How low can it go? For just over a week, Sony's newly released PlayStation Classic retro game console received a huge prize. A number of retailers priced the small console at $ 75, which is $ 25 out of $ 100 MSRP at launch in early December.
Now the PlayStation Classic is falling even further. Amazon sells the console for $ 69.95 or $ 30 by MSRP. Nintendo has not familiarized with such fire supplies to clean up inventory of NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition, and as far as we can remember, these consoles are attached to MSRP for their entire lifecycles.
So, what makes players clear their nose at PlayStation Classic and ask for these early price reductions? First, players have Unimpressed with the game lineup that comes installed with PlayStation Classic. While there are some interesting games included in the mix, many players have called the list lackluster:
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Final Fantasy VII
- Grand Theft Auto [1
- Metal Gear Solid
- Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director's Cut
- Revelations: Persona  Ridge Racer Type 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Siphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
- Twisted Metal
- Wild Arms
Even in Its home market in Japan, it has been reported that Sony sold only 120,000 units of the console during the first week of availability. SNES Classic Edition, it blew out of the water with fist growth of 369,000 units. In addition, NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition continue to be strong salespeople around the world, even though Nintendo has promised to end production for both by the end of 2018.
Perhaps even more dusting is that many games are ported to PlayStation Classic you simply do not run so well. In fact, it has been found that a NES Classic Edition that has been hacked with a PlayStation emulator actually drives games better than the emulator included with Sony's retro console.
Having said that, if you are not abused by the games or performance issues, $ 70 looks like a pretty good deal on PlayStation Classic. And the fact that it can easily hack to add more games should make it an attractive platform for tin theaters.
You can download PlayStation Classic from Amazon by clicking on the following link.