seeing a gynaecologist?

Swapping between games will be done using the Classic’s disk eject button, which is still present despite the console not having a disk reader.

The release date of the PlayStation Classic coincides exactly with the 24th anniversary of the release of the original PlayStation, which was released in Japan on the 3rd of December 1994. If you can remember the original PlayStation, this is the perfect console for you. If you don’t remember the original PlayStation, you’re either too young or have dementia.

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