Since its inception in late 2000 Sony's PlayStation 2 has sold a reported 115 million units worldwide making it the best selling console in history. And given its affordable price and large library of games, it shows no signs of slowing.
For all the people who did not belive me and disagreed and flamed me because I said PS2 is owning.
if only sony removed the blu-ray player in the ps3.... it wud sell like hot cakes... @ $399/$299
who wants a dvd player for $400? Bluray anyday thanks
Its costing them about $25 now. So you guys can finally stop crying about the blu-ray player driving up the price of the system now. Not to mention many people including myself got one in part because of it. You can shift your blame to the Cell processor, built-in wifi, bigger harddrive and Sony's higher quality assembly process. Kotaku showed a price chart for the ps3 and xbox 360 before. Sony spends $30 putting every ps3 together while MS spends $6.
Since it has killer AAA games to back it up, why not? I'll take the $400 price tag.
players & movies are still dominating BluRay & Hd-DVD players. Now on to some REAL news.
if there's one thing bad i can say about the ps2 it's this... "i wasted alot of my time on that system". one year after lunch and it was game after game after game. truly the king of video game history.(and future if things keep going the way they are!!!!).
I think everyone in this site have a PS2... Who is this news suppost to attack? Xbox 360 fans? If anything this is an insult against the PS3... this is problably the first time in game history where almost one year after the last gen console beats the next gen console. I remember when SNes came out... who wanted a Nes? Sony needs to unplug the PS2 already... it's not like the PS3 can't play PS2 games... it's obvious that the PS2 apeals more than the PS3 primarily due to price. I think the industry needs to move on... Sony should concentrate of lowering the price of the PS3 and developers to make games on the PS3. The existance of the PS2 is hurting the PS3... games being made for the PS2 should be made for the PS3.
Very intelligent post. Bubbles for you, my friend.
that I have found a post out of the pile and agree with you nearly 100%. I do believe that nearly everyone posting on this site that's 18 years old or older has owned a PS2. Ok, no need for flaming there's no more doubting what the PS2 has accomplished as far as home consoles go: Best Ever to this point. Period. Sony should move on, but it's a fine line between "moving on" and abandoning the loyals who wish to play your beloved system -- it's somewhat akin to ripping the food line out of a bed ridden patient's mouth and letting them die. Where and how do you make the transistion? Should it just go on forever until the sales fall below 20% of market per month or do you just dedicate a "forever" line to it -- make it super small and continue to support it? Or, do you take it away like a Hall of Fame quarterback (John Elway) and just shut it down for nostalgia's sake? Hard questions indeed, especially for something as successful as it. YEs, devs working on PS2 games (and there aren't many anymore) should wholly turn their attention to making those games for the PS3 and slowly try to turn all PS2 focus towards the PS3. It's really kind of hard if you think about it -- because either way SNE is going to catch flak for "abandoning" the 'People'. Know what I mean?
In 1994, I went with PS1 because I knew with Sony's media resources and deeper pockets, they would probably change the gaming world for the better-beating Sega and Nintendo. I was right. Prior to that my last console was Sega Genesis. I never owned any Nintendo products cause they felt too childish for me. Anyone remember the Genesis vs SNES graphics war with Mortal Kombat (Nintendo opted to leave the blood out). I was in Japan in early 2001 and I played Ridge Racer on the Dreamcast prior to it's U.S. release. I thought the controllers were too awkward and the graphics were so-so, not spectacular. Consoles were out for me & I started PC gaming online (Unreal Tournament). By late 2001, I heard that most people were complaining about PS2's DVD drive and that it hardly had any games almost a year after it's release. Then I heard MS was getting in the business & their console would be online 6 months to a year after it's release. Well, I got the same vibe with MS as I had with Sony. I felt if there was anyone who could stand strong enough to compete with Sony, it would be MS. They have deep pockets and they know software. So, I invested in the Xbox and have been happy ever since. Online gaming since 2002.
The very existince of the ps2 is not hurting the compnay but it is actually helping them. 1) it shows support to the public and developers.( hence strengthnng the brand) 2) It helps to put pressure on the competition even though its hurting the ps3 3) But it helps to fund into the ps3 4)While ppl are playing their ps2 games, this simply gives time for devlopers to learn the architecture of the ps3 Im sorry but as an xbox owner to drop the product like it was nothing, it is a complete shaft Plus there is a transition period, this is what made ps2 so succesful. Again you try and make an intelligent post but it is one sided. Part of running the company is not only making a good product but creating repeating customers. This is something that sony is shooting for, and it seems that they are doing just fine. Just look back at the history of ps2, it was doing crap.
