Newsarama takes a look at the PlayStation 2's overall life, the new model, and tries to discover its secret to success, answering the question "why is the PS2 still alive and kicking?".
hope ps3 to be the next ps2 cause ps 2 is like a sea of awesome games the only way to have the best games this gen is to buy all the 3 systems in this gen,fanboys lose a lot of games cause no console today has lots of games like ps2 true gamers chase games not consoles
I have enjoyed having all three consoles this generation and I expect this year to be the best year yet
have bubbles and for me the n64 was a legendary game console,like the ps2(it didn't sell well though) you just can't beat mario64,goldeneye,banjo,zelda :oot and mm,turok1 and 2,blast corps,doom64,mario kart64,perfect dark(best fps game ever imo along with ge),dk64,jet force gimini,shadow man,conker:bad fur day,body harvest,space station and many,many more
Ape, you just reminded me how far Nintendo has fallen when it comes to gamers. They were awesome back then.
It does keep selling, but this system DIES all the time! way more than 360...yet you don't hear any ps3 fanboys mention that about sony. every person i know, including myself, has gone through at least 2 ps2s.
"cause ps 2 is like a sea of awesome games " Until just this month the PS2 section at the local Frys was larger than the PS3+Wii+360 sections combined. And it usually had the most traffic of all the sections with huge numbers of big name titles going for only 19.99.
I hear you my friend sniff... sniff.... and sinff..... nintendo betrayed the hardcore gamers I hate THE WII
I guess they don't complain because they didn't go throw 2 PS2 in less than a year...or like 10+ PS2 during the 6-8years they've owned the console... On the other side, i can't agree on owning all 3 consoles for all the great games... Nintendo has always been publishing Mario and Zelda, and yes they are great games, but for this gen....Mario and Zelda every 2-3 years just doesn't justify me in owning Wii... (It's not about the 250bucks, it's about having a console staying in my home and i never turn it on can be rather annoying..) On the other side, i do agree that owning PS3 and XBox360 at the same time is probably the best thing a gamer could have.
day 1 360...no problems. and most ppl i know have had ONE 360. try again. if you're too dumb and stick your powerful system in a tight space under your tv and on top of your surround sound, you shouldn't have a console.
perhaps all your friends and you are luck then =) or maybe you are lying... and o no...the only thing you can do now is edit edit edit edit like there is no tomorrow :(
i have a first day system too. still works fine. and i leave it on all the time. i just make sure i keep it well ventilated. and my PS2 never broke but after about a year i couldn't watch DVDs because the audio and video lost sync. then again, i hardly ever played my PS2 cuz the graphics were pretty lousy. it was basically just a GTA console.
PS3: The Console that Died on Arrival
Patchstation 3: the kid that won't stop crying
the PS3 is not only matching the PS2 sales numbers but it is beating them.....and the 360 along with it. Only difference is the price and the fact that PS3 has more 1st party titles than the PS2. Oh and patches are a good thing...try patching your 360 RRoD problem........oh wait you can't patch hardware failure.
lol bubbles to u ape007, good one. hey kid, how u liking the fact that the ps2 still manages to sell the same as ur favorite console, the 360, since it launched way back in 2005? and that it actually outsells the 360 after these 3 years?
360 is the now, the PS3 is the future. CRY SOME MORE. And this is about the PS2.
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isnt a dead on arrival xbox360 more plausible than a dead on arrival ps3?
xBox 360: The Console that Will Die ;-D
Arguable but I think its the best console ever made!
tie between snes and ps2 edit: yeah ps1 launched a few awesome franchises too, but to me the snes has a special spot in gaming. super mario world 1/2 megaman x 1/2/3 super mario all-stars chrono trigger ff 4,5,6 zelda link to the past super mario rpg super metroid donkey kong country 1/2/3 killer instinct evo search for eden terranigma super mario kart some quick ones that i remember. god that sucker had so many good games it's crazy!
Don't disagree with snes as well but I do think PSX/PSOne would give it a run for its money :)
I actually prefer the PS1 to the PS2 (but find it equal to SNES). Why? Because PS1 is where a lot of series I liked became awesome, whereas their PS2 continuations failed to interest me on a comparable level. Star Ocean, Suikoden, Final Fantasy, Tales, Metal Gear Solid, Wild ARMs and Breath of Fire... PS2 launched a lot of fun series, but the PS1 got far more playtime from me (still does.. My PS1 is still hooked up to my TV)
at some point you He should stop, but you can't tell Zeus to stop throwing lighting bolts, just like you couldn't tell Ali to stop boxing, you can't tell the PS2 to stop selling!
