Heads Up, '90s Kids: Sony Is Bringing Back the First PlayStation
In a smaller form and pre-loaded with classic games!
For better or worse, the age of controller cables and memory cards is long gone. It was a good time, though—a time in which the first PlayStation was especially successful. Sony's gray box was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, spawning a succession of gaming consoles that is in its fourth generation today.
But if you, like many people born before the year 2000, are nostalgic for that era, you'll be excited to know that the Japanese tech giant will be releasing a miniaturized version of the first PlayStation (PS1) called the PlayStation Classic.
Check it out:
The PlayStation Classic is roughly 45 percent smaller than the original, and comes pre-loaded with 20 classic PS1 titles. They've announced five of those titles: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.
Sony will be announcing the other titles in the months to come, but if you'd ask us, it would be an absolute crime if Metal Gear Solid and Chrono Cross didn't make that list.
So if you'd like to relive those languid afternoons in the living room perfecting your quarter-circle-forward or reviving your allies with some Phoenix Down, stay tuned. The
This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Spot.ph editors.