This is bittersweet news, actually.
I bet they mind.
Since most Wii games port over to the PS2, there will still be market. PS2 price drop, starting at @$99.99.....
it will be around for awhile i mean sony is making money this way, and also ps2 buyers will eventually go to ps3 when price goes down, especially since it seems that a hundred dollar price drop is coming during e3, so down the road we will see them buying a ps3
I think it's bad n good for SONY, because SONY is making money, while loosing with the ps3, So i think the ps2 was n is a great thing for SONY, n they can make money, while trying to get the ps3 on track, So they don't loose alot of money.
well they`re gonna have to move on from the ps2 some day. Cause you know Ubisoft and the others are not gonna put out games on the console at some point. I think they should push the adopters a little and say want more of this well get this.
I agree with you. SONY will have to move on, but remember not everybody own a ps3. With the ps2 SONY can make money, while ps3 sales increase and that is a great thing for SONY. BUT, they will have to move on, yeah! that's totaly right.
They are making money on the hardware and expanding the Sony brand. Most people that buy a PS2 wouldn't buy a PS3 at $599, so that would be a sell lost to the wii. While everyone is like the wii is a hugh success the PS2 is still selling very well. I think people forget that SOny is king of consoles and they know what they are doing. Eventually all those people that bought the PS2 for $129 will jump ship when the PS3 is $299, smart move for sony in keeping the install base.
Sony lowers the price of the PS3 by $100, so PS2 should be raised too the price tag of $200. Would pay $200 for a PS2 or $500 PS3?
I don't see how Wii's sales matter AT ALL to this next gen war. It's firmly ground in last gen, it won't be able to provide any experiences we'll still be getting en masse, it's going for an entirely different audience, it's not gonna take away from PS3 or 360 when they reach more casual prices, the opposite will happen. PS2's already ripping next gen in half and has never let up, so I think a price cut to $99 if that's still profitable with new Singstar, Eyetoy and Buzz! especially launched into America would be enough to compete with Wii. No motion control needed. They'd also have all the multiplatform games like Madden because it's still a very viable platform, and it'd take away from the last gen Wii's sales until PS3 starts outselling it.
ps2 games sell bigger than xbox and ps3 combined on some titles so no point not developing for it 300,000 units sold on one title in japan first week out that was last weeks chart
can i say 2009?
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