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The PlayStation Classic's Price Has Dropped To $40

Is that cheap enough for you?


The PlayStation Classic released December 3, 2018, and was met with disappointment from many fans who felt the console didn't run as smoothly as it should--especially given the $100 launch price. Compared to Nintendo's NES and SNES Classics, which cost $60 and $80 respectively and practically flew off the shelves, the PlayStation Classic struggled with sales and has steadily been dropping in price ever since. Just a few months after its release, the mini console has dropped $60 and is now selling for only $40 at Walmart and Best Buy.

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The PlayStation Classic is a miniature recreation of the original PlayStation console and comes pre-loaded with 20 classic PS1 games. The system also comes with an HDMI cable to connect to your TV, two wired controllers, and a virtual memory card.

As always, people on Twitter had the best reaction to the retro console dropping in price again.

We'll let you decide for yourself how you feel about it. If you have a soft spot for the original PlayStation and its games and have been waiting for this console to become cheaper, this may be a great time to pick it up, as there's no knowing how long this price will last and whether it will drop again. However, you may want to check out our full review of the PlayStation Classic before purchasing, as GameSpot's Peter Brown was less than impressed with the console. "The PS Classic doesn't feel like a celebration of PlayStation's formative years the way Nintendo's systems do," he wrote. "Nor is it a smart adaptation of a capable emulator working behind the scenes."

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PlayStation Classic Full Game List

  • 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 Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms
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