Gamertell has received an official response from Sony that indicates the company will continue to support the PS2 beyond the expected 10-year life cycle.
Sony, you never cease to impress me. Thanks for all the support.
The best thing is, WE can expect this kind of support for the PS3. I don't know about the 360, but Sony has had an excellent record and I'm sure the PS3 will be supported for many more years.
Oh yeah Jak and Daxter baby!!!!
So the ps2 was six when the ps3 came out. And the ps3 would have been out when the ps2 was five if sony had their act together. You guys can count on 2011 for the next gen ps4. Sony will be lucky if anyone wants the ps3 when it turns nine.
Unlike sony, Microsoft was confident enough to retire the original Xbox because the Xbox 360 showed great success which proved to them it would have a great future ahead of it. sony is still a bit weary of the success of the ps3 (mainly because it is still a failure in dead last), so they have to hold onto a last generation console for dear life to try and make a profit at the end of the day.
Sony never abandons you.
No one wanting a PS3 at 9 years of age is better than not wanting an XBOX 360 at age 4. How many XBOX's got sold last month? EDIT: @1.7 so if the XBOX sold that much, how many did the 360 sell?
Go PS2. I don't see any reason at all to abandon the PS2. It's still a goldmine, it's still the most played console in the US according to the neilson ratings, games on the PS2 still routinely crack into the worldwide top sales lists. And it's existing quite happily beside the PS3. It's not like anyone's walking into the store, looking for a PS3 and saying "Wait a minute. What's this PS2 thing? Why, I've never heard of this and it's waaaay cheaper than a PS3!" and walking out with a PS2. LOL at The Dude. It's like you're trying to alienate people. I've got a quick question for you. If the PS3 is doing poorly, and considering it's outsold the 360 head 2 head since it launched worldwide - do you consider the 360 a disappointment? Edit below: Yeah, after 6 months of back to back hardware sales year over year declines according to official MS numbers - Halo proved magic again and boosted up 360 numbers for one month in the US. Bravo **slow clap** ...bravo.
352,600, at least in North America. 5000 more than the same time last year, actually. But you're right, clearly no one wants a 360 anymore. I'm not trying to be a fanboy for one side or the other - just stating the facts, since you asked. Edit: You said "no one wants a 360 at age 4". The sales number show otherwise. That's all I'm saying. Obviously the original XBox didn't sell anything beyond used units, because new units aren't actually made anymore. I'm not defending Microsoft or the XBox brand, just explaining that the claim that "no one wants a 360 anymore" is faulty.
I'd like to see if an Xbox could get to age 4.
You've got to be kidding right? PS3 if future proof. You would be lucky to find someone still playing their xbox 360 10 years after they purchased it. How many people do you know now that still play their original xbox? Slim to none. Now, how many people do you know that still play PS2? Millions. Sony will continue to support PS2 as long as people still play it. They will do the same for PS3.
I don't play on my PS2 much anymore, but I still have it. My PS1 is in the grave somewhere resting in peace. All I know is that if the PS4 comes out in 3 years, I'm not buying it. I'm sticking with the PS3 for a long time.
Well that's like, your opinion man.
PS2 the G.O.A.T.
As long as future games will reach UC2 level more and more, I see no reason to "upgrade" again to get essentially the same experience. Eventually, maybe, but what I have is good enough for me and will probably stay that way. The PS2 will stay where it is, unless it totally tanks in sales or another product will cannibalize the $99 market segment. This can last forever. It can even mean, it might survive the PS3 which in the long run I could imagine will be replaced by a (compatible) new high end model (for the same price). The PS2 has just this huge cost benefit which a PS3 (or any other console) will never reach. The PS2 is all payed off in full (ROI wise), and as long as they can sell what they build its a license for Sony to print money.
PS2 is one of the greatest, if not the greatest console of all time. I laughed so hard when stupid MS tried comparing the 360 as the successor of the PS2.hahaha, the PS3 is the continuation of the PS2, not the 360. MS will NEVER be the new Sony and the 360 will NEVER be the new PlayStation.
the 360 will never see....
There is no doubt about it
ALl HAIL TO THE KING SONY PS2 and now the PS3...........................
My ps2 fatty still works!Thank you Sony for making the best console i've ever enjoyed.
ditto. So does my N64 >.< (n Psx but id ont play thtat) I still play Zelda on it xD
The are bloody bullet proof. BEST CONSOLE YET
As long as people keep buying the PS2, there is no reason for Sony to cut off a source of profit. The only problem I have with their use of the word "support" is the recent games. Not a lot of high quality titles are coming to the PS2 right now. Once a year I see like 20 titles on the PS2, and most of them are crappy games or ports. I think it would be nice to treat the fans of the PS2 by making a really nice title for the PS2 right now. Because I don't consider what's going on now "support."
Yep, and that's 20 more games than the Xbox 1 is getting. You can count on Sony to deliver and keep delivering and supporting their system. MS, not so much.
Jax and Dexter, MotorStorm + some other multiplats are pretty good for a 9 years old console. Not to mention the incredible library it already has. You cant can go wrong with a PS2.
Yeah, but we're not talking about the Xbox 1. We already know that MS dropped it because it was a money pit. But PS2 is very profitable for Sony. In Japan, the PS2 sometimes outsells the 360. And since so many fans are continuing to purchase this 9 year old console, I would like for Sony to provide better game support for it. I know the PS2 already has a fantastic library, but one AAA title a year for the PS2 won't hurt. I'm already planning on getting a PS2 if Sony decides not to do Backwards Compatibility. And Saaking, you just got back into the Gamer Zone. Don't start that overly biased fanboy crap again. There's no need to bring up the Xbox in a PS2 article.
