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PlayStation 1 gets a reboot


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First the Nintendo Entertainment system, then the Super Nintendo Entertainment system and now the PlayStation One. All these consoles have had the shrunk down and re-released treatment. 

The Nintendo Classic Mini Nintendo Entertainment System released November 2016 and the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System released September 2017 were both big successes. At one point they became so popular they were out of stock everywhere, only available on eBay for massive markups. Both of which come preloaded with the most iconic games from time and have HDMI connectivity so you can use them with modern day screens.

Now Sony wants to have a go and do the same for the PlayStation One with the PlayStation Classic. It’s just like a regular Playstation One but 45% smaller and it has HDMI output and powered by USB.

It comes with two replica Playstation controllers in the box. They are not DualShock controllers which came out later and added rumble function as well as two analogue sticks. This decision by Sony has actually caused a bit of a stir as one the one hand it's what originally came with the PlayStation One on the other hand though without the dual analogue sticks it makes it hard to play 3D games, especially for people who have never used a Playstation One before.

The PlayStation Classic itself has three buttons- a power, a reset button which will suspend your current game and the open button which will allow you to go to the menu and choose another game.

The console when its launched will come with 20 pre-loaded games, the only ones we know about so far is Final Fantasy VII, Jumping flash, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms.

The PlayStation Classic will be released on the 3rd of December and will retail for £89.99.

What do you think the other 15 games should be? Will you be asking for one for Christmas?

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