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PlayStation Classic

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PlayStation Classic

Developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: Plug & Play
Released internationally: December 3, 2018


RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


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The PlayStation Classic is Sony's take on what Nintendo had already done to great success with the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition. The results were... mixed, to put it mildly.

The game list resulted in some backlash due to not including several of the PS1's heavy-hitters (although exploits were later discovered that allowed the addition of your own games); the controllers are the original iteration released for the system, not including the analog sticks that PlayStation-series controllers have had ever since (which may explain the game selection); several games use their PAL versions even on NTSC consoles (see below); the hardware isn't as good as the SNES Classic, resulting in Nintendo's effort actually being better at running PS1 games if modified; and Sony caught some flak for using an open-source PS1 emulator (although they were at least honest about it by crediting the developers).

Regional Differences

Game Selection

Eight titles differ between the Japanese and the other releases.

Exclusive to the International versions:

Exclusive to the Japanese version:

Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Jumping Flash!, Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Tekken 3, and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six use their PAL versions in all regions. This is believed to be so the system could be sold in Quebec, which requires the French version of a video game to be included if it exists, as this had previously blocked the sale of the SNES Classic.