A Revamped PS1 That Plays Classic PlayStation Titles Has Been Discussed by Sony Execs
John Kodera, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, recently revealed that Sony is currently looking into creating a revamped PS1 that plays classic PlayStation 1 titles. Apparently, it would be similar to the Nintendo Classic systems.
“Our company is always digging up past assets. I think there are various ways to do [a classic console],” Kodera reportedly said. “There have been discussions happening [within the company] on what kind of ways are there.”
There have been several classic PlayStation titles that have been re-introduced to the current-gen recently such as the remakes of the PS1 Crash Bandicoot and Spyro trilogies. There’s also been those remasters of the Jak & Daxter trilogy on both the PS3 & PS4. And of course one can’t forget about that Final Fantasy VII remake that’s been in development by Square Enix for a while now.
With all this in mind, it would make sense for PlayStation to seriously consider making a mini PlayStation 1 that could play loads of PS1 classics such as MediEvil, the first three Resident Evil games and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. That and the Nintendo Classic systems have been selling very well so far. So much so that Nintendo is reportedly working on an N64 Classic system.