Those eager to jump back into the PSOne days or experience them for the first time will be able to do just that next month, with the release of the PlayStation Classic on the horizon. While we recently got the full details on the 20 games that are pre-installed, now we’re getting more information on the actual size and appearance of the console.
A new article was recently published on the PlayStation Blog that is focused entirely on the console, with social media director Sid Shuman saying that it’s “around the size of a small paperback novel. It even fit snugly it into my back pocket. It’s slim, trim, and charmingly reflects the visual look of the original PlayStation in almost every way.”
He then goes on to talk about the controller, saying “I wrapped my hands around it, and the feel of those ergonomic grips sent me tumbling back to 1995, when I was huddled in a friend’s basement playing Battle Arena Toshinden for the first time. The directional pad felt a bit more comfortable to me, but otherwise, it was almost a carbon copy of the original controller.”
The overall feel of booting up the console has also been preserved, as the original opening screen is included. The only difference is that the logo has been updated to say Sony Interactive Entertainment. The memory card management screen is also identical to that of the original, though thankfully memory will be internal this time and we won’t have to go out and buy memory cards to save our games.
There’s a lot more information to delve into from the article, so be sure to check it out through the link above.
PlayStation Classic will release on December 3rd and costs $99.99.