Classic console re-released, smaller in size with 20 games!
Just hot off the newsroom, Sony just announced that a sort-of new console is making way to local markets very soon. As you might have seen from the image, it is a re-imagination of the classic PlayStation console.
According to Sony, the console is 45% smaller on the sides and 80% smaller in volume compared to the original console. It is the original version of the console and not the PS One version with rounded corners. The classic PlayStation when it was released sparked the public interest in owning a home console, as it introduces real-time 3DCG rendering and utilising the CD-ROM. Ever since then, Sony never looked back and continued with innovating and creating amazing consoles and games for the masses.
Currently, the console will be released with 20 games, with only a few of them announced for now. You can find games such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, R4 RIDGE RACER TYPE 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. That’s just five out of the 20! Fingers crossed, we’ll be able to find Suikoden on it or maybe a Resident Evil game. Not that much to ask for at all!
UPDATE: The full 20 game line-up were announced and will be as follows: Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto, Intelligent Qube, Jumping Flash!, METAL GEAR SOLID, Mr. Driller, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Rayman, Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Revelations: Persona, R4 RIDGE RACER TYPE 4, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Syphon Filter, Tekken 3, TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX, Twisted Metal and Wild Arms.
The miniature console is also packed with two PlayStation Controllers that does not come with joysticks, as it only has the D-Pad, the popular right geometric buttons, Start & Select, and four shoulder buttons in R1, R2, L1 and L2. The joystick was introduced later in the console’s cycle. The power button on the console turns the console off or on, while the reset button suspends your current game. As for the open button, it allows you to change the virtual disc that you are playing. This means that no physical disc changes will be needed to swap games. However, we hoped that Sony will re-release a new PlayStation console that will play old PlayStation discs.
At the back of the console however, you will not sport any ports aside from the AC IN and HDMI Port, this means that you cant slot in a GameShark that utilises the Parallel I/O. The console is priced at RM429 and will be available in LIMITED QUANTITIES on the 3rd of December. So be quick if you wish to snag one, at least for nostalgia’s sake.