When Sony announced the PlayStation Classic I was really excited about it and added it to my wishlist. Nostalgia does that to you. Now that reviews are out, I am not so sure I want to spend money on it but I won’t mind getting it as a gift. If you want to know what is inside, a teardown has surfaced online that reveals the console is powered by a MediaTek processor.
The teardown which was carried out by HDBlog.it revealed that the PlayStation Classic is powered by MediaTek’s MT8167A processor. It is a 1.5GHz quad-core chipset with a PowerVR GE8300 GPU. Other than Sony’s new console, it can also be found in the Acer Iconia One 10 released last year.
The PlayStation Classic pairs the chipset with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC 5.1 storage and a MediaTek MT6392A audio codec. It has an HDMI port, two wired controllers, and a virtual memory card to save your progress.
The original PlayStation was powered by a 32-bit MIPS R3000A processor with 2MB of RAM.
The PlayStation Classic is priced at $100 and comes with 20 pre-loaded games. It is available for pre-order now but will go on sale on December 3.