The gaming giant is taking it back to the start, as Playstation announce the revival of its OG console “in a new miniaturized version.”
Playstation, gaming icon of the ’90s
Making its debut in late 1994 at a time when the likes of Nintendo and Sega ruled the gaming world, The PlayStation, aka PS1 was Sony’s first “computer entertainment platform,” and its global appeal was so enormous PlayStation shipped more than 100 million units worldwide. It was an icon representing the first ever generation of gamers
Successors a big hit
PlayStationcontinues ruling the gaming world even after PS1 was discontinued. Its successor, PS2 went on to become the best-selling video game console of all time, with 157 million units sold, followed by PS3 selling 83.8 million units and the current generation model, PS4 has a record of 82.2 million sales so far.
What’s more, its handheld console, PlayStation Portable, aka PSP, is the third highest best-selling handheld gaming console of all time, with sales of 80 million, after Nintendo DS and Game Boy. The current generation model, PlayStation Vita has a record of 16 million sales, according to gaming network VG Chartz.
Save the date: 3rd December
PlayStation Classic is the name the latest console goes by and is set to release on 3rd December, the exact date when it launched in 1994. It’s 40% smaller than the original console and comes with 20 preloaded games, including the classics Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash! and Final Fantasy VII. Prices start from $99.99 and are open to pre-orders here.
Back to where it started from
Be it an old-school gamer or a new generation one; the PlayStation team promises the revival of its original console to be an exciting one, as old gamers will enjoy “rediscovering” gaming as it used to be and those new to gaming will enjoy the “groundbreaking” console experience. The PlayStation team said, “Long-time 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.”