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PlayStation Classic and Mega Drive Mini

September 19, 2018.

PlayStation Classic.

PlayStation Classic. © Sony.

Following in the footsteps of the successful NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic, Sony is emulating the Nintendo strategy to bring back an older console as a miniature gaming device and calling it “Classic”: nearly 25 years after its initial appearance, Sony announced the upcoming release of the PlayStation Classic. The new console comes with two PS1 controllers and 20 games including: Jumping Flash, Wild Arms, Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. BestBuy is taking early orders going for CA$130, for delivery on December 3.

On the same day as Sony’s press release, Sega announced that its Mega Drive Mini (Genesis Mini in North America) would be delayed until sometime in 2019.

The Verge, “Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December loaded with 20 games.”

Circuit Breaker, “Sega pushes Mega Drive Mini global release to 2019.”