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PlayStation Classic already down to $60

Retailers are discounting Sony's PlayStation Classic in a bid to sell the beleaguered console

By: Derek Strickland from Dec 26, 2018 @ 22:08 CST

Sony's PlayStation Classic apparently isn't selling too well, and has been discounted quite a bit over the holidays.


The PlayStation Classic hasn't even been out a month yet and it's already dropped down to $59.99, about 40% below its original costly $99.99 MSRP. Retailers like BestBuy, Walmart, and Amazon are all selling the retro mini-console at a steep discount.

The system was widely panned by critics for its lackluster library of 20 pre-loaded games, almost half of which are PAL region based, and poor performance caused by frame-rate drops.

Read more: PlayStation Classic specs revealed

Sony's holiday cash grab apparently didn't work nearly as well as Nintendo's gameplan with the NES and SNES Classic hardware, both of which feature excellent game emulation and performance. Nintendo's mini consoles were sold out worldwide thanks to massively restricted supply. Sony on the other hand was able to deliver enough supply for its retro machine but forgot about delivering quality games, features, and performance.

The PS Classic ships with 20 original games including:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden (PAL)
  • Cool Boarders 2 (PAL)
  • Destruction Derby (PAL)
  • Final Fantasy VII (NTSC)
  • Grand Theft Auto (PAL)
  • Intelligent Qube (NTSC)
  • Jumping Flash! (PAL)
  • Metal Gear Solid (NTSC)
  • Mr. Driller (NTSC)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PAL)
  • Rayman (NTSC)
  • Resident Evil Director's Cut (PAL)
  • Revelations: Persona (NTSC)
  • R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 (NTSC)
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (NTSC)
  • Syphon Filter (NTSC)
  • Tekken 3 (PAL)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (PAL)
  • Twisted Metal (NTSC)
  • Wild Arms (NTSC)

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