What Twitch is doing feels like the opposite of charity.
The Playstation brand is pulling an NES Classic and releasing their own small console full of ROMs. The Playstation Classic will be releasing December 3rd, with an asking price of $100.
So far, Sony is saying twenty games will be loaded on the hardware, including Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. More games will be revealed in the coming weeks, but so far, that’s quite a motley crew of classics from Playstation’s history.
The hardware will use HDMI and comes with two controllers so you can play Tekken with someone else, no worries about buying another controller. It also comes with a USB cable, but surprisingly, no AC adapter. I’m guessing they did this so the flat $100 price would look more attractive, but that’s still an odd, disappointing move.
Is this worth the price? If you’ve missed out on these games, sure, and original releases of these games are expensive these days. For now, I’m a bit skeptical, as we don’t know the full roster, but this is an interesting step for Sony to take.