The Japanese company provided us with the dose of nostalgia we had hoped for with a miniature modern version of thePlaystation The original - in parallel with the announcement of the elimination of the mobile Vita
After the pair of classic consoles from Nintendo that came back into our lives, it seemed that it was only a matter of time before we saw a similar gesture to fans from Sony's side as well - and now it's really happening with thePlaystation Classic, which will be a small and likable modern version of the famous cube console that started it all somewhere in 1994.
The tiny console, which weighs only 170 grams, will be available for purchase just before the end of the current year, starting December 3, 2018, in a relatively wide distribution in Europe, North America and of course in Japan - and at a price of 100 dollars (without tax) or 100 euros (with tax), which will include The console itself, cable USB For power supply, cable HDMI For connection to display and audio devices with a resolution of up to 720p, a pair of wired game controllers and also 20 different titles that will arrive pre-installed in the unit directly from the factory.
With a statement of tiny power consumption of only 5 watts, it can be cautiously estimated that the PlayStation Classic will be very similar in its internal structure to the updated NES and SNES systems brought to us by competitor Nintendo - based on hardware ARM Basic and common for emulation of hardware severityPlaystation The original. As for the games themselves - a list of 20 titles will be built into such consoles, without the possibility of changing or adding titles in any other way, and we currently know the identities of five of them: the immortal Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, Jumping Flash, Wild Arms and Tekken 3 is still considered one of the most influential battle titles in the genre ever.
The identity of the rest of the games has not yet been revealed - and will even change depending on the market in which the console will be marketed, with each audience expected to receive the notable hits that speak to it and not ones that were mostly sold elsewhere around the globe.
Is now now just left to hold fingers for some interesting comeback even for the most successful home console of all time, thePlaystation 2? We really will not object, assuming the price will be reasonable of course.
At the same time, Sony also announced a planned farewell from another console - thePlaystation The mobile Vita, which was launched to great acclaim just over half a decade ago and has failed miserably in Western markets. In recent years, the successor to the PSP has become only partially present and relevant in the Japanese market, where systems of this type that can be taken in a bag or pocket anywhere have a generally respectable status, and now its time in the land of the rising sun also seems to be coming to an end.
Sony will complete the production and marketing of the Vita systems sometime during the next year, and has no plans to introduce any mobile successor for it at this stage, which is in line with statements by company executives from previous years and likely leaves the Nintendo Wii Fight alone against the evolving field of gaming in smartphones that casts a shadow over portable consoles.
Nintendo has managed to find the optimal combination of on-the-go gaming and home gaming with its Switch console, it seems, but in the long run it's not really surprising to see it also succumb to the wide availability of mobile connectivity and focus on home entertainment mainly - and developing software applications From the fruits of mobile hardware from home Dark And from countless Android makers.
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