PlayStation Classic is Sony's take on the mini console craze - not unlike the NES or SNES Classic Mini systems from Nintendo.

The standalone system allows you to play a total of 20 PlayStation games with original controllers, connected through your TV with a modern HDMI interface.

The PlayStation Classic price will cost Ł89.99 / $99 / €99.99 / 9,980 yen, and will is available on December 3rd - exactly 24 years after the system debuted.

If you want a UK pre-order of the PlayStation Classic see Amazon, Base, GAME and ShopTo, or GameStop and Amazon in the US.

PlayStation Classic games list confirmed so far

PlayStation Classic will come with 20 games, but only a handful have been confirmed so far. These include:

  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Jumping Flash
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Tekken 3
  • Wild Arms

More games will be announced in the "coming months", according to Sony. It's assumed (but not confirmed) all regions - Europe, North America and Japan - will share the same line-up.

PlayStation Classic size difference and specs

The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the 1994 original:

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For the exact PlayStation Classic size, as well as PlayStation Specs, here are the details direct from Sony itself:

Product NamePlayStation®Classic
Video output 720p, 480p
Audio output Linear PCM
Input/output HDMI™ output port
USB port (Micro-B)*4
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℃
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Everything else we know about the PlayStation Classic

  • The console comes with two wired controllers, a virtual Memory Card built-in for game saves, and a HDMI cable.
  • The PlayStation Classic controller length is unknown right now - the short wire was a problem for many NES Mini owners, so hopefully Sony can avoid this mistake.
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  • Packaging for the PlayStation Classic is designed to mimic the original console - even down to the instruction manual.
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  • The controllers don't have analogue sticks, which might have some games (racers) difficult, and others (Ape Escape) impossible to play.
  • The PlayStation Classic doesn't come with a USB power adapter - you'll have to buy one of those separately. The type supported is a 5V, Type A output.
  • If you're hoping for more games post-release, Sony says additional PlayStation Classic games "cannot be added on via download or any other way".

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