PlayStation Classic already down to $60

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

Published Dec 26, 2018 10:08 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST
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Sony's PlayStation Classic apparently isn't selling too well, and has been discounted quite a bit over the holidays.

PlayStation Classic already down to $60 |

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)

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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