You focus on Sony's then scruntinize Blade. 1) it shows support to the public and developers.( hence strengthnng the brand) --The PS brand have been hurt by the rejuvinated Nintendo and an Aggressive MS. I don't see Sony gaining more Market-share then they did with the PS1/2. MS changes every thing, this GEN, sort a like a team that can compete for market-share, while throwing Nintendo in there as a Wild-Card. Things will never be the same. MS is in this for the long haul, and Nintendo is still hauling after 20 years. 2) It helps to put pressure on the competition even though its hurting the ps3 --What, you think it puts pressure on the Wii(which is like the same price, and soon enough the 360 will be close to $200 while being an HD console. 3) But it helps to fund into the ps3 --Yes you are right there, but those buying the PS2 or the games, who really knows where they will jump to next for HD gaming, depending on what is important to them. --If somebody is buying aPS2 and games at this stage tells me they have been waiting for it to become dirt cheap. When they finally move on which HD console, you think, might be dirt-cheap, with bigger library of games? 4)While ppl are playing their ps2 games, this simply gives time for devlopers to learn the architecture of the ps3 --No the more time they spend on the PS2, the lest time they have to learn the powers of the Cell. Sh!aat, they need to get going. 360, is getting AAA titles, cheaper by the year, bigger gaming library and market-share is being lost for sony. Hop in that CELL NOW. As an Xbox and PS2 owner, I know what MS had to do, to compete with two Headed beast of Sony and Nintendo, but I know they have the Money and resources, to not quit, and given the success of the games, I have seen on the 360, it is already doing better than the Original. They have secured more exclusives, as well as gotten more 3rd-Party develoeprs to make titles for the console.
lol, I hope you dont believe that trash you just said.
what else to expect, fanboys with no substance... Come Correct next time.... Hiding behind the Disagree button is weak...LOL
I have never ever heard of a company jumping to one tech immediatly. My bro's who work in a programming environment always talks about divisions in his company. 1) working on old technlogy 2) another team working another techology When the time is right they phase out to old and slowing bring in the new. Im pretty sure this happens to other game developers. Its a sense of reducing risk. When ms dropped the xbox like rock do you think developers stopped. No they contiued to work on existing supported platform ps2, but at the same time learn the xbox 360. And the ps2 is doing so well that it can be regarded as a cash cow, it simply no business sense at all if the cash cow still exists. Btw I scrutinize Bladestar's just like many illogical fan boys, because they spurt out garbage most of the time but not all the time just to bash the competiton. Its either they have no business sense or are just very closed minded fanboy. Ill say they are more closed minded.
Why in the hell would i hide from you? And to that stupid fanboy comment you made, I have never been a fanboy I think it's great that Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are making such great and diverse consoles this generation. Sony was just the only one that was looking at future with their design of the ps3, while Microsoft and Nintendo were only thinking about the present.
How can a Sony product like the PS2 being hurting the PS3. Both are Sony products and Sony themselfs have said they made the PS3 for the long haul. Long haul in my book eqauls 7-10 years. I can get you some VGcharts that show the PS3 is selling at about the same rate as the 360 did in its first 9months on the market. The PS3 hasnt even had the heavy hitters hit the PS3 yet and as we all know hasnt had many great games of there own. Im not sure but any MGS fan(we are hardcore ppl) that doesnt have a PS3 will have one when this game comes out. Its not like Halo2 and Halo3 where the system was already sold on these games. Sony is King peace
Playstation 2 the best selling console ever .... Playstation 1 selling over 100 million systems making it the first system to break the 100 mil console mark ever ... so im assuming the the list for best selling consoles ever goes like this 1. Playstation 2 2. Playstation 1
I still buy PS2 games - even after I put the PS2 on the shelve - because they work 100% with the PS3. This may prove to be more important than most people think. If a game is fun - then you will buy a PS2 game to play on your PS3. For the devs - they can count on those still holding onto their PS2's, and even some PS3 owners to buy their games. I bought 3 PS2 games and 3 PS3 games since I got the PS3 and stored the PS2. And cut price PS2 platinum titles... which work perfectly on the Euro model PS3 with SW BC. This will just ensure that those who go with budget titles for PS2 can still play them when they upgrade to the PS3. Great strategy from Sony to keep the PS2 alive. Unlike some other company who don't produce anymore new titles for the poor sods who bought their previous gen machine - and who will be in the same position when their next gen machine launches in a few years time.
SONY PLAYSTATION 2 RULES!!!!!!!! PLAYSTATION 2 RULES!!!!!!! Playstation 2 rules!!!!!!!!. Sony Playstation 2 own!!!!!!!!!!!..!
If Sony was serious about the PS3 they would just stop pushing old tech that is eating sells from the ps3. If I were a developer I wouldn't support PS3 until Sony got serious.
I thought the PS2 was closer to 125 million - whatever, it's a crap-ton either way. The other day a coworker told me he was thinking of getting his first gaming console for him and his wife (they are PC gamers - lot's of WoW). I told him to get a PS2 - they're cheap, there are tons of great games pretty much all of which are <$20 - you can't go wrong with a PS2 if you're getting into console gaming. I know for most folks on here the PS2 is probably getting lonely, at our house it's the GuitarHeroStation 2, but it's still a great value for the "masses". I expect it will do amazing sales again this holiday - I bet the price goes to $99 - people won't be able to resist.
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