The PS2 has been the leading console of all time but when should Sony just let it die already? Sony just announced a Limited Edition Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3: The Video Game Bundle for PlayStation 2.
PS2 is immortal
It just doesn't fear death.
Just to put things into perspective...PS1 was being produced until march 2006...yeah 2006...the same year PS3 came out
If sony want to make more money with the PS2, why they don't port PSP agme library to the PS2???? games like little big planet,socom fire team bravo series, monster hunter, kindom hearts, metal gear portable series, ratchet,jack portable etc etc,even GT portable and motor storm for PS2 they can get more sales with that.
Sony have a six year plan, Every six years they release a new console every 12 they drop one so they always have two selling brining in revenue. By this method we will see a new console in 2012, which will accompany the end of the ps2. Also a new handheld will be announced next year. Edit. I think the old sony boss dude that got retired said as such in an interview. They also said they plan their consoles to take a decade to unlock them to the best of their potential. Which is noticeable in all consoles as they make excellent games at the ends of their 10 years. With the firmware updateable ones they've taken a slightly different method. In the psp they increased it's power after a few years. Just bumped up the processor speed that the firmware could use. On the ps3 they've been decreasing the memory usage of the firmware gradually allowing devs more space.
Why in the hell would or should they give up on their entry level gaming product? Some people desperately need to take a business 101 course.... Specifically the writers of this sad article.
What's really suprising to me is that the ps2 is the second best selling console this generation. http://www.scei.co.jp/corpo... Ps2 and ps3 combined sony has sold more home consoles this gen than nintendo.
Awesome Idea Man... PS2 is GOD of consoles and best console ever
PS2 was built by chuck norris.
Sony will let it die when it stops making money. Just let them handle it.
Why don't they just stop making high end and low end TV's? It's because there's a market for them, just as there's a market for the PS2. Why on earth would Sony stop selling PS2's if there's still demand?
just like Raiden ;)
The legend will never die.
Even the Spartans retreated from the PS2. That's how serious it is.
hey guys think about this. if the ps2 can hang around for a couple more years sony might have 3 generations of consoles on the market at the same time. the ps2, ps3 and the launch of the ps4
Sony had to ask permission from the PS2 to start development on the PS3
if you compress coal, you get diamonds...if you compress diamonds, you get the PS2
the PS2 was not developed, it was actually discovered next to the first human remains
why would they let it die its obviousley still making them money and the ps3 was backwords capable but every one whined and cried about the price so they took it out so deal with it!!! if u wanted it to play ps2 games the ppl complaining about it should of got off there ass and bought a ps3 when it did have it instead of doing all that bitching!!! anyway dumb article
i just bubble spammed everyone well said!! and what the hell does the ps2 and toy story have to do with GT5??
This is why I really hate this console generation. I don't see how supporting a last-gen console would have any effect on this generation or even anything related to do with GT5. I really forsee a long future ahead of the PS3 thanks to this. -End statement
It's like Chuck Norris
it is THE Chuck Norris of consoles!
The grim reaper fears Chuck Norris's Roundhouse kick
I just knew there'll be a Chuck Norris joke somewhere.
The ps2 is the Ra's al Ghul of consoles.
the PS2 is the best selling console of all time. Death is afraid of it.
that is true... while it's immortal it's shelf life should cease to exist already. Time to move on folks, there's nothing new to see here.
I blame MS for leading people to the belief that you should only have the latest and greatest. If not, we won't support you. They do it with everything they make.
the king of kings
Gotta love the PS2,I don't play it as much as i use to tho :( i really miss some of the games on it,but I'm too occupied with new games i just don't have the time to revisit my old last gen games..too many new good games on the market..not enough cash(stranger)or time.
PS2 is a gaming GOD!!!
why would they let something that is still selling die. It still moves games, and has gotta be super cheap to make. You don't just throw away profit.
Great Post lol. Why? Because it's true.
if it sells why let it die
for it is the baddest beast on land
it will die wen people stop buying it which has not 10 yrs and BEYOND
The PS2 has been the leading console of all time but when should Sony just let it die already? Sony just announced a Limited Edition Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3: The Video Game Bundle for PlayStation 2. Shouldn’t they be working on getting GT5 out instead? I know a few that would get the GT5 bundle pack in an instant. They just need to let the PS2 have a pleasant death already while at the top of it’s game. What they really need to do if they still want to make sub-par games is give back the backwards compatibility to the PS3 and work on selling PS3 bundles. -- are u serious n4g?? Sony should kill the successful ps2. Based on needing to sell PS3s?
If anything, the PS2 is funding PS3 development with it's profits.
Well we should be happy when a company supports its products far beyond the release date.
