Sony unveiled the PlayStation Classic back in 2018 in an attempt to emulate the successes of Nintendo's NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini. All these years on, the plug and play mini-console is no longer manufactured so it's difficult to find it in stock, let alone at a reduced price. That means any stores that still sell it have bumped up the price given the limited stock.
We had previously seen the console for as low as $40/£45 in some cases, but it's now around double that price at most retailers. That makes it about the same as the launch price of the PlayStation Classic, which was $99.99 in the US, £89.99 in the UK and $149.99 in Australia. If you do still want to relive your gaming past, we've nevertheless gathered together where you can still buy the PlayStation Classic for the best prices below.
The PlayStation Classic comes with two replica controllers in the box, along with an HDMI cable and a USB cable. It needs a USB AC adapter for power though (and this isn't included in the box) so you'll need to get one of those separately or use the 5V charger from a phone or tablet.
It'll be interesting to see if any remaining stock eventually gets discounted. For those of you looking for a console with a more modern touch, you'll want to check out where to buy the PS5 to ensure you're the first to know when a restock is available again.
The original PlayStation was the first console in history to sell more than 100 million units, so there are many of us out there who hold this console close to our hearts and will jump at the chance of taking a stroll down memory lane.
What appeals most is that it looks and plays like the original PlayStation. However, the Classic is 45% smaller than the original and comes pre-loaded with 20 games, playable in their original format. The full lineup of titles included is listed just below.
PlayStation Classic: full list of games
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Final Fantasy VII
- Grand Theft Auto
- Intelligent Qub
- Jumping Flash
- Metal Gear Solid
- Mr Driller
- Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director's Cut
- Revelations: Persona
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6
- Twisted Metal, Wild Arms
Does that all look a bit too retro for you? You can head to our PS5 deals hub for all the latest discounts on games and accessories for Sony's latest console.