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PlayStation Classic using PAL versions for nine of the games

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Sony has revealed during a Q&A on the PlayStation Blog that multiple titles within the upcoming Playstation Classic retro console will use the arguably inferior PAL versions of some games. Nine games in total on the console will use these versions as a base and this will mean that these games will be different than some gamers may remember.

The games in question are locked at 25 FPS and run at 50 hertz, which means that US gamers will be left underwhelmed by the offerings. With titles like Grand Theft Auto and Tekken 3 running at a lower 50hz compared to the 60hz NTSC standard, these lower framerates will irritate some gamers. It’s pretty weird that these differences exist at all, because HDTV standards have eliminated these differences years ago. And no, you can’t get different versions in another region, it’s all the same across the board.

Overall, it’s made people a lot less excited about the prospect of this console, especially since many iconic franchises that have become closely associated with Playstation, are completely absent. Now many US gamers can be seen cancelling their pre-orders on the back of this latest announcement.

Here’s the games that will be using the PAL versions:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Jumping Flash!
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six

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