Many people have noticed that the PlayStation Classic has experienced a significant price drop less than a month after its release.
On Amazon, Target, Walmart and Best Buy, the miniature console has seen a 40-percent price drop, indicating that perhaps the console hasn’t been as successful as Sony planned for it to be.
The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original 1996 console that was the beginning of a console generation. Sony released the PlayStation Classic on Dec. 3 with 20 pre-loaded classic titles, including notable games like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms. However, as we wrote in our review of the microconsole, many videogames and series that defined that era, such as Tomb Raider and Crash Bandicoot, aren’t represented on what is supposed to be a console that connects to the nostalgia of many PlayStation fans.
Before the price cut, the mini console was sold at $100. Many consumers have seen it as an unfair deal, considering that there are only 20 games and there is no way to add to the lineup. Additionally, several of those 20 titles were running as the European versions of the games, with lower frame-rates.
The PlayStation Classic was a response to the NES Classic and SNES Classic; however, the latter two sold incredibly well. Nintendo made sure to include a wide library that satisfied fans, and the company also didn’t overprice the systems—something that has undoubtedly affected the success of the PlayStation Classic.
If you see the PlayStation Classic as being worth its current price despite our review and its issues, feel free to snag it now while the offer lasts.