An advanced Target ad for the week beginning February 24 lists a base slimline PlayStation 2 console for $99. It's unknown if the price reduction will be exclusive to Target stores or if it is retail wide.
Now even the cheapest of the cheapest will be playstation fans. Maybe when PS3 gets down to these prices, people will also buy one? Is that the point of keeping the PS2 around?
i wonder how much sales for ps2 will be sparked by a 30 dollar price drop. ps2 still selling well despite its 6yrs in the market sony is proabaly looking to increase profits this way.
The other is obviously to make money. As people buying HW will also buy software which means more money for Sony. Its also a great boost in Sony's image to the PS2 crowd and devs that still producing PS2 games with them supporting the PS2 this long i.e customer and dev satisfaction. Yes Sony is catching some people that might have opted for the wii because of the price or the x360 because of its current selection of games. PS2 has both right now although its last gen. When there are more games for the PS3 esp ones that the PS2 owners want like MGS, GT , FF with a lower price ($299). The bulk of these PS2 owners will migrate.These owners will also know that Sony will not drop support of the PS3 as soon a new console is out which is a win for Sony. This was Sony's stragety and it worked for them in the PS1-PS2 transition.
I have a 60GB PS3, but I may pick up a PS2 just so I can play some of those rare PS2 games. Price drops on game titles and hardware is NEVER a bad thing for the consumer.
I'll be picking up a ps2 for my nephew!
Dang 100 dollars i remember paying like $250 when it first launched
ps2 was priced at $300 at launch. i think someone told me retialers jacked it up to $400
then I bought. but wasn't it like 299 at first? O.o
it would be in sonys best interest to slowly phase out the ps2 and bring the fanbase over to the ps3. it'll be the games that will drive it and a price cut or two would be welcomed
i should be picking up one of these, for whenever my fat ps2 does kick the bucket
Really i thought it was $250 i guess it was 300 because i remember traded all my sega,super nintendo,gaycube and other stuff for it (i was broke back then)
if they do that, it will make the consumers ask themselves if they want a ps2 or a ps3 for just 150 dollars more(assuming the ps3 gets that price cut) that could really spark ps3 sales and it would slowly kill off the ps2. BUT doing that could also tarnish thier future fanbases of the playstation name. and sony would still be making more money. but then again, if sony is planning on dropping the price of the ps2 AND ps3 then they must be making some type of profit.
i'm one of the ex-xbox 1 owners that got shafted when MS dropped us like last weeks sh*t and didn't care. that's not going to happen to me again this gen. no, sir!
hmm...I might need to pick up a slimmed down version to keep at my dorm, so I can leave my original ps2 back home. Still keepin it around since I bought the 40 gig ps3 sku.
My ps2 got fried in a power surge, usually I have my consoles on surge protectors but my ps2 was sent to the living room since I have the BC 60gb PS3 in my room among the rest of the consoles. Rumors say the PS2 is going to get wii-mote like controllers and try to be the wii competitor. While the PS3 remains the 360 competitor. Not a bad idea, heard 360's getting wii-mote like controllers too, even PC rofl. WTG @ Ninty Lol.
I wish it cost only $100 the the three times I had to buy one. First one had a drive die. Second had a drive die. The third is now dead, with total power-failure.
Sounds like Sabotage by room mate or something.
I can understand why you hate Sony then. Just my luck that mine lasted up to now
I had the best of luck, all my ps2 worked. last one i had i snipped the wire inside the ps2 so i can get a ps3. LOL
hmmmm you sure that wasn't a 360?
So much PS2 slim boxes, I almost stumbled over them..they are pushing these things hard.
this will probably hurt ps3 sales, most people still like ps2 better
as you said then these people would not have bought a PS3 in the first place. Hence no hurt in PS3 sales. However Sony still stand to gain as these people are still buying Sony products and stand a good chance of them migrating to the PS3 once its at mainstream price and lots of games. Two of the main reason why people prefer the PS2 over the PS3 ATM.
Then they should buy what they like and go fu_ck compagny sales.
I would think it would do more damage to Wii than PS3.
if tru ill be buying a second one
I have a 60GB PS3, but if this is true I might pick up a PS2
we will see this article again. Only it will be for the ps3.
Man a ps2 for 99 bucks, I remember buying my launch one for 300 along with the original Ratchet good times =D.
For real i got ratchet,Goldeneye,and dragonball z budokai
Nice I might just pick up an extra one
I hope Square will translate Front Mission 5 now. ..
i actually had 2 ps2 the launch ps2 broke when my then GF now wife dragged my controller that pulled my ps2 and dropped grrrr!!! and my 2nd one is still alive well barely lol i had it on 24 hrs when ff online came out for my bazaar mule GO SANDY!! now i have to use an aerosole can to blow the dust that has gotten stuck to it just for it to read my old games...now im taking care of my ps3 much better this time i have my own lil duster for it
Probably to be phased out in the next year or so?
So how does Sony bring over the fanbase from PS2 to PS3... When the games they bought on the PS2 aren't compatible with the PS3? I mean a white PS2 for 99 Dollar/Euro is nice for God of War 2, but people that buy a console at this price are laggards in the buying process, people that buy any console that gets this cheap. They're not brand loyalists. Thus: if the Wii or the 360 is about that cheap at the end of their lifecycle they'll buy one of those.
Just add a LCD screen and make it like a portable DVD player. I would buy one.
I wouldn't be surprised if Sony official dropped it by $30 at GDC or E3 to keep it selling well.
I The Great ShockValue am also gonna pick one of these badboys up for absolutely no reason at all.. just because i can.. By the way people in every room of the ShockValue house hold should have the option to enjoy the Playstation brand
it would not be practical for sony to stop making ps2's for now. realisticly there are still many ps2 games that has varity for casual and hardcore gamers. if sony kill off ps2 now, that would surely kill off casual gamers and I do believe sony cant afford to lose any gamers. their is jax and dexter, ratchet and clank even thought its on ps3 now. enchanted return to arms, (graidus 6) marvel v.s street fighter 3 that has not came out yet. these are some casual shooter ,fighter games thats been waiting for years now to come. so until any news saying these games coming to ps3... ps2 still have LIFE!!!!!
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