Demand is so high for the older platforms that Sony can’t even keep up with PS2 and PSP supplies. - PSLS
Maybe it's time for me to sell off some of my older consoles.
Nope, gamestop will still only give you $6.
If this is true, Sony should stop selling ps1 and ps2 and make the ps3 backward compatible again. just like apple, stop selling old products and force people to buy new ones. the sales dont lie.
$6? That's a disgrace. The scrap components are worth more
Why do people still sell or trade in to gamestop, its such a rip off.
Not to mention buying used from them saves you a whole 5 bucks...
Derekvinyard13 backwards compatible is pointless honestly, why? because if your going to play a PS2 game play it on your PS2! Not only that but PS2 still sales for $100.
your 100% right, your better off on ebay, Craigslist of even a pawn broker
@Derekvinyard13 Most of the world still can't afford a PS3, there are countries in which the PS2 only became available within the last few years. the PS2 will continue to sell for at least a few more years.
Would love if PS3 went backwards compatible again. Who wants to have both a PS2 and PS3 taking up space in their entertainment center? One machine is perfect, plus people forget that PS3 also makes PS2 games look better (it's in the PS3 xmb options). PS2 version of MGS3 looks ridiculously good on a PS3. Like an early current gen game.
Gamestop offered me 12 for my 20GB 360. It's fu**in crazy
lol a small vague quote from tretton, a quick 10min-to-write blog, a sexed up headline and a shed load of hits from the faithful on toptens4fanboys. there really is no secret formula to leechung hits from this site is there
@joysticksFTW yeah the remastered HD version of mgs3 looks good on ps3 but fire in your normal ps2 mgs3 disc into your ps3 & itll look the exact same as it did years ago
the thing with apple is they have a mind control over their consumers. they somehow convinced millions that realeasing slightly better product each year for more money is a great thing :) Typing this from my iphone lol
Disc Replay gives you much more for your systems.
I dont fully understand the Ps2 demand...I mean, why? I know it has a great line up of games. But jeez so does the Ps3 and if you loved games so much, why are you just now buying a ps2??
North America, EU and Japan aren't the only video game markets anymore?
In case you forgot, the PS3 isn't backwards compatible anymore.
XXXXXXXX Because the PS2 has the best video game library in the world. Dead serious. You think of any genre, and it'll be there. Diversity/Variety is the KEY. Its the reason this gen is so boring. Yeah we get epic titles every quarter, but the genre view is so narrow-minded its pathetic. Also, don't forget, there were WAY MORE devs/publishers back during the PS2 era! *sniffles* XXXXXXX
PS2 will never die, it is the greatest console ever made. Sony should release a PS2 HD
something that people look at as a failure can't sell 60 plus million as psp has done. I mean yes compare to 3ds yes it hasn't sold as well but something that can sell 60 million can't be considered not a success. its like this gen wii at 96 million and will get to 100 plus so will xbox360 and ps3 so all 3 will be considered successful while all 3 took different routes to getting there but in the end 3 success consoles are better than one. Competition is better for us gamers because each company has to compete for our business hopefully ps-vita will be a success according to latest numbers its at 1.4 million sold world wide so here is hoping for great 1st/3rd party support
When you have a huge library of PS2 games and your 10+ year old console dies. What will you do ? Throw your games in the bin or get a new PS2 ?
Solution: PS2 backwards compability firmware for PS3. ...Please?
i think there are a few problems with this, namely that emulation is tasking. they would need to test each game out and fix them individually, which will end up taking a lot of time to do. it'll most likely be a quick fix for each, but QA will need to be done, which is why i believe they opted for a pay model so individual developers can go through and perform the necessary emulation fixes
I can run PS2 games on my PC just fine. I'm sure the community would be willing to help with fixing the emulation just like the community did with the PS2 emulators on PC. Everyone wins.
@vortis the PS3 is closed and the PC is open so having the community help wouldnt do any good.
