The PlayStation Classic is a copycat, and Sony seems largely unashamed by that fact. The device, a retro miniature console launching next month for $99.99, is nearly identical in every way to Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic devices, save for its slightly more up-to-date library of 20 PS1 games and the noticeable shift from 2D to 3D graphics many of those titles represent.
Still, if you’re a fan of the mini-console trend and a sucker for retro gaming nostalgia, the PS Classic is going to satisfy most of your needs. Sony invited members of the press down to its San Mateo, California offices earlier this week to get a good look at the console and play any of its games for a few hours. The most obvious takeaway I can provide is that the device is everything you’d expect.