Considering how many Aces in the hole they have on ps2 already, i think Sony is using most of its resources to get those aces on ps3 now. Although I'd love to see some great ps2 games again.. I always love a nice MGS game lol
They are getting Jak and daxter the last frontier and Motor storm artic edge i say thats pretty good.
Too bad it can't be said the same to the ps3.
How is PlayTV holding up,? LOL
Whats supposed to be wrong with PlayTV? Just wondering..
The Atari 2600, The NES, SNES, Genesis, none that I can recall have been relevant for this long. It is also good to mention that all the same criticisms that plagued the PS2 within its early years (difficult programming, too expensive, limited software library) did nothing to stand in the way of the PS2's dominance in the long-term, and we are now already witnessing the shifting waves within the console market. Sony truly knows what it means when they say the console races are marathons, and not sprints.
How's Sky TV? removed for being so sh!tty? Shut your mouth bot.
Welcome to 2009 B!tch!
oh yea.. xbox 1 failed right? couldn't compete with the ps2 huh? the ps2 still has games coming out for it though :)
and the 360 is starting to follow the same path...neither will compare to the ps2
By its younger brother "eating" its younger sibling like the PS2 ate the PS1 in the form of backwards compatibility.
that's a lot of memories. That damn GOD OF WAR.
i think i finally got my ps2 after waiting forever to get to a store shelf just for me to grab it in march of 2001. Ill never forget unwrapping the console and sniffing it for like an hour lol. Dam nuthin like gettin a new playstation when it is in its infancy good times.
Congratulations to Sony on the continued success of the PS2. Nine years and counting is an incredible life span for a games console. Sony have developed a fantastic strategy that the other platform providers should really be looking to emulate. Keep up the good work Sony.
thats sad microshaft!!!
PS2 probally out sell the 3rd dud box too.
PS2 great games.
Who still thinks that its not a good strategy?. Sony knows what they are doing. They know more than anyone else in the industry including you, me, analyst,devs,publishers,journa list etc. Sony didn't get 100 million units sold back to back from pure luck.
Dang it. This ticks me off. And it shouldn't. I mean, I have nothing but respect for Sony and the PS2. I congratulate them on this outstanding achievement. But this awesome feat also comes with a price. It means that the PS2 won't die so they can get around to providing backwards compatibility any time soon. And I want to play those gems from the PS2 so bad. Oh well, not all is lost, I'm just going to have to go out and pick one of those badass PS2s up myself. Kingdom Hearts here I come!
EXACTLY! Don't get me wrong. I am certainly not a big Sony fan at the best of times, but it stands to reason that the continued presence of the ps2 hardware on store shelves has let Sony off the hook with regard to ps2 backward compatibility on the ps3. While the ps2 sells, Sony doesn't need to go to the trouble of giving the ps3 backwards compatibility. As someone who doesnt want to buy a ps2, but certainly wants to play ps2 games like 'god of war', I would welcome the demise of the ps2 and the probable resulting inclusion of b/c in the ps3 slim. In this view, the ps3 is being held back by the continued presence of the ps2. A ps3 with b/c might entice more buyers, like me for example?
^^ why do _you_ complain? You certainly don't even want to buy a PS3, so what's keeping you from getting a PS2 ?
Still play PS2 when missus kicks me out of the living room where the PS3 takes pride of place and even fire up the original grey ps1 time to time and have a bash. Xbox 360 actually making it to 4 would be worthy of a party since none of mine made it past 12 months.
Even if the PS2 doesn't make it the full 10 years I have to give credit to Sony for the attempt. Considering the original Xbox barley lasted 4 years. Thank you Sony! Keep up the good work and the great first party titles and you get my continued support.
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Oh PS2, how I love thee.
PlayStation 2 Happy Birthday a true legend in the gaming industry
I remember waiting outside the game store back in 2001 in Singapore to get my modded PS2 which cost a whooping $750 and the very first game I bought was GTA:3 I was totally amaze by the graphics and I couldn't stop playing it. Then I got like over 200 games since it only cost $7 for a game. I had a huge collection and my friend would come and dig my games. Till today my very first and only PS2 is still working tho it isn't with me but my friend is having it. Thank You SONY for creating such a awesome console and the line-up of awesome games. Words can't describe the way SONY brought gaming to the next level.
so you repay sony by stealing from them.. Your appreciation seems very sincere.
Yeah right as of this year the ps2 is officially dead, and even if it wasn't it would just continue to kill of the ps3 just by existing. "Who still doubts Sony's 10 year cycle plan for the PS3?. Who still thinks that its not a good strategy?." here here
i thinks its time to retire the ps2..it did what it had to do and its one of the greatest consoles ever..hang up that jersey and let the new guy (ps3) carry the torch...
Well the ps2 still manages to sell around 2k a week in Japan and i think it does the same in the USA not sure about other countries though, and since they actually make money off each one sold im pretty sure they want to keep that money coming in, I do agree though that the ps2 is pretty much dated and most people i know that use them are pretty much just using it for guitar hero games although i still use mine to play old classics like MGS2, Shadows of the Colossus, DMC, Soul Reaver 2, etc. The ps2 is the most successful console to date and probally will be for a long long time. I do see the ps3 passing it up though, my theory is that in the Ps3's 8th or 9th year the price will be around $200 or maybe less and who is gonna turn down a Blu-ray player and game console that will still be supported probablly longer than their 10 year plan (and i can only imagine what theyll be able to do with the ps3 by then).
This month i finished Silent Hill 2, 3, 4, now i am playing RE4, must finish Shadow of the Colossus and 10-20 great games i had no time to finish before. My PS2 is 7 YO and works great. And my PS3 is waiting for Uncharted 2 and GT5, no money issue. PS2 is greatest console of all time, and will stay so.
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