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PlayStation Classic On Sale For Just $20

The PlayStation Classic for $1 per game.

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Sony's attempt at a classic micro-console, the PlayStation Classic, is more than a year old at this point, and while it wasn't super well received at launch, you can get it pretty cheap these days. Its current normal price is $30 USD, and as part of GameStop's Game Days sale, the retailer has lowered it even further, currently selling it for $20.

PlayStation Classic for $20
PlayStation Classic for $20

The PlayStation Classic features 20 games, including classics like Metal Gear Solid, Tekken 3, and Resident Evil: Director's Cut. Its original price was $100, but soon after, it was discounted and has seen multiple different sales over the past year.

Unfortunately, there are a few things that need to be considered before purchasing a PlayStation Classic. Most notably is that some of the included games are the European PAL versions, which means they run at 50Hz. This includes Tekken 3, which ran at 60Hz--or 60 frames per second--in North America and Japan on the original PlayStation. That sadly isn't the case with the PlayStation Classic. You can check the list below to see the full library of games--we've marked which ones are PAL games.

GameSpot's PlayStation Classic review called it "a disappointing missed opportunity."

"I'd like nothing more than to tell you that the PS Classic is a pleasant surprise, that it will match your excitement and then some," critic Peter Brown wrote. "This sadly isn't the case, and short of Sony refreshing it, or the hacking community breaking it open and reconfiguring it, the PS Classic may never be more than a puny PlayStation with good looks."

PlayStation Classic games (* indicates PAL version)

  • 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*
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil: Director's Cut*
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Rager Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3*
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six*
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

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