We have seen how the NES Classic and SNES Classic Editions from Nintendo, have rapidly flown off the store shelves and it is not even surprising to see the rivals exploring the classic gaming options. Nintendo’s Nintendo 64 Classic Edition has been in the talks for a while, and we have also heard the rumors about a Game Boy Classic Edition. However, why should Nintendo be the only one? During a meeting this week, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera said that they had been discussing about making a PlayStation Classic Edition. He said that these were internal talks, and didn’t confirm whether it was on or not.
While talking to Mantan Web, Kodera said, Kodera noted, “Our company is always digging up past assets. 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.”
The company is famous for shifting its PlayStation classics to the present consoles. Some PlayStation favorites such as Spyro the Dragon series, Crash Bandicoot games and others landed on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. However, the PS4 didn’t see most of the PS1 ports. They were replaced by various PS2 games such as Jak and Daxter trilogy and Twisted Metal Black etc.
The best option for Sony to create such a thing would be the white colored, slimmer version of PlayStation model, which had decent sales upon its release years back, and it also offered portability with an attachable screen. If Sony is able to produce a classic console which has its independent built-in screen, the option to connect to a TV unit and various games from the first and third-party publishers boxed, it might be a blockbuster product.
E3 is not far, and you never know. Sony might just declare the console’s release in the next year to generate hype among the gamers. However, we might need to wait for sometime before Sony’s plans get revealed. The one thing that we can be really sure about is that Sony would be contemplating an all-in-one classic console. That is a great idea as they guarantee sales.
(H/T Screen Rant)