PlayStation Classic lineup revealed, most playable now on Vita

Update: The PlayStation Classic is out now, and will likely sell out quickly, snapped up by nostalgic fools and resellers. But for those who can't find one, seriously, a cheap second hand Vita can provide many more PS1, PSP, PS2 and PS3 era games plus a massive roster of Vita classics, mostly available at budget prices!

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Sony has published a final list of the 20 games (and only these, no expansion or store to download more) that will populate the £90 PlayStation Classic Mini Console, launching early December. We have something for everyone in the list, bold titles you can play on Vita/PS3 right now (EU store anyway), most for just a few £/$:

Rayman, Grand Theft Auto, Toshinden, Ridge Racer 4, Mr Driller, Metal Gear Solid, Twisted Metal, Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey, Syphon Filter, Tekken 3, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Wild Arms, Cool Boarders 2, Final Fantasy VII. Jumping Flash, Destruction Derby, Revelations Persona (as PSP title Shin Megami Tensei), Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and Intelligent Qube (available on Vita as Kurushi Final).

To make things worse, the bundle uses PAL (50Hz vs the NTSC 60Hz refresh rate) versions for almost half the games, making for a chuggier experience for American gamers used to nippier fare.

The console clearly isn't aimed at modern PS gamers, instead its for those who gave up gaming a long time ago, or collectors. Revelations Persona is perhaps the most interesting addition, as the starting point of the PSP and Vita's most talked-about series.

Anyone interested? I still think these games (except for Rayman and Mr Driller) on a HD screen will look pretty scary, while on a portable, the condensed viewing area provides a better viewing experience. And as Sony is promoting in the dumbest way possible "the new console is approximately 45% smaller than the original." - like anyone cares?

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  1. Intelligent Qube is also on EU store (as Kurushi Final) and Mr Driller is on US store. So, yeah, outside of Tekken 3 there's slim pickings for Vita owners
    Kurushi - https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP9000-NPEE00038_00-GKURUSHIFI000001
    Mr Driller - https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP9000-NPUJ01111_00-0000000000000001

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