Retro gaming on the go is something that a small but dedicated group of fans enjoy.
And the PlayStation Classic is the latest device to be given the portable makeover, making for a Mini PsOne experience.
We know for a fact that Sony PlayStation is not preparing to launch a new handheld device in the near future.
The PS Vita is being put out to pasture this year, while the PS Plus free games lineup is being revamped in March and will no longer include PS Vita and PS3 titles.
But that doesn’t mean fans don’t perform their own experiments on the latest devices released by major tech firms.
One such project was recently revealed on social media, showcasing a modded PlayStation Classic that can be played on the go.
While certainly not the sleekiest design out there, this new PlayStation Classic mod from NIWAchannel is fun to look at.
Pictures posted online show a PlayStation Classic cut down to size, boasting a new screen in the middle and analog controllers at the side.
The screen itself is pretty small, but a new video posted this week by the creator reveals the new machine is in working order.
The clip shows how boot up works for the PlayStation Classic Portable, with the start buttons now positioned on the surface of the original console.
The PS Classic Portable comes with its own battery, and it appears it can still be used on a normal TV.
The NIWA Channel on Twitter gives a breakdown of how the new PsOne mod was created, including the fact that the back design of the console sports original parts from the PlayStation 1.
“I still have a lot of places to put a temporary pair, but I was able to play normally for the time being,” a message from the creator reads.
“Built-in battery (5100 mAh) · Built-in liquid crystal monitor (3.5 inches) · Speaker built-in (stereo, adjustable) · Battery switch, earphone jack added on the back and an additional charge terminal on the front.”
It appears the project took around a month to complete, starting in early December and finishing by the final days of 2018.
The original PlayStation Classic measures 5.8″ x 1.3″ x 4.1″, which is a 45% reduction in size from the original console and weighs approximately 6.0 ounces, with each controller weighing approximately 4.9 ounces.
So it’s unclear just how heavy the new modded portable console is, or how long the battery lasts.
There has already been plenty of PlayStation Classic projects taken on by owners, including ways of adding new games to the device.
But while most fans would love to see Sony themselves offer new games for the mini console, this doesn’t appear to be in the works.
“PlayStation Classic is a plug and play offline experience, and as such cannot connect to the internet,” a message from Sony confirms.
“There are no plans to bring new content or updates to PlayStation Classic post-launch.
“The PS Classic is preloaded with 20 of the best games from the original PlayStation. It is not possible to purchase additional games for PlayStation Classic.”