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PlayStation Classic coming December 3, pre-loaded with Tekken 3 and other fan favorites

Could we see Tekken 3 tournaments in the near future?

Sony has announced that it will be releasing PlayStation Classic on December 3, 2018, a new miniaturized version of their original PlayStation console that came out 25 years ago. Coming out just in time for Christmas, the system will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles, including the ever-popular Tekken 3, Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, and Wild Arms.

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, the original PlayStation was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, allowing consumers to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time.

PlayStation blog reports, “the mini console is approximately 45% smaller than the original PlayStation, and it emulates the original’s look and feel by featuring similar controllers and packaging. Long-time fans will appreciate the nostalgia that comes with rediscovering the games they know and love, while gamers who might be new to the platform can enjoy the groundbreaking PlayStation console experience that started it all. All of the pre-loaded games will be playable in their original format.”

Though it doesn’t come out until December 3 (a historic date for the original PlayStation), it is currently available for pre-order at select retailers across the United States and Canada. Each unit will also come with an HDMI cable to connect to their TV, a USB cable, and two controllers for local multiplayer within compatible titles. PlayStation Classic will be available for $99.99 USD (MSRP) / $129.99 CAN (MSRP).

Visit PlayStation.com for more details on regional availability.

Aziz Peregrino-Brimah aka Zee the CEO | Founder / Editor-in-chief of TekkenGamer | Gaming has been a passion of Zee's since the early days of Atari and ColecoVision. His first experience with Tekken was in the early 90's, and it was Tekken 3 that sealed the deal. True story... As a teenager Zee once received his Winn-Dixie paycheck and spent it all at the arcade the same day. Needless to say, his mother wasn't pleased.

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