PS2 keeps selling, are GameStop here is the leading GameStop store at selling PS2 games and GBA. Plus Sony doesn't kill something off until it stop showing sales, kind of the reason why I wonder why Microsoft can the Xbox.
The PS2 is still very much alive and kicking, although mostly because of developing nations. It shipped 1.5 million units last quarter. It might be mostly dead in the west but that doesn't mean Sony should discontinue it totally.
I cant really believe that it is still selling!! D:, mine is stored somewhere in the house :D and now my PS3 is giving me a lot of fun! But the PS2 was AMAAAZING! I will play it in a few years just to remember the old times, just like I play Goldeneye 007 somedays.
what are the LTD sales by now?
five maybe ten thousand units. -_-
"IT'S OVER 9000!!!!"
NEVER ....... As long as people like nintendo keep releasing new mario Garbage ... Not letting that 50 year old series die sony can't keep ps2 rooling as long as they dam well please.
I want ps2 to stay number one forever. Stop fighting the inevitable and support sony and the devsfor giving us so much more then what every other company offers
October 26, 2010. Long live the PS2.
If my PS2 died... I would by another one. I still use mine. Soooo many great games left to play.
I gave my launch ps2 to my GF's little sister with guitar hero 1 and 2, and I've regretted it ever since. hahaha I would have just bought another one already, but there is just too much new stuff to buy.
I killed my PS2 accidentally while modding it.... Ill just buy another one! Feels so good playing games without haunting for them and paying tons of cash. On topic: PS2 is the reason why Sony is still in the video game business.
Seriously. My PS2 is over 8 years old and still running strong, but I've considered buying a new one as a backup in the event something happens to it. Being able to pick up some great games used for under $15 makes it an amazing value for when I want to play a new game but can't justify spending what a recent release costs.
Why let it die when it still sells and make them money? Yes, it actually still sells, not like it used to back in the day, but it still does enough to let it live.
Are you claiming that GT5 was pushed back because the PS2 is still having a few games come out for it and, heaven forbid, a bundle? .. Doubtful. The PS2 is really amazing for lower-income families, or just families with smaller children that can't be trusted with a $300 piece of machinery. It's nice that those people have options. & There are so many amazing games on the PS2.. Nifty. Long Live the PS2 <3
Exactly. Why pray tell should they let it die when they have thounds of great games that many people still haven't experienced yet? Is it me or is this gamer generation getting stupider. You mistake Sony for other companys that kill their products as fast as possible to make you buy something new instead of supporting those who ran out spent money on your original product in the first place
The ps2 will live forever like pong
h8 articles like this theres still a market for the ps2 our it would not still be around. Anit everyone as spotty and fat as the fool that wrote this. Still makes a gd kids toy for those not as well off. Young and old alike take your article and shove it in your fat sweaty side flap. You .........
Im getting the new bundle. not that I need one, I just one one more for back up....
Until then, stop your b*******...
So I say let people continue to buy the console. It has a ton of games, everyone has one, There are literally thousands of games to choose. It's the economy console in all honesty. Parents still buy them for their smaller kids ect... I'm glad that Sony proved a console cycle can last longer then a few years.
They've done it twice. Here's to hoping for a third.
really makes you feel like you get your moneys worth when you buy a console.
you think sony was lying about the 10 years thing?
The PS2 is still alive because Sony allows the customers decide if the PS2 should continue living... Right now enough people want the system still. EDIT: BTW I have a 20GB PS3, and as much as I love it's BC, it feels more nostalgic playing my PS2 games on, well, a PS2 and an SDTV.
And still i have over 26 games that i didn't play or finish,most of them are JRPG put today's games in shame.
Microsoft: Hey kids, do you want sequels to Fable, the next game from Bioware, and the sequel to Ninja Gaiden? Me: YEAH!!! Microsoft: Then buy our new console, the Xbox 360, because we ain't supporting the Xbox anymore! Me: YEAAAH - wait, WHAT?? the reason why i'm a PlayStation gamer is because, even after the PS2 hit, Sony kept pumping out PS1 games. the PS3 released, and instead of cutting of the PS2 (still generating revenue for Sony), they keep supporting it. i'm confident that even when the PS4 is 3+ years old, i'll still be getting some great PS3 games.
wow some smart comments on here, too bad the writer of the article is to stupid to see all the points made. they should teach a critical thinking course along with journalism courses, of course that would not stop people from being idiots. as someone else mentioned, it is not the west that is embracing the ps2. it is the poorer nations that cannot afford shiny new technology that people like the writer of this article take for granted everyday. "derr what everyone dun have iphone 9's? der der"