Sony Is Bringing Back The Original PlayStation Just In Time For Christmas

It can’t be easy to try and create a video game platform, especially one that people will continue coming back to for years.

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While we know people have gone completely bonkers over the Nintendo and Super Nintendo rereleases, apparently other old gaming systems have been keen to follow up.

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After a few years of watching their competition dominate the market, Sony has now decided to step into the ring and bring back their very first PlayStation console.

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PlayStation was first released in 1994, making it 23 years old this year. Thanks to games like Driver, Spyro the Dragon, and Twisted Metal, the console became a huge hit.

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So now, they’ve announced that they’re bringing back their original console to try and bank on the nostalgia market that is so huge right now.

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Like the Nintendo versions of their classic consoles, the system will come preloaded with 20 games. It will be sold with two original controllers, and HDMI cables, but I think we all know that it’s not like the graphics will suddenly become crystal clear.

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The point of the games isn’t that we are expecting perfect HD quality though, if we wanted that we would just play the remastered versions that get released on the PS4. What we really want is to experience our childhoods again, enjoying the games we played when we were first learning what video games were.

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Besides, we all know that while good graphics are a plus, they don’t determine whether or not a game is good!

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So what games will be included? Well, Sony hasn’t revealed all of the games, but they gave us a few titles to help get us excited. The five games that have already been confirmed to appear include:

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Final Fantasy VII

Sony Is Bringing Back The Original PlayStation Just In Time For Christmas
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Jumping Flash

Sony Is Bringing Back The Original PlayStation Just In Time For Christmas
Exact/Ultra

Ridge Racer Type 4

Sony Is Bringing Back The Original PlayStation Just In Time For Christmas
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Tekken 3

Sony Is Bringing Back The Original PlayStation Just In Time For Christmas
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Wild Arms

Sony Is Bringing Back The Original PlayStation Just In Time For Christmas
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As for the rest, we’re going to have to wait to find out, but there are 15 more titles being added, so if your favorite isn’t listed yet, there’s still a chance it could make an appearance.

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The whole system complete with games and controllers will be sold for $99.99, and will be released on December 3rd.

Source – BBC / Fortune / The Verge

Are you going to buy one?

Emma C
Freelance Writer