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The N64 was not the finest hour for Nintendo. The decision to stick with cartridges not only made games for the system more expensive, but also forced some publishers to take their games to PlayStation knowing that the CD format was cheaper to use and allowed them more storage. One of the most famous games to abandon Nintendo due to the hardware limitations of cartridges was, of course, Final Fantasy VII. The seventh instalment in the JRPG franchise went on to be a massive hit and was almost single-handedly responsible for selling the first PlayStation to Japanese gamers. The rest, as they say, is history.
But the N64 is remembered for more than dodgy hardware decisions and a somewhat ridiculous controller. The system is remembered for some stellar games, too. GoldenEye was hugely important for consoles as one of the first console FPS games fully embraced by the mainstream. Ocarina of …
Following in the successful footsteps of Nintendo who in the past few years have released a NES Classic Mini and a SNES Classic Mini; Sony has announced this morning that they will release the PlayStation Classic, a mini PS One which will come with 20 pre-loaded games and be released December 3.
PlayStation’s own tiny console will come pre-loaded with 20 games, for the time being they’ve only named 5.
These 5 are:
Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash and Ridge Racer Type 4.
“The original PlayStation was the first home console in video game history to ship 100 million units worldwide, offering consumers a chance to play games with real-time 3D rendered graphics in their homes for the first time,”
The miniature console is approximately 45% smaller than the original grey PlayStation console.
Like the Nintendo mini consoles, you’ll have …
You may have seen that Nintendo are enjoying a fair amount of success with their NES and SNES Mini Consoles. Well it seems SNK want a piece of the action too with the announcement of the NEO GEO Mini!
The NEO GEO Mini will look like a miniature version of an arcade unit (pictured above), complete with mini joystick and buttons. According to SNK it will fit in the palm of your hand. It has an in-built 3.5 inch screen as well as HDMI output for playing on a TV.
Like the SNES and NES Mini – the NEO GEO Mini will come pre-loaded with a wide range of games. It has yet to be confirmed which games will be on the list. Expect to see a headphone port too.
No release date has been announced as yet. Let us know if you’re excited in the comments below.