The revamped PlayStation Plus launched in various regions around the world this week, including Europe and Australia. That includes some classic titles arriving on the PS Store separately, including Tekken 2, which strangely – and presumably accidentally – was priced at $600 in Australia.
Australia was one of many countries that finally got a chance to try PS Plus Premium for the first time this week, as the launch took its biggest step yet. As revealed before the launch began last month, some PS1 games would be available to purchase separately. Tekken 2 isn’t supposed to be included in that small selection, but as Press Start highlighted shortly after the new service launched, it was inadvertently added and slapped with a hefty price tag.
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Tekken 2 was, and may still be, listed for $600. Even though the value of rare video games has skyrocketed in recent years, that’s still a pretty hefty asking price. Especially when it’s just a digital copy. If you’re wondering if the exchange rate makes it seem like a lot to ask, $600 AUD is about $417 in the US. That’s a little better, but still a lot higher than the $5 to $10 most classic games added to PS Store right now.
Tekken 2 was, and may still be, listed for $600. Even though the value of rare video games has skyrocketed in recent years, that’s still a pretty lofty asking price. Especially when it’s just a digital copy. If you’re wondering whether the exchange rate makes it seem like a lot to ask, $600 AUD equates to around $417 in the US. That’s a little better, but still far steeper than the $5 to $10 most of the classic games added to the PS Store cost right now.
There is a narrative from PS Plus’s US relaunch that, if you give it too much thought, both adds to the confusion and helps all of this make a little more sense. Tekken 2 briefly had a $9999 price tag during the US launch. This would have been explained by an internal issue that occurred both times if it had been offered for the same price in Australia. This whole situation is even more puzzling given how drastically different the two peak prices are.