Sony’s PlayStation Classic – a miniature version of the timeless PlayStation One – was released just a month ago, yet it’s already seen a massive price drop that’s left day one purchasers with a bitter taste in their mouths.
The console, which released early in December, originally retailed for around $100 USD/£89.99 GBP. Thanks to pre-Christmas and post-Christmas sales, you can now pick one up for around $60 USD/£49.99 GBP, a huge discount of 40%.
Naturally, people who paid full price for the console – which received bad reviews upon release – aren’t best pleased with the sudden and dramatic drop in price.
I have been a die hard fan of the #PlayStation since day 1, good thing I waited to pick one up at the reduced price of $59.99 #PlayStation #playstationclassic #psc #psclassic #psx #ps1 #ps1classic #sony #gamer #gamersofinstagram #gamerlife #gamerlifestyle #instagamers pic.twitter.com/ycrpMPiYrH
— Lousroom (@Lousroom) January 2, 2019
Imagine paying full price for a PlayStation Classic only for it to be discounted by 40% weeks later.
— Choctopus 🐙 (@ChoctopusYT) December 31, 2018
@PlayStation Don’t take the poor sales of the PS Classic as a sign of disinterest in the concept. The poor implementation is to blame. When I saw the emulator performance I bought a Raspberry Pi instead. I own both Nintendo classic systems. I’d buy a PS classic if it worked well.
— James Hanna Garvin (@Fleakfragfry) December 31, 2018
If you’re interested in picking up a PlayStation Classic at its new and low price, it comes preloaded with 20 games for you to enjoy. There’s no Silent Hill though. Just so you know.
· Battle Arena Toshinden™
· Cool Boarders 2
· Destruction Derby
· Final Fantasy VII
· Grand Theft Auto
· Intelligent Qube
· Jumping Flash
· Metal Gear Solid
· Mr Driller
· Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee®
· Resident Evil™ Director’s Cut
· Revelations: Persona
· Ridge Racer Type 4
· Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo®
· Syphon Filter
· Tekken 3
· Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6
· Twisted Metal
· Wild Arms
Have you bought a PlayStation Classic?