PlayStation Classic drops to just $60 on Amazon

PlayStation Classic

Sony’s PlayStation Classic is an amazing device, but we found it doesn’t quite measure up to Nintendo’s NES and SNES nostalgia boxes. 

Namely, the PS1 revival machine’s games catalog left out some of heavy-hitters. 

Update: Sony and Amazon have slashed the PlayStation Classic even further after Christmas to just $59.99 – a 40% or $40 discount.

Sony PlayStation Classic: $100 $60 on Amazonamazing

Sony PlayStation Classic: $100 $60 on Amazon
The PlayStation Classic is a retro gamer's dream. Featuring a replicated (and micro-sized) PlayStation console, two controllers and 20 games, this is a great gift – at an amazing 40% off price – for the old-school gamer in your life.

The PS Classic console itself is nearly worth the price alone: it’s a faithfully-reproduced yet shrunken version of the original PlayStation with functioning buttons. The bundled-in pair of controllers are dead ringers for the ones that came with the first round of PS1 systems, though they don’t have control sticks (thankfully, there are workarounds).

Sadly, it doesn’t have a functioning CD reader or lid, so you won’t be able to play your old PS1 discs. You can’t add more games digitally, either.

But, for a reduced price, the list of games isn’t bad, with classics like Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Rayman, Resident Evil Director's Cut and Metal Gear Solid headlining the console. The rest are a mix of cult classics and forgotten titles, so don’t expect old favorites like Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Chrono Cross or Gran Turismo.

A discounted $60 makes this nostalgia box an amazing buy – and, since it’s shipped by Amazon, it will probably make it to you before Christmas break is over.

David Lumb

David is now a mobile reporter at Cnet. Formerly Mobile Editor, US for TechRadar, he covered phones, tablets, and wearables. He still thinks the iPhone 4 is the best-looking smartphone ever made. He's most interested in technology, gaming and culture – and where they overlap and change our lives. His current beat explores how our on-the-go existence is affected by new gadgets, carrier coverage expansions, and corporate strategy shifts.