Sony unveils the PlayStation Classic

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That's a retro games lovers dream right there. It was followed by the similarly successful Mini SNES last autumn.

While aesthetically similar to the original PlayStation, the PS Classic has no disc tray - instead, 20 games come preloaded, with the Open Tray button letting you shift between them.

It subsequently released its 1990 Super Nintendo console.

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While Nintendo could already be working on a classic version of the N-64, it was Sony's turn to unveil a remake console. Late Tuesday evening, Sony officially announced that it would introduce its own old-school console offering, the PlayStation Classic.

Sony announced the console on its blog on September 18, United States time, specifying a December 3 release date - the day of the release of the original PlayStation in 1994. Well, Sony's keeping majority under wraps for the moment. If I had to guess, it would be 99.99 British Pounds.

The other fifteen games will be revealed in the coming weeks and months. It's the day that the original PlayStation launched in 1994. It's also mum about the remaining 15 included games, which may very well differ by region, since high school dating simulator Tokimeki Memorial is about as popular outside of Japan as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was within it.

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Move over, SNES Classic, retro console releases are moving into the 16-bit era of video gaming. While many games were released in all regions, some were only available in some regions.

Forget looking for a new game console upgrade this year, Sony is giving lifelong fans (not to mention millennials and Gen-Z-ers too young to remember those glory days) a chance to experience the classic console all over again.

You can see a whole bunch more neat photos at the official site for the PlayStation Classic.

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Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Classic will include 20 game titles that will be pre-loaded onto the console. It should show up in the Indian market as well, given that Sony has an official presence here - unlike Nintendo.

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