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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 sees Sony throw its hat into the plug-and-play mini console ring, following Nintendo's success with the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition. The results were... mixed, to put it mildly.

The device received a decent amount of negative reception for a multitude of reasons, including the lack of most of the PS1's particularly iconic titles (though exploits were later found, much like other classic "mini" consoles), the decision to recreate the original, non-analog stick controller instead of the DualShock controller (likely explaining the aforementioned library), the use of an open-source PS1 emulator (which, to be fair, Sony was pretty honest about by crediting the developers), and most jarringly, the fact that many, but not all, of the featured games are presented in their objectively inferior PAL versions, even on all NTSC systems (see below).

Regional Differences

Game Selection

Eight titles differ between the Japanese and 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 may have been done so the system could be sold in the Quebec region of Canada, 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 there.

Unsupported Link Cable

Since the PlayStation Classic does not have a serial I/O port, and these few preloaded games have a supported system link feature, these games are:


To do:
  • Can someone get a screen capture of this?
  • Also, see if there's any other oddities in this system.
  • When the system language is set to French (Canada), the Console Button Guide displays the button explanations in Spanish (Spain). Quite glaringly, the screen is still titled in French, either with the "Guide des touches de la console" header or the explanation text for multi-disc games that appears before starting such a game.