Right now, Gamestop is offering the Sony PlayStation Classic Console for $17.97. There’s free in-store pickup where available, otherwise, shipping is included on orders over $50. These consoles are currently sold out when it comes to shipping, but they may still be available for in-store pickup depending on the location.
At launch, the PlayStation Classic retailed for $99.99. The price has since dropped dramatically, but this is still the lowest price we’ve seen for new units, lower even than what we saw on Amazon Prime Day. So, it’s a pretty solid deal.
While reviews of the console have been mixed — mostly due to the perceived quality of the pre-loaded titles — a discount this large might make it worth checking out. Plus, according to Slickdealer TheBigDogz, the device itself is fairly simple to jailbreak. They even provide helpful instructions!
Then, you can add most PS1 games and include more emulation features.
The system comes with two wired controllers, a virtual memory card, 20 pre-loaded classic PlayStation titles and an HDMI cable to connect to your TV.
While the games may not be everyone’s cup of tea, this price point equates to under $1.00 per game, which is a good deal. Titles like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil alone will be enough to convince more nostalgia-inclined gamers.
PlayStation Classic Pre-Loaded Games
- Final Fantasy Vll
- Jumping Flash!
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Tekken 3
- Wild Arms
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Grand Theft Auto
- Intelligent Qube
- Mr. Driller
- Metal Gear Solid
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Revelations: Persona
- Supper Puzzle Fighter ll Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Wild Arms
It’s important to note that the Sony PlayStation Classic comes with a USB-A power cord, but no AC adapter (the “brick” you charge devices with). But in this age of smartphones and tablets, most of us probably have one hiding somewhere in the house. Happy retro gaming!
Thanks to Zeke Reisen for posting the original deal thread.
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