PlayStation Classic has a mix of PAL, NTSC games

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But why?

The PlayStation Classic will sport a mixture of PAL and NTSC games, according to a new FAQ posted on the PlayStation Blog.

Of the games that will be pre-loaded onto the classic console, Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Grand Theft Auto, Jumping Flash!, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Tekken 3 and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six will be “on the PAL version” of the game, Sony advised.

It’s likely, then, that the games will run in 50Hz rather than the much preferred 60Hz offered with NTSC versions.

We’ve asked Sony PlayStation Australia if that’s indeed the case, and why PAL versions have been included over NTSC versions of titles.

The PlayStation Classic heads to Australia next week on 3 December. It retails for $149.99 AUD.