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The PlayStation Classic is the latest in a wave of retro video game consoles

It will come with 20 games and two classic controllers.
PlayStation Classic

If we play Tekken, I totally call Yoshimitsu.


If you grew up with video games, then the titles from your childhood probably hold considerable sentimental value. I can’t think about Cool Boarders without immediately flashing back to summers spent listening to bad ‘90s music and landing insane tricks in Cool Boarders.

That nostalgia is powerful, and it has driven the relatively recent trend of retro consoles, which now includes Sony’s PlayStation Classic. Scheduled for release later this year, Sony’s $100 miniature system will include 20 games and a pair of traditional PlayStation controllers—the original versions that predate the dual-shock joysticks.

Sony hasn’t released the full list of games yet, but we do know that it will include some certified heavyweights,, , and , a game which I pumped literally hundreds of hours into when I was a teenager.

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