Sony unveils its $100 PlayStation Classic with 20 pre-loaded classic games

PlayStation Classic mini retro console is launching in time for Christmas

PlayStation Classic launches this December, comes with 20 games including Final Fantasy VII

Joining the bandwagon of retro game consoles, Sony has launched the PlayStation Classic. 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.

Sony says it will announce the remaining 15 games before launch later this year.

The PlayStation Classic will cost £89.99 in the United Kingdom ($99.99 US) and come with 20 pre-loaded games. Even better, games such as Tekken 3 (if you play as Eddy Gordo you are an absolute weapon) (yes I play as Eddy Gordo sometimes, mostly Hwoarang) and the incredible Final Fantasy VII have already been confirmed. The PlayStation Classic also comes bundled with two wired controllers that are reminiscent of the original controllers - with the same ergonomic design and identical button placements.

It seems that Sony is responding to the growing trend of remaking classic consoles with pre-installed games, much like Nintendo has been doing lately. The console will come with two controllers, connecting via HDMI.

Sony has announced five games so far.

Instead, the open button on the PS One Classic switches virtual discs, while the "reset" is used to quit games in progress.

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The PlayStation Classic will be available for pre-order, and is priced at $99.99.

The announcement continues a trend of big-name gaming firms releasing miniature versions of classic products.

First there was the NES Classic Mini.

"It changed everything", said games journalist Chella Ramanan about the original PlayStation.

After the success of Nintendo's mini retro consoles, we have seen others attempt to follow in its footsteps.

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