For the first half of the year, it was revealed that the NES Classic was the highest-selling video game console on the market. Narrowly beating out the PlayStation 4, Nintendo was the first company to realize that gamers are willing to spend big bucks to get a revamped feeling of nostalgia through old video games. Therefore, they stole that idea right out of Nintendo’s grasp.
Just in time for Christmas, Sony is releasing the PlayStation Classic. This mini console will come with access to 20 of the beloved PS1 games that enlightened gamer’s childhoods in all their retro glory. Well, with a few updates.
First off, the console is keeping its classic design, just as we would hope. The bundle, which will be priced at $99.99, will come with an HDMI output and 2 classic controllers alongside its arcade titles. The good news, however, is that these games will have slightly updated graphics to fit a more modern era. Additionally, there’s always the possibility for Sony to rerelease more classics to the console.
Will Sony be able to successfully rival the NES Classic? Or is their imitation just a sincere form of flattery that will come to no fruition? We’ll wait to see if the hype is real.