Is it a good thing or a bad thing that Sony's six-year-old PS2 just won't die off?
This is the reason why you will never beat Sony. What a weird concept, Sony will support a system for more than 4 years with great software and eventually make it cheap. Who would have thunk it?
lets hope that sony realises that the market is there to be taken with the many ps2 (100mil+)owners sitting on the fence and lower the price of the ps3 not drastically but by maybe £50 so consumers can make that natural upgrade ps2 owners trust sony due to the many years of enjoyment theyve had frpom the ps2 which is why they havnt made the leap to 360,but may do so if prices dont fall considering the upturn in 360 sales since their reduction but im sure gt,gta4 and mgs4 will be a nudge for many to make the leap of faith.
the wii came onto the market with no next gen graphics pretty much telling sony they can use the ps2 to compete because they are fighting for the same demographic (cheap casuals)
It's been out for 7 years and they still support it. See what happens when you don't ditch early on your creation. It still lives on.
The PS2 is just entering it's midlife. It has years left to live. I think it's the perfect gaming console for kids now. When it came out it was way too much money for young kids. And games all cost too much. Now the PS2 is cheap and games are dirt cheap. Now it can be sold to parents for young kids. Even the Wii is too expensive for young kids to play with.
And they said my Baby;)PS2 would be in '3rd Place'! ;-D
PlayStation Brand Means Quality!;)
I love my PS3 but I still play my PS2. I have it hooked up in the bedroom. I still have a backlog of games to play. You can pick up games dirt cheap now from bargin bins and video stores. Good ones too. I've probably will still get a few more years out of it.
None of friends and me played xbox we all played PS2 and we all already switched to 360, and I didnt played my PS2 from last 6 months. Although software coming now are OK I mean all game should look like RE4 now and they dont. HEck they look like average looking games from 2005 and 2006 except GOW2 and Rouge Galaxy. But any ways thats a great platform for indie devs. Thank Sony for marketing but thank more to the 3rd party Devs who are supporting it and also thanks goes to those people who buy PS2 games. And as long as people buy it, it will go on time doesnt matter just think how NEs lived it lived since games where purchased it. Also I would say the main reason most my friends abandon PS2 was that its graphics where always less in all multi platform games, except few games most of the games didn't looked superb they where decent but there was no breakthrough in graphics after 2003. Only GOW and GOW2 and RE4 but I see the same type of disappointment in graphics in all PS2 games as I felt in Halo3. I mean they lacked the grpahics they always touted to have.
It's a good over-all unit. It shouldn't just disappear into obscurity like systems such as The Game Cube or the XBox. It has a legacy lined up for it like the Dreamcast.
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on a serious note its a reason to commend Sony. Whether its hurting their ps3 sales or not they continue to support it. Its a cultural thing. Respect your elders so to speak
Actually the ps2 is 8 years old. Where do the people who write these things get their info?
How can it hurt? It will stop some people from getting a PS3 but it's still revenue brought in for the company and is 100% profit. It also helps with their image. It says something when you can support a console for damn near 8 years.
yeah it does; that you can probably support a console for 10 years. i applaud Sony for the PS2, despite its initial Disc Read Error hiccups. up until now, i never realized that the PS2 is the absolute best console i have ever owned, and thats in the face of the NES, SNES, PSOne and 360. PS3 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but if Sony has done anything right after all this, its prove that a console can last longer than the standard 5 year cycle, and that they themselves can possibly exceed their own 8 year benchmark with the PS3.
It's an amazing system I still play my PS2 now and then even though I have a PS3....there's still alot of great games I didn't play back then that im just finding out about...plus: PERSONA 4..!!! and It only makes sense that alot of those ppl buying PS2's will eventually pick up a PS3 later on down the road so the PS2 still selling is only good news for the PS3/Sony.
Dude you mentioned the de facto swan song PS2 game I was just about to mention, P-effin-4. I can't wait until it releases, I'm already going to be knee deep in FES next month.
You stated something that is undeniable, most of the people that bought the PS2 will move up to a PS3. I state it again because it's true. Some people just love to disagree.
PS2 is an amazing console; brings back good memories ;), and I still play with the PS2 to this day. It's a classic.
I love my Ps2, good times, good times.
The PS2 wont die simply because it is phenominal. It will likely outlast the Wii and 360. which is an outstanding goal that will probably become reality. If you are doubting my prediction. Take a look at the sales charts. Have a nice day..
By the way its been 8 years....... Not 6
Look at these 3 of kick ass RPG titles coming out from now till the end of April for the PS2: Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis (NIS) Baroque (Atlus) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (Atlus) The PS2 is still THE console to go to for your JRPG needs
to play on my ps3. If more come ill grab them.
Nazisoft, Nintendouche- your consoles are NOTHING compared to the PerfectionStation 2! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
...I did!;-D But they said i was crazy!!! ;-D
PerfectionStation 3! ;-P
LONG LIVE THE PLAYSTATION BRAND!!!;)
135 million sold world wide and counting.
I've played just as many PS2 titles on my PS3 as I have PS3 titles. For what appears to be dropping to $99.00, it's hard to beat a price like that for a PS2 if I didn't already have backward compat. I wish Sony had maintained backward compat. in their newer models, but I guess the cost factor was too hard to justify.
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Just havent jump leaps and bounds for people to move to next gen.....its a leap but not a very big one yet
Graphic have improved A LOT. The reason people haven't switched is because, they're not as concerned about the graphics as they are the price. Once these new gen systems start to fall in price, they will hit that section of the market that tends to be more price sensitive. People upgrade when they feel it's worth it. I'm willing to beT that most of the people buying these PS2's don't even own HDTV's. A lot of things have to happen before the PS3 and 360 really see huge sales. Firstly being price of the console, second being the adoption rate of HDTV's.
the jump from ps1 to ps2 was not like the jump from ps2 to ps3.....i mean even the original xbox was competing with some of todays games
long as its out im runing with it. I had mines since day one and its still runing strong no RROD muhaaaaaaaaaaa (micro-monkey) on the real deal I guess casual gamers might not take that leap til ps3 comes down to 200.00 on the serious side
No console will ever match the PS2 sales
like kutaragi said in the open zone said:
Even Emperor Kutaragi and I did not expect the PS2 to be THIS successful!
microsoft, Nintendo- your consoles are NOTHING compared to the PerfectionStation 2!
my ps2 stays on the shelf, right up there with the ps3. Too many good games to put this one away.
In a way i count the PS2 as a next gen contender.. in some places in the world it still outsales the actual "nextgen" consoles.. I think the PS3 will end up doing the same when the xbox 720, PS4, and WiiWii come out.. SONY doen not lie about theyre 10 year life cycle.. sales or not the show must go on..
like i said above.. 8 year old console
That the next step in graphics isnt everything...
As long as you make games that are solid and fun to play it doesnt matter if you release them on a PS2 or a PS3...
Even though i own a PS3 i am still buying great games for PS2 that i may have missed...
PS2 will never die!!
The one HUGE factor the article forgets to mention is the impact the PS2 might have on stocking the PlayStation brand for the years to come. Many of the people who are just buying a PS2s now may very well become PS3 owners down the road when it gets cheaper. Lets face it, the PS2 sold upwards of 120+ million units, and the 360 hasn't hit 20 million units yet, so its not like the PS2 userbase ran out and converted to Microsoft....just wait until the PS3 gets a little cheaper and the game arrive this year. The "flood" is definitely coming, and it'll drown the Master Chief once again.
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playstation is the king nothin can stop it its "unstoppable" :)
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