The PlayStation Classic Mini-Console Is Now Just $20 Thanks To GameStop’s Labor Day Sale

The PlayStation Classic Mini-Console Is Now Just $20 Thanks To GameStop’s Labor Day Sale
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It has been quite interesting seeing a resurgence in retro gaming. People are buying old systems that they remember fondly playing back in the day. It’s the best way to experience nostalgia as a gamer, quite honestly. Taking advantage of this niche has been the introduction of the mini retro consoles. There have been quite a few over the last few years.

Probably one of the most popular and successful is the SNES Classic console. It put these retro mini consoles on the map, and a lot of companies started taking notice. Such was the case for Sony. They knew they could bring back the original PlayStation in a novel way.

After seeing how successful the SNES Classic was, Sony finally released the PlayStation Classic back in 2018. It looked like it was going to sell well out of the gate. Unfortunately. the console had questionable titles and some serious bugs. Most notably, there was a lot of lag.  It hasn’t sold nearly as well as the SNES Classic, which is a shame because the console had a lot of promise.

Well, if you’re still interested in giving it a try, you can pick one up for just $20 thanks to GameStop’s Labor Day sale. It only lasts today so if you’ve been looking to re-visit some classic PlayStation titles, it may be worth the buy. At the very least, you’ll have a cute little console to use for display purposes.

If you’re really looking to maximize the PlayStation Classic, then you’ll want to check out some mods. A lot of passionate gamers were pretty upset with what they got out of the gate, and thus decided to take action into their own hands. Through hard work and sheer passion, there are now mods that put 50 plus games on this mini console.

Some of these include Silent Hill, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Gran Turismo, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. These are some of the essentials for the original PlayStation, so it’s only right that you have them in your collection. Using these mods is also extremely easy. All you have to do is download the appropriate software onto a USB device. Then, once it’s inserted, the games will appear on the screen after you reset the system.

These mods have made the PlayStation Classic an amazing little console that certainly is worth having if you’re a game collector or just a fan of the original PlayStation. At just $20 and having access to mod support, this mini console is pretty great.