Trailer Impressions: Introducing PlayStation Classic

Introducing PlayStation Classic


Release Date: December 3, 2018
Platforms: PlayStation

GameReviewPad gives their thoughts on the Introducing PlayStation Classic trailer.


Louis Hughes says:

Nothing is more shocking than when you are about to go to bed, you check online one last time and read about a surprise announcement. While people were wondering when Nintendo would announce the N64 Classic, Sony released a trailer to put their hat in the retro gaming market with their PlayStation Classic.

As like the Nintendo mini versions of their consoles, it’ll be a shrunken version of the original PlayStation (not the PSOne), including two controllers (non-analog) with hopefully a longer cord, and will come with twenty preinstalled titles. Considering that only five have been revealed, tells me that Sony is still in talks with third-party companies, as well as debating which games from their library should be included. Personally, I find the timing perfect, as I am in the process of creating a PlayStation library since I chose the Nintendo 64 as the Christmas gift, while my cousin wanted the PlayStation.

I’m seeing concerns about the price and the system coming with non-analog controllers, as people forgot the analog controls came later, as well as the games that supported the new control scheme. I am amazed during the trailer no one notices the flap on the back of the console. I remember that cover being the link cable to hook up two PlayStations for system link. Not sure if it’ll let you do that, but that was something I notice.

I am looking forward to experiencing the console that I, somewhat, missed out on. Unlike the Nintendo classic, I managed to pre-order this system with ease.

Andre Calvert says:

I was surprised to see the PlayStation Classic be announced, but not shocked that it exists at all, due to Nintendo’s entry into the mini console market. It was only a matter of time until Sony entered the fray. The most appealing thing about this console to me is that it comes with 2 controllers, as opposed to the Nintendo mini consoles.

As a Playstation owner, I feel less compelled to get this, but I am impressed by the game lineup so far. I haven’t played a large amount of Playstation games, so my eyes are definitely peeled to see what games they choose, but in the grand scheme I don’t see this as something I would get now. I predict Crash Bandicoot, Twisted Metal 2, Resident Evil: Director’s Cut, and a Gran Turismo game as possible additions. I am more curious to see how the stock supply will be, and will be surprised if they produce in limited quantities like Nintendo has done with their mini consoles. I believe Sony will handle this much better. That’s all I have to say about this.


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