As another entry in Sony’s US Days of Play sale in celebration of E3, retailers are offering the PlayStation Classic retro console for a record-low cost of $30, wholly half off from the current standard price of $60 (which is itself already substantially discounted from the launch price of $100). You can grab the deeply-discounted box on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, or Walmart from now until Days of Play ends on June 17.
The PlayStation Classic is a retro plug-and-play console in the style of Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classics, packing 20 beloved games into one small box. Those include genre-defining originals like Metal Gear Solid and Grand Theft Auto, and the breakout RPG Final Fantasy VII, for which Sony is currently deep in production on a high-profile, top-to-bottom remake. GameSpot’s Peter Brown was disappointed by the visual fidelity and controller quality at launch in his PS Classic review, but those issues sting a lot less when you’re paying $30 instead of $100, as it initially retailed.
Sony’s Days of Play event runs from June 7 to 17, offering discounts across the board on PlayStation hardware, software, and services in celebration of E3 2019. Sony is bowing out of E3 this year for the first time in recent memory, instead opting to step back and quietly prepare for the hotly-anticipated PlayStation 5 announcement while Microsoft takes the spotlight in LA. PS4 fans needn’t fret, however, since there will be no shortage of games for the platform at the show, even if Sony itself is not.