Hope you managed to bag a preorder of the PlayStation Classic (unlike this poor chap), because the miniature plug-and-play console is already selling out! Nostalgia is a powerful tool indeed, because even though we still don’t know the full lineup of games, many already people want their hands on this thing.
Preorders are currently unavailable at Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. The three retailers don’t give an indication of if or when it will be restocked. As of 10:30 am CT on September 21, 2018, the PS Classic was still available on GameStop and Target. Of course, this could change at any moment.
In case you somehow missed the news, the PlayStation Classic is a miniature recreation of the iconic console. It comes preloaded with 20 classic PlayStation games, though the lineup will differ in Japan. The system was billed as a “limited quantity” system, so it selling out may not be necessarily surprising.
Still, it would be disappointing if this was a case of artificial scarcity. While the rationale that making it a limited-quantity item would make it more appealing is understandable, this could also be a case of scalpers scooping up quantities to sell at a profit. Hopefully, that doesn’t turn out to be the case and it is more readily available after launch.
Did you manage to get your hands on a PS Classic for yourself? Has the news of it selling out made you want one? Let us know!