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Final Hours To Grab PS Classic For $20 (US)

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Cast your mind back to when the PlayStation Classic was released and you'll remember that it wasn't received very well. Unlike the NES and SNES Classics that it aimed to copy the success of, Sony's little nostalgia machine wasn't as slick from a usability perspective, its emulation was questionable at best, and it lacked more than a few important features. At its original asking price of $100, it wasn't a smart purchase and would likely have left you a bit disappointed. But Amazon Prime Day is here, and that means the continuous decline in sale prices on the PS Classic we've seen in recent months go even further--you can buy one for a mere $20 right now, arguably making it one of Prime Day's best deals, but not for long.

Although the ongoing event is known as Amazon Prime Day, it's not the only retailer offering steep discounts on a wide range of items. The PS Classic is among the pieces of gaming hardware you'll find on sale at multiple stores in the US, and right now it can be had for $20 on Amazon, Target, and Best Buy.

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Included in the box is a very small version of the PlayStation and two USB controllers--the price almost makes it worth getting for those controllers alone. When you boot up the PlayStation Classic, you'll be able to play games such as Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, Rayman, Tekken 3, and Grand Theft Auto, among others.

Best Buy is hosting a 48-hour flash sale where, alongside the PlayStation Classic, there are deals on TVs, laptops, games, smartphones and more. Similarly, Target has doorbuster deals for everything from video games and peripherals to headphones, TVs and more.

For more Amazon deals, including those from other retailers, keep an eye on our Amazon Prime Day hub, where we already have plenty of excellent gaming deals, and we'll be regularly updating it with more as they become available.

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Crazy to think anyone bought this at $100 just a few months ago. Good thing I held out, I’d be pissed if I wasted $80

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Well I guess now's finally the time to buy one. I gotta see how many PS1 games I stuff into this little thing tho ?

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Alright, you got me at $20.

These old games look like ass on a 60" tv, but it'll be fun to tinker with

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lol sony is desperate

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It's better to just build a Raspberry Pi.

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@xenoriddley: Not really. At $20 this thing is much more cost effective, comes with a slick case and 2 decent controllers. The Pi 4 does have a more powerful CPU but the GPU is total garbage, and just the base model is nearly double the price just for a board.

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@Red_Frog: I see where you're coming from on this, however, the rasperri pi I feel is a much better alternative. Not only are you able to have more than a mere 20 games like with the PS Classic, but compatibility is extremely good. Not only that, but you can have other systems as well on there, thus increasing it's overall value. The PS Classic though, at $20 is a pretty good bargain though, if I'm going to be honest, though if you want a better selection you will, of course, have to throw a bit of cash down.

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@xenoriddley: I pretty much get the same advantages on my gaming PC so a raspberry pi is useless to me. The only thing that interest me for the PS Classic is the controllers with its original PS layout, which I can probably use on my gaming PC. If they had thumbsticks, I would probably get this unit just for the gamepads to use for other PS games on PC, but without those I don't think they are worth even the $20 discounted price. As for the games themselves, they look better emulated on PC.

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@xenoriddley: I mean, don't get me wrong, I still firmly believe the only reason to buy a PSC is to mod it. But anybody choosing between a Pi and this is already determined to do some fiddling. In that respect, the PSC is probably even a better choice for people that aren't so technologically savvy. At this point, and thanks to some clever and dedicated fans, the PSC is ridiculously simple to mod. Anybody that can operate a thumb drive can get it done.

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@Red_Frog: Yeah, if you're only interested in PS1 games, then the PSC is the way to go, due to the easy modability as you said. Glad to be able to actually have a nice and civil chat for once online, thank you.

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