The success of the NES Classic Mini and other retro console games has shown that classic games still have an audience. In a recent tweet translated by Twitter user BlackKit, it looks like we might be seeing a revival of the original PlayStation console complete with a catalogue of classic games, too.

PlayStation Classic Mini

Sony CEO John Kodera was asked about his thoughts on Sony making their own classic console for the PlayStation 1 and he stated that there have been discussions within the company about how they might create something like the NES Classic Mini themselves.

It is important to note that he also stated that there are no official plans to revive the old PlayStation system but they are looking into past assets and how to use them. If Sony did create a PlayStation Classic in the same vein as the NES Classic Mini, then it would likely also be a plug and play console.

One of the issues would be that PlayStation games require far more storage space than the games released on the NES Classic Mini. Games such as “Final Fantasy VII” or “Metal Gear Solid” have long CGI cutscenes or lots of voice acting, and this takes up a lot of storage space.

This might mean that the consoles will need to either have a reduced number of available games or a far larger internal storage.

This would also likely mean that a PlayStation Mini would have far fewer games than the NES Classic Mini or would come with a heftier price tag. It is unlikely that it would be able to match the price of the NES Classic Mini and come with as many games.

It is worth remembering that Kodera mentioned that there are “various ways to do it,” however, so it seems like they have some potential ideas in the works.

PlayStation classic games

The original PlayStation console launched way back in December 1994 and was the home to some of the first 3D video games. Some of the most critically acclaimed games of all time featured on the PlayStation 1 such as “Metal Gear Solid,” “Final Fantasy VII,” “Resident Evil,” “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night,” and “Crash Bandicoot.” It was a generation-defining console with many of these franchises continuing today.

The NES Mini Classic originally released in November 2016 and sold out almost immediately. There was a huge demand to play old NES titles and this demand hasn’t gone away. There are due to be more shipments of the console this year and many fans are eagerly awaiting their arrival.

The demand for retro games doesn’t look like it is going away any time soon. This latest statement by PlayStation only solidifies the fact that more companies are interested in revisiting their old releases.