IGN reported that the mini console would not be receiving any post-launch content in the form of new games, and that the 20 games on the console would not support any form of PSN functionality. A PlayStation spokesperson stated: “There are no plans to bring new content to the PlayStation Classic post-launch.”
There’s also no PSN functionality, so no online multiplayer or Trophy systems will be in the games on the Mini console.
The console will use a remade version of the original Playstation controller, and not the first Dualshock controller, so no analog sticks obviously.
We still don’t know what other games are being included either, so far only the following games have been confirmed: Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. We do know that 20 of the titles will be unique to the region the console is purchased from. So PAL gamers could get some interesting exclusives for example.
The PlayStation Classic is set to release on December 3rd for $99.99. And I’ll be honest, this news puts a pretty significant damper on my personal excitement for the mini retro console. Whether you want to pick this up is entirely up to you though.
And with the possibility of mini N64 on the way, you may want to hold off on that purchase decision for a while