Emulation isn't the problem, the ps3 can emulate them just fine, that is why they sell ps2 classics, they just want the money
@Yodagamer No, the PS3 can't emulate them "just fine" because the newer systems don't even have the GS and EE chips on the motherboards anymore, so it's 100% software emu. My other PS3 -- before it died -- was a 2nd gen PS3 with software BC, meaning that they kept the Graphics Synthesizer chip on the PS3 MOBO and opted to emulate the PS2's CPU (EE = Emotion Engine = PS2 CPU) with the Cell. Even with that, some games ran fine and others didn't. I tested tons of my PS2 games, most RAN, but a lot of them had graphical problems and technical issues. SSX3 would run fine, but would crash at completely random times very often, making it unplayable. Tekken Tag Tournament ran at fullspeed in the menus, but slowed down to 2 fps during gameplay. Some of the Ratchet games I played had lots of framerate drops and graphical issues. The DDR games would also crash frequently. When they did the PS3's with the partially software-based emu, the emulation percentage dropped from ~98% down to around 69% or so. So when they took out the GS chip finally, emulation was mainly a pipedream. The reason there's barely over a dozen "PS2 Classics" right now is because those games have been tested and can just barely work at fullspeed with minimal problems. Otherwise there would be a new batch of games every week. Don't understand why coryok got so many disagrees when he's right. PS2 emulation is really difficult because in order to emulate it, a typical processor has to emulate multiple components of the PS2 one after the other, as opposed to the PS2 itself which - due to it's crazy architecture - could run them in unison with little effort. That's why even on modern day PC's, you need a beastly CPU clocked at 3.4+ Ghz to get fullspeed on most games, even with speedhacks. Don't even count on PS2 emu to hit the Vita anytime soon either for those very reasons.
Why?!! It's pointless backwards compaadible is pointless don't you have a PS2?
My PS2 is old and I have a lot of trouble with it, so the PS2 games I have are (almost) useless. Also my launch PS3 bricked on me a couple years after release and was replaced with a non-BC model. So it wouldn't be pointless for people in the same shoes as me. Granted I don't have many PS2 games left in my collection, but it would be nice to at least have the opportunity to play them without the hassle of a dodgy PS2, plus having one system set up makes things look a lot neater (my PS3 is tucked nicely under the TV, and then the PS2 is on the floor with wires trailing everywhere!)
I have quite a few Ps2 games that my Ps2 simply won't play anymore. My ps3 on the other hand plays them fine.
"solution"? Sony not meeting demand is a good thing...it means its still selling...So why would they get rid of it?
It means they are also having financial problems. Have you seen that 2$ Billion loss article about Sony?
You could just buy a launch PS3
Wow, I had no idea there was still such a demand for these older platforms.
Haha, I think it's more that they can't keep production lines large enough open to meet the demand. It's probably like four children in China putting together PS2s now.
Haha wow. Yet somehow, it's not offensive.
@Rynx, it's not offensive because it's true. /l2feedtehkidz
A few days ago the PS2 was in the Top 100 in Amazon best sellers. For the past few weeks the PS2 has outsold the Xbox 360 too.(in Japan)
anything can outsell the 360 in japan... i think if nintendo still made gameboys those would sell like 10x what MS sells these days in Japan,lol
If you polished up real nice, a rock could outsell a 360 in Japan.
yeah im north african and my cousins love the ps2 and ps1 there. lol they play crash bandicoot without memory card and start all over when they play as for ps2 pro evolution soccer 6 is the favourite game there. im also still holding onto my ps2 ive played devil may cry on it 6 or 7 times already my favourite game of all time
There's 'STILL' demand for PS2?! in it's 12th year?! that console won't die XD
Yeah, that's some serious legs
Remember when " It Wouldn't Die " in it's 8th year?
I can't blame it. I mean, I remember first buying one - the damn thing could play DVDs! That was an awesome feeling. Then the hundreds and hundreds of games that I played through the following years.....probably best gaming years ever. That and the NES years.
