Sony reveals PlayStation Classic but do we need it?

Looks like Sony decided Nintendo was making too much cash on the nostalgia wave. Today, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic. Like the NES and SNES Classic, PlayStation Classic comes loaded with old school fan favorite games.

Sony touts that PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original and includes similar controllers and packaging. To keep some suspense going, Sony didn’t reveal all of the 20 games that will be included. So far we know Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms are coming.

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Available for pre-order at select retailers across the US and CAN, each unit will also come with an HDMI cable to connect to their TV, a USB cable, and two controllers for local multiplayer within compatible titles. PlayStation Classic will be available for $99.99 USD (MSRP) / $129.99 CAN (MSRP) on Dec. 3, 2018. AC adapter sold separately.

The funny thing with this is Sony did such a great job on the original PlayStation that mine still works. And a lot of the games I would replay like Resident Evil have been upgraded for the current gen systems. Metal Gear Solid, Suikoden and Xenogears would be solid additions.

What would make the PlayStation Classic worthwhile for you?

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