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PlayStation Classic Thread

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Fri May 25, 2018 11:34 pm

PlayStation Classic Being Internally Considered at Sony

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Nostalgia is a near-endless mining source in gaming. Many companies often dig into their past and remaster or re-release whatever might bring back your childhood memories. Sony might be attempting to do just that, as they are internally considering making a PlayStation Classic, according to a recent interview.

Speaking with Mantan Web (and translated by ComicBook), Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO John Kodera (also known as Tsuyoshi) described the company's attitude towards making a PS1 packed with old games. He stated that the company was mulling over the idea of making a PlayStation Classic. However, he seemed to suggest that the company was only discussing the possibility.

"Our company is always digging up past assets," said Kodera in the translation. "I think there are various ways to do (a classic console). There have been discussions happening (within the company) on what kind of ways are there."

Kodera did not confirm if it was happening but it does show that Sony has taken notice of what Nintendo has been doing and what they might be doing. The NES Classic and SNES Classic have sold extremely well. Nintendo announced last month that the SNES Classic sold over five million units. President and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé told Time Magazine in April 2017 that the NES Classic sold over two million copies in five months. These impressive sales caused them to sell out during their limited runs but Nintendo is resurrecting them on June 29th.

Sony might have a little more trouble creating their PlayStation Classic. Sony thrived on third-party support more than Nintendo, which succeeded more with first-party titles. Many of the PS1's seminal games were (or eventually became) third-party. Final Fantasy 7, Tomb Raider, Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear Solid, and Spyro are all in the hands of other companies. While it isn't impossible for the companies to talk, it probably obfuscates the process and makes everything take a little longer.

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Re: PlayStation Classic Thread

Postby ian » Sat May 26, 2018 12:55 am

Never happen, they've been selling the games separately in the PS store. Why would THEY want to sell hardware and 20 games for $100-200

When they can sell a PS4 for $350-500, and then games at $5-17 each.

What would sell like mad would be a PS1 themed ps4. I want one... OH, they had them and were limited and now I have to pay a trillion dollars for a scalped one because they made like 5! I almost got one of the PS1 themed controllers for $80.. but they sold out in the time from adding to cart to check out.

They should release the Playstation.. A ps1 shell that can play ps 1,2,3,4, psp and psvita games.. I'd want one.
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Re: PlayStation Classic Thread

Postby Dr. Zoidberg » Sat May 26, 2018 1:44 am

No PS1 games are out for the PS4, so they they aren't making that much money from them anymore.


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