The PlayStation Classic was just announced and went up for pre-order on Amazon September 19, 2018. This came as a surprise to me, I knew nothing about it and don’t remember there being any announcement or hints that we were even getting a PlayStation Classic. Now as of today those pre-orders are sold-out but I’m sure there will be several runs of the console to compete with the Nintendo 64 Classic.
What Do We Know About The PlayStation Classic?
Well to be truthful, nothing! Or very little… At first, I thought someone jump the gun on Amazon or it was a hoax because there is nothing on the first page of Playstation.com but then I did find a small picture of its announcement on the Sony.com page right under the huge picture of the Sony Dog Aibo on Unbox Therapy! Sony’s post of the PlayStation shared a small bit of information, one being it is 45% smaller than the original model, and it’s designed to look like an exact replica of the original console. Sony has announced there will be 20 pre-loaded games on the system and revealed five. The five games that we know of so far are, Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.
IF YOU DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON, BEST BUY, WALMART AND GAMESTOP WERE A FEW ONLINE RETAILERS THAT CONTINUE TO BE IN THE MIX!
What Comes Packaged In The Box?
As with most of these classic systems or any plug and play there isn’t much to what’s in the box. The PlayStation classic comes with the console, HDMI cord, a USB cable for powering the device but no wall adapter and two USB controllers so you won’t be able to use your original controllers which I think is a bummer. However, I’m sure a USB to PlayStation adapter should work, who knows something that might be featured on We Test and we will get to the bottom of it!
Come Out, Come Out Where Ever You Are Nintendo?
Now the PlayStation Classic went up for pre-order at a couple of retailers and one of them was Amazon which is all sold-out as of today. However, since it’s announcement we have been hearing more about the Nintendo 64 classic edition, for a while there has just been speculation due to the success of Nintendo’s Nes Classic edition and the Snes Classic edition. Some of the Youtubers I watch, RGT 85, Metal Jesus Rocks and a handful of others have talked about it and made their predictions on what games would be on the N64 classic but we haven’t heard anything official from Nintendo.
Even though, we still haven’t heard anything official there has been talks of Nintendo filing for a trademark application that covers both the controllers and software for the Nintendo 64 console that came out in 1996 when I was just twelve years old. This would be the second trademark Nintendo has filed so far and the first would be a graphic trademark of a symbol resembling the Nintendo 64 controller.
Did Nintendo Come Out From Underneath the Bed Yet?
No, technically the Nintendo Classic Edition is still in hiding, yes Nintendo has filed for a couple of trademarks that are directly related to the Nintendo 64 but they have made no such announcements of the N64 classic edition’s release date or talks of the console going up for pre-order as Sony has done with the PlayStation Classic. What is Nintendo waiting for? Why is it a secret? Sony is calling you out with their announcement of the PlayStation Classic, Crash is taunting you once again just as he did in 1996 but wait just maybe this was done on purpose to raise the hype and bring back the ever-popular console wars!
Just think how much we all loved the console wars when we were children and how that had to of helped both sides in selling more consoles. Maybe Nintendo and PlayStation are working together, maybe they enjoy the competition being showcased to the public and maybe it is just as fun to them as it entertaining to us. Crash Vs Mario all over again. Only thing is Crash has infiltrated the competition and ended up on the Nintendo Switch. Who Knows, what do you think? Let me know in the comments down below!