The thing is that in 3rd world countries current gen consoles cost a LOT of money, I'm from Brazil, but came to USA in 2000, and when I go back home on vacation I still see consoles like supernes, negadrive been sold! PS2 is now affordable to a lot of people in those countries. Not long ago x360 and/or PS3 would cost you over $1500 dollars over there!
wow thats really expensive.
i though we got ripped off here in australia
$1000 launch price for the ps3
I know I want a PS2, even though I have a PS3. I need something to play my Okami, etc. and the many dozens of other awesome Ps2 games I didn't get to yet. It will be nice to set up up on a second TV, along with my SNES, etc.
CN4A says because it still doubles as a CD Player and DVD Player...
not all advanced life is robotically sound with technical gizmos.. I am CN4A. Good Day!
Well Sony is a global company. They likely shifted a few plants over from PS2 to PS4 production for 2013 or are planning to do so or build new ones soon. PS2 is still the new console in parts of the world. PS3 has yet to even surface in those regions. Still though many still make minimum wage and have yet to enjoy gaming. So PS2 is an easy quick option to jump into and its not a bad system.
This wouldn't be a problem if the PS3 & PS Vita were backwards compatible.
PS3 - yes Vita - I wouldn't want a UMD drive, but an upgrade passport program would be great
with the umd drive you wouldnt have to pay, the passport program still makes you pay AGAIN for games you already own
You'd have to pay for a more expensive Vita, with a space-wasting UMD drive, and no rear touch,
instead of 3G Sony should have made 2 Vitas, 1 with BC and the other without it. Seriously, I would pay premium price for BC even if I wouldn't ever use it! I hope the PS4 offer BC for PS1, 2 and 3, that would be so godlike. >.<
you are just assuming those things, its not like the PS3 became cheaper just because they dropped backwards compatibilty, by now those components are really cheap, im giving you facts, the UMD passport may be better than nothing, but its still a slap in the face of loyal customers by forcing them to pay AGAIN for buying the game in the 1st place. Is it my fault that i was forced to use a stupid propietary format? No, so why would i have to pay more for supporting their format in the 1st place...
no i think they must kill off all previous psp's with the exception of the psp go. it was so easy to hack and get games for i knew people who would only buy a psp with the intention to hack it. im also guilty of this. personally i always take the eaier option if they make it easy to hack then i will hack if its easier to just buy games then i will buy.
Valve actually is on record that they notice this behavior.
i dont think sony views it as a problem
i think sony have the oportunity to resurect the ps2, why don't make those psp games ported to ps2?? little big planet, gt, god of war, final fantasy, motor storm, mod nation racer, monster hunter etc. this can bring the ps2 to hole new lofe..
A redesigned PS2 with PSP ported games could probably even bring the PS2 back to it's prime. Now that it's previous competitors turned to dust it's only rival would be the Wii.
If you want an old console so bad, just go to Amazon.com. I'm sure they have enough back-stock to fill the people that want one. It would've been wonderful if the Playstation 3 was still backwards compatible, but we proved that us gamers are willing to shell out money for and up-rezzed version of the same game.
Nothing wrong with that. They look better on my tv than playing ps2.
After twelve years of market domination, PlayStation®2 continues to pulverize the market as it achieves an insurmountable lead over every single gaming console released. With over 200 million sold and counting, PS2 has no signs of stopping, even surpassing the Nintendo Wii in head to head sales on a monthly basis.
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Hopefully this piece of news reminds retailers that PlayStation®2 has always been in demand ever since it buried the Sega Dreamcast in 2001. PS2 has a long list of victims that it destroyed in it's path to greatness.
All of these consoles cannot even hold the PS2's jockstrap when it comes to quality software and memorable gaming moments. No matter how you slice it, PlayStation®2 is the undefeated pound for pound champion of Videogame history.
i think you missed a couple of consoles there...like PS1, PS3, PSV, PS4, Xbox 720... because if you think anything that doesnt sell as much as the PS2 is "defeated" then everyone should just stop making consoles, because nothing will ever reach those sales numbers again... these are diferent times