PlayStation Classic coming

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  1. Kaos

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    https://blog.eu.playstation.com/201...ystation-classic-with-20-pre-installed-games/

    Releasing on 3 December.

    The original PS had a huge disc cover, with a fair space around the disc. Looking at the size comparison, I'm trying to figure out if the disc cover could cover a CD, or if it's just decorative. The original PS had a huge disc cover. The pictured manual indicates the Open button, so it presumably does something.

    5 of 20 games confirmed: Wild Arms, Tekken 3, Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash!
     
  2. Owain Taggart

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    Maybe as a way to store the gamepads? Looks cute. Maybe I'll get one.
     
  3. Kor

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    If you watch the embedded video in the link, it says "OPEN Button Changes Virtual Disc."
    So that probably lets you select a different game from among the pre-installed games.

    The Reset button suspends a game currently in progress, instead of actually resetting the system.

    Kor
     
  4. Kate Kane

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    Not using Dualshock controllers seems like a really odd choice to me. I greatly limits the potential library. No one wants to play Gran Turismo or MGS without analog sticks.
     
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  5. Kaos

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    Since it didn't originally come with DualShock controllers, that's fine. Gives Sony the option of making them possible additional purchases.

    Saw in the video that on the back there's a removable panel. I wonder what's hiding under there. I want it to be an ethernet port and USB port for external storage. Unlikely, though.
     
  6. kirk55555

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    I wonder if Sony is going to learn from Nintendo and make this immune to hacking (I say as someone who definitely didn't hack his SNES Classic, because I'm a fine, upstanding citizen :shifty: ).
     
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  8. Haggis and tatties

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    £90 over here in the UK, Sony having a laugh at those prices, and even moreso when only 11 months ago their CEO stated, when quizzed about BC on the PS4 platform that "nobody wants to play these old games". lol

    Oh and slap me with a wet kipper if this won't be the PS3 emulation software that the PS3 uses to run PS1 games, no cd drive and no ps3 hardware, just software,
     
  9. captain crow

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    Meh.

    I've still got my original unit (SCPH-5501) with its original digital controller that I got for Christmas many moons ago and a DualShock I got after they started releasing games that required it. And out of the five games confirmed so far Ridge Racer Type 4 is the only one I don't have or have access to. If it's just going to have games I've already got or don't have because I didn't want them the first time around then I've got zero interest in the thing.





    I'm perfectly fine playing them with the original controller as that's how I originally played them and I actually prefer playing MGS with it.:shrug:
     
  10. MrPointy

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    People are underestimating how much this will sell due to nostalgia. It doesn't matter that you have a large collection of PS1 games that can play on a PS2/PS3 because most people, the target market, probably got rid of their PS1/2/3s to make space for other things. This is a convenient little box that plays a fair bunch of PS1 games, and if we're lucky it'll be hackable like the NES and SNES minis.
     
  11. Turd Ferguson

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    I'll probably end up getting this anyway because I'm a sucker for nostagia. I already have the NES and SNES classic, but we're entering the 32 bit era of retro gaming (and possibly 64 bit if we get the rumored N64 classic). Sure, these games were fun to play back in the day, but on our modern 1080p/4K tvs, these games are going to look like total ASS. Have you booted any of these games up lately? They look awful! I'm not sure what my point is, because I'll end up buying it anyway... :)
     
  12. Timby

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    Nostalgia only goes so far. The PS1 / Saturn / N64 era was one of a lot of growing pains with the move to 3D because the hardware just wasn't there yet for affordable manufacturing to scale, just like how stuff from the NES era really doesn't hold up worth a shit outside of a handful of games. I'm also not sure I understand the decision to go with the original controller as opposed to the Dual Shock, because that would render Gran Turismo and Metal Gear Solid almost unplayable (although Gran Turismo is unlikely already unless they've managed to re-license the soundtrack, but the point remains that the original Dual Shock was literally designed for that game).

    I have a gut instinct that the N64 Classic isn't going to happen. The case size would need to be substantially larger than the SNES Classic to accommodate four controller ports, and once you get past Nintendo's first-party stuff, there's a load of hot, steaming shit to choose from, games-wise (they'll never get Microsoft to agree to licensing GoldenEye 007 or Perfect Dark). But from case size and controller size alone, you'd be looking at a price jack up to probably $120ish, and at that point it becomes less of an impulse buy proposition.
     
  13. Jax

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    I live in a household with a PS1/PS2 so this is useless to me and that price for 20 games :wtf: nah!
     
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    Are people going to buy this? Yes.
    Are profit margins going to be amazing on these things? Also yes.
     
  15. ISP_Zombie

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    Same here only with a PS2, PS3 and a Vita that are able to play older games.
     
  16. Azlan82

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    Will the original Tomb Raider be on it? I can only see 4 games listed.
     
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  18. Eris Morn

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    Destruction Derby 2 should be on there, fuck the first game ;)
     
  19. Kaos

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    What I find curious is that the associated PlayStation blog entries say the games are "preloaded". It could be interpreted that more games could be added later.

    I still find the removable panel at the rear of the console intriguing; haven't heard anything about that.