mark cerqueira well-rounded nerd

Hung Up on the PlayStation Classic

Sony’s announcement today that it was joining Nintendo in making classic versions of its former consoles is exciting for those who never had a chance to explore the awesome games of that generation and exciting for those who are craving a nostalgia trip. Everyone’s a winner, right?

Wrong. I’m massively hung up on the PlayStation Classic because of the reveal video. On video start, I immediately muted the Apple-esque hipster music but little did I know the worst was yet to come. Within the next few seconds there was a transgression to common sense.

There is so much wrong in these few seconds. The size comparison text glitches in and starts at “99% smaller than the original PlayStation” and then works its way down to “45% smaller than the original PlayStation.” Imagine walking into a store and someone tells you everything is 99% off but when you get to the register everything is only 45% off. That’s a raw deal: you don’t show someone a more impressive number and then lower it right in front of them. This is a reveal video, not New Year’s; not everything should count down.

If that’s not enough, the size of the PlayStation Classic inside the original PlayStation is going from physically bigger (0% smaller compared to the original) to physically smaller (45% smaller compared to the original). This is the inverse of the non-sensical countdown above.

Me after watching this reveal video: 😵.