PlayStation Classic Drops To Lowest Price Yet For Prime Day
Following microconsole releases such as the NES and SNES Classic Editions from Nintendo, Sony decided to debut its own version of the retro-themed hardware dubbed the PlayStation Classic. While such a beloved console would seem ripe for an all-digital collection, the product’s execution wasn’t exactly well-received; with the consensus suggesting the device wasn’t entirely up to snuff regarding its “classic” 20-game lineup.
Originally launching at $99.99 USD, the price tag made such a mixed offering somewhat-difficult to justify, but today’s new Prime Day event for Amazon may have proven worthwhile for those that missed out the first time. Going live earlier today, the listing for PlayStation Classic received quite the discount for the inaugural sale, the current retail of $59.99 USD going for the delicious new price of $19.99 USD–a full 67% off.
Since the discount went live, it appears the PlayStation Classic has sold extremely well, the Amazon listing currently reading “Temporarily out of stock.” While it’s not likely the listing will fill back up by day’s end, the idea behind Prime Day appears to be spreading to other sites like Best Buy, who are also offering the PlayStation Classic for $19.99 USD. A lower-than-average price is additionally available on eBay, where new copies of the microconsole have been hovering around $30 USD.
While the base game lineup has proven somewhat underwhelming, the device may be worth it for the array of options made available by the homebrew community. One hack in particular grants players access to a secret emulation menu, where various aspects like FPS, region codes, and cheats can be varyingly tweaked.
What do you think? Are you hopping aboard the Prime Day train, or is this low price still not enough to pick up the PlayStation Classic? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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