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PS1 Classic incoming? Sony has discussed reprising the original PlayStation

Given the success Nintendo has had with reviving consoles from the 80s and 90s, it’s no surprise to hear Sony has examined the possibilities of reviving its original, iconic Playstation console.

According to comments attributed to PlayStation boss John Kodera this week, a Sony PS1 Classic Edition might actually be on the cards.

Speaking to Japanese site Mantan-Web, Kodera is reported as saying the company has held discussions over what form a reprisal of the 1994 console would take.

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According to the report (via Push Square), he said: “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.”

PS1 vs N64: Part 2

The original PlayStation has a games library that can stand toe-to-toe with any system in the history of Sony’s gaming hardware.

The likes of Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Crash Bandicoot and Tomb Raider are among the most iconic and fondly-remembered games of the 1990s and would be popular choices to appear on the compact disc-based system.

Sony could choose to launch a miniaturised console that accepted gamers’ old CDs, or take Nintendo’s approach of bundling 20-or-so classics on to the system’s internal memory.

The timing of the comments is interesting, given there are more signs pointing to Nintendo launching an N64 Classic Mini in the near future.

The Nintendo 64 and PS1 went head-to-head during their initial run, so it would be fun to see the two systems square off again almost 25-years later, Cobra Kai style.

It’d be something to keep us occupied until the PS5 launches in 2021, at least, right?

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