The revamped PlayStation Plus launched this week in several regions around the world, including Europe and Australia. That includes some classic titles coming to the PS Store separately, including Tekken 2, which bizarrely, and presumably accidentally, got a $600 price tag in Australia.
Australia was one of several countries that finally got the chance to try PS Plus Premium for the first time this week, as the rollout has taken its biggest step yet. As was revealed before the rollout began last month, some PS1 games would be sold separately. Tekken 2 shouldn’t be included in that small roster, but as highlighted by Press Start shortly after the new service went live, it was added by accident and hit with a very hefty price tag.
Tekken 2 was, and may still be, on the list for $600. While the value of rare video games has skyrocketed in recent years, that’s still a pretty high asking price. Especially when it comes to a digital copy. If you’re wondering if it seems to be in high demand due to the exchange rate, $600 AUD equates to about $417 in the US. That’s a bit better, but still a lot steeper than the $5 to $10 that most classic games now added to the PS Store cost.
There’s actually a story about PS Plus relaunching in the US that makes all of this a bit more logical, but at the same time more confusing if you think about it too much. During its rollout in the US, Tekken 2 was briefly listed for $9999. If it had been listed for the same price in Australia, both times it could have been attributed to some sort of internal error. That the two high prices are so different just makes this whole thing more baffling.
We shouldn’t be telling you this, but if you live in Australia and Tekken 2 is still listed for $600, don’t buy it. It actually doesn’t seem to be one of the classic PS titles that you can buy separately, meaning you’ll need a Premium subscription if you want to play it. Or, if you’re that desperate for a digital copy, pay $600. However, it’s likely to result in an error or a refund.
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