Just three weeks after making its debut, the retro mini console has received a huge price cut. Those who already purchased the PlayStation Classic for its launch price of $99.99 are going to be pissed because it’s now available for just $59.99.
The PlayStation Classic hasn’t exactly received glowing reviews since its release earlier this month. And now, just three weeks after making its debut, the retro mini console has received a huge price cut.
Those who already purchased the PlayStation Classic for its launch price of $99.99 are going to be pissed. That’s because it’s now available via Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other retailers for just $59.99.
Released on Dec. 3, the PlayStation Classic comes with 20 classic games and two full-sized gamepad controllers.
The mini console earned a “good” rating in PCMag’s review. We like its “faithful physical design” and noted it comes with “some genuinely excellent classic games” such as Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, and Resident Evil: Director’s Cut. On the down side, however, it’s missing several major titles like Silent Hill, Gran Turismo, Vagrant Story, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Ape Escape, PaRappa the Rappa, and Darkstalkers. Moreover, PCMag Senior Consumer Electronics Analyst Will Greenwald found its software presentation to be “disappointing.”
“A strange selection of games and muddy upscaling keep the PlayStation Classic mini retro game system from doing Sony’s first console justice,” he wrote.
At a 40 percent discount, the easily-hackable mini console might be more appealing to some. This does not appear to be a permanent price cut, however. Business Insider reports that the promotion will run through Jan. 26, so if you have your eye on the PlayStation Classic, despite its limitations, be sure to order one soon.