If you are interested in learning more about what is inside the PlayStation Classic mini retro console created by Sony you will be pleased to know that Richard Leadbetter from Digital Foundry has wasted no time taking a screwdriver to the miniature console to reveal what Sony has included inside its outer casing.
Within the PlayStation Classic console Sony has installed a quad-core ARM supported by 1 GB of memory together with 16 GB of flash storage. Sony is also installed a PowerVR GPU but the team at Digital Foundry explain the “utilisation of GPU acceleration in the PlayStation Classic is likely minimal”.
“Opening up the PlayStation Classic is a piece of cake. Five screws on the base of the device hold the two halves of the replica casing together. A cross-head Phillips screwdriver is all you need to gain entry to the innards – there are no troublesome Torx screws or glue to contend with. A label on the underside of the machine gives the PlayStation Classic a SCPH-1000R model number, a nod to the original PlayStation’s SCPH-1000 designation.”
For the full teardown of the PlayStation Classic console jump over to the Eurogamer website by following the link below.