Sep 19, 2018

Sony unveils mini PlayStation Classic console

Sony has announced a miniature version of the first PlayStation console, which originally launched in 1994. The console is the first of Sony's video game machines to be given a compact makeover. Nintendo has previously made mini versions of its NES and SNES consoles, which also included a set of pre-loaded classic games. "It was the first console I owned. Sony did an incredible marketing campaign, tapping into club culture to make games cool. It became a lifestyle thing for people in their 20s.". Ms Ramanan argued the retro consoles created by Nintendo and Sony appeal to the nostalgia that people have for the 1980s and 1990s, from pop music to TV shows like Stranger Things: "They have the aesthetic people want from older technology. There's something charming in the huge, clunky buttons."

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