PlayStation Mini Games: Good News for PSOne and Sony ahead of Classic release date (Pic: SONY)
It looks like Sony is in for a major success with the PSOne Classic.
Back in September, Sony announced it would be releasing the PlayStation Classic, a mini PS One which will come with 20 pre-loaded games, on December 3 priced – roughly – £85.
It's Sony's shot at taking on Nintendo and its impressive NES/SNES Classic range – and it looks like the company is going to be incredibly successful, too.
In an interview with GamingBolt, industry analyst Michael Pachter noted that Sony could be onto a real winner with this new line of nostalgic hardware.
“There has been a lot of support for the Nintendo classic hardware, so I presume Sony will see similar success,” Pachter explained to Gamingbolt.
“They should be able to sell “millions” (1 – 2 million) without any problem if they choose to make that many.
“Its priced right, and the game lineup is pretty good for that price. I wouldnt be surprised if they sell 2 – 3 million this holiday and a similar number per year so long as they choose to keep manufacturing.”
So Sony could see immense success thanks to the appeal of the retro console – especially if the games on offer appeal to a major audience.
So far, we know that Final Fantasy 7, Ridge Racer Type 4, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash and Tekken 3 will be included, but the rest of the line-up is still a mystery.
"The original PlayStation 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," Sony explained in an announcement.
Like most modern mini consoles, you'll have an HDMI socket to ensure it works with modern day TV's.
You'll also have two original (read: not DualShock) controllers in the box.
Sadly, that means games that needed DualShock support – Ape Escape, for example – won't be available on the console.