Sony has answered some questions about the upcoming PlayStation Classic Mini console, revealing some new details about the Plug and Play device. The much smaller replica of the first PlayStation (no disk drive) has 20 games pre-installed and is available from December 3, 2018 with two wired controllers (cable length: 1.5m) for 99.99 euros. The PS Classic is compatible only with PS Classic controllers. Depending on the set, the resolution of the output video signal is 720p or 480p, and depending on the playback device, the resolution can be increased or not.
Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Grand Theft Auto, Jumping Flash !, Odneyorld: Abe's Oddysee, Resident Evil Director's Cut, Tekken 3 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six are based in PAL versions of games. Final Fantasy 7, Qube Intelligent, Metal Gear Solid, Mr. Driller, Rayman, Revelations: Persona, R4 Ridge Racer Type 4, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Syphon Filter, Twisted Metal and Wild Arms are available as NTSC versions. You will not be able to install new games on the mini console. Online functions, such as System Link, are also not supported. Language information was not provided.
The following games feature a local multiplayer mode for two people: Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Smart Qube, Mr Driller, Ridge Racer Type 4, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Tekken 3, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and Twisted Metal.
For games that were originally released on two discs (for example, Final Fantasy 7 and Metal Gear Solid), the virtual disk can be changed using the Open button on the console.
Sony writes about memory cards or the possibilities to save scores: "Each title supports up to 15 virtual memory card slots that can be managed from the main console interface, and after deleting a saved file, it can not be restored, as in the original PlayStation, if you play by pressing the Reset button in PS Classic will automatically save the current game and take you directly to the main user interface, and the game will resume in exactly the same place the next time you start. "
"The PlayStation Classic is connected to a USB power source of 5V or more using USB or using the included USB cable or the power adapter is not included."
Latest video updated: Unboxing the PlayStation Classic from Sony