Days back in 1994 it was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, offering consumers a chance to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time.The announcement of the PlayStation Classic comes following Nintendo’s successful venture into the area.
Instead of requiring discs to play games, the PlayStation Classic will come with pre-loaded 20 retro games, including “Final Fantasy VII” and “Tekken 3.”. The Classic looks exactly like the original PlayStation, which launched in 1994, only the Classic is about 45 percent smaller. It was a huge hit for Sony, becoming the first home video game console to ship 100 million units worldwide.
This mini console will be approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation, and it emulates the original’s look and feel by featuring similar controllers and packaging.
Hardcore fans will appreciate the nostalgia that comes with rediscovering the games they know and love, while gamers who might be new to the platform can enjoy the groundbreaking PlayStation console experience that started it all. All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format.
Meanwhile, video game icon Atari is planning to launch its own console with a variety of its classic home video games next year.