Go back to the fu­ture

Esquire (UK) - - Style -

At half the size and the cost of the orig­i­nal 1994 PlaySta­tion and pre-loaded with 20 old-school games (Fi­nal Fan­tasy

VII, Tekken 3…), the PlaySta­tion Clas­sic has all the mak­ings of a Christ­mas hit. Fur­ther retro-tech re­leases in­clude the re­turn of the Nokia 8110 (aka the “ba­nana” or “The Ma­trix” phone) in 4G form, and an up­dated Po­laroid Orig­i­nals OneStep+ in­stant cam­era. There’s also been a dou­bling of sales of pagers as well as eBay searches for Sony Walk­mans (orig­i­nal cas­sette tape ver­sions). Hip­ster fad for all things Nineties? Or symp­to­matic of a yearn­ing to re­turn to a time when the hu­man race’s big­gest fear was Dolly the sheep? You de­cide...

OneStep+ i-Type Cam­era, from £150, by Po­laroid Orig­i­nals; po­laroido­rig­i­nals.com Yel­low 8110 4G, £70, by Nokia; nokia.com

PlaySta­tion Clas­sic, £90,by Sony; playsta­tion.com

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