Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Sony PlayStation Classic Coming to Canada for $129 CAD

Sony PlayStation Classic Coming to Canada for $129 CAD

Sony notes that it has been almost 25 years since that original PlayStation landed, with it eventually becoming the first game console in history to ship 100 million units globally.

The PlayStation Classic features the old-school controller that came with the original system, and also comes with two controller and memory card slots.

Although the console should be carried by most electronics retailers, at the time of writing only two USA retailers that now have it available for pre-order for $99.99, namely GameStop and Best Buy, with the latter throwing free shipping into the bargain. The short "Introducing PlayStation Classic" video lists reveals only some of the included games.

Nintendo has proven that retro consoles get people excited.

So they've announced 5 of 20 games on the way, which means there's plenty of room for fan speculation about the games that came to define the PS1 era.

Sony's very first console was the PlayStation, a somewhat unassuming grey brick that sported a blazing fast 33.8 MHz processor and a hefty 2 MB of RAM. The bundle won't include an AC adapter and supports any that supports 5V, 1.0 A USB output.

You can see a whole bunch more neat photos at the official site for the PlayStation Classic.

The PlayStation version of THPS2, released in 2000, sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. I spent a lot of hours in front of mine playing the likes of "Crash Bandicoot", "Spyro", and "Tekken 3", so this mini-console really hits home in the way past releases haven't. Considering how notoriously hard it was (and in some cases, still is) to find an NES Classic or SNES Classic, some fans may want to get the jump on pre-ordering the PlayStation Classic as soon as possible.

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