Simon Jeffery of Sega USA commented that he expects the PS2 will still sell in its mega millions during 2007 and perhaps even 2008. He also believed that the PS2 can compete with 'next-gen' consoles as it is more something that will sit in the kids bedroom as opposed to on a HDTV in the living room.
Sony's PlayStation2 is now six years old, yet it's still going strong. How do you explain this?
The PS2's very large user base is partly the reason. It's also that Sony is still actively building, promoting, and selling the PS2. At its current price-we expect another price cut in the not-too-distant future-we believe the PS2 in November-December next year probably has the capacity to sell more than any other format. We think the PS2 will actively be sold for another two holiday seasons (2007 and 2008) and will continue to sell millions of units.