Very well said
ps3 will be good too,the games don't go to pc and it's reliable.
The PS2's userbase is so frickin huge that it's a little hard for it to just "die", plus, some of the best game franchises were on the PS2 or started on the PS2... heck, there's still some PS2 games that I want to buy that I never got around to buying. Sony said that the PS2 will have a 10 year lifecycle and it has about 2 more years left to go. Whenever Sony discontinues the PS2, I think that it will be the saddest moment in gaming for me by far because the PS2 was such a awesome console.... I think I'll have to pick up one of those new PS2 models just in case my Fat PS2 ever dies out.
yeah, i'm the same. still waiting for sony to stop production so i can buy the last revision of the pstwo hardware.
I am slightly sad that I sold me PS2 to buy a PS3, however I did get some good money for it, but to be fair it was a good deal. $120 -PS2 -2 controllers -3 games (gran turismo 3, socom, and I forget the other one, I also threw in the demo disk I got for it) -DVD remote I'd say thats still a nice deal but it was the old fat PS2, but it was in perfect condition.
I did a similar trade for my fat PS2 towards a 60gig PS3. Looking back I don't regret it, however, if it was one without hardware PS2 compatibility I wouldn't be feeling the same way. I still play a lot of PS2 games on the PS3.
I'm buying another PS2 next week (slim version) with a brand new copy of Shadow of the Colossus.
Me too. The ps3 is a bargain considering how long it will last and how much it can do.
Also Sony products don't suffer from RROD, only M$ consoles DIE.........AHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHH HAHHAA
It has the most rpgs then every other console put together. Im surprised that a new Grandia or Summoner hasn't come next gen yet. The beautiful thing about Sony is that it has such a big library, they could just take their time and pick which games to make next gen. PS3 users will never have to worry about not getting any new games. Im glad that sony chooses not to buy exclusive 3rd party games cause they have the best in house studios in the market.
my fat ps2 was nicked :( i have a bac ocmpat ps3 i will replace my ps2 but keep it in box just incase my 3 dies so while i dont play ps2 anymore i play ps2 games on a ps3 which brings me to a delimma do i replay ace 5 for the uhhhhh 5000th time (i love the game) or do i play prince of persia
What's also fualing great sales is the 40GB ps3. Gotta hand it to Sony; the one thing we dispise of the 40 is insuring the ps2's decade life span the "real" question come 2010 is what will happen to the compatibility once its dicontinued?
i still have my launch ps2. haven't gotten a disk read error yet. i <3 it. i've logged well over half a year total time on it.
It's not much of a mystery to me why the PS2 is still selling well. In my opinion it has the best and largest library of games for gamers of all types. There's not a single genre that isn't covered on the PS2... and covered well too. Factor in that it's cheap (though I think it should get a price cut sometime soon) and is still supported with big franchises like Guitar Hero and several others. I have a slimline PS2 and a BC PS3 and there's still several PS2 games I plan to go back for that I never had the opportunity to play or interest in at the time. And I don't believe any console this generation can even touch it as a J-RPG machine. It's a beast in that respect and it could be difficult to ever top it. I didn't always hold this opinion... but as a gamer now I'd say the PS2 was the single greatest console ever made. I know not everyone will agree with that and that's fine. To me it just offered gamers so much and still does. I really hope that by the time the PS3 is as far into its lifecycle that I can look back on it the way I do with the PS2.
"why is the PS2 still alive and kicking?" because of the price and great games....
It truly amazes me how the PS2 is still going pretty strong still after all these years. In fact they showed more games for PS2 than the POS3 at E3 this year kinda of strange huh???? The PS2 is a great console I wont deny that. So where did Sony go wrong with the POS3??? This is the question you sony emo fanboys should ask your self day in and day out. Why did Sony neglect the gamer ( you know, you guys, the needy dilusional fanboys that live in their mom and dads basements all across america) this generation to go with a overpriced incomplete BD player??? I know why. but you fanboys need to find the answer for yourself. Its like the old saying gos " if it isnt broke then why fix it???" They should of followed a similiar strategy like PS2 but did a complete u-turn. And that is why the POS3 is a epic fail.
the ps2 owns all. even that heater you call xbox 360.
no, they actually did not, and yes, I saw e3
both of our launch PS2s are still running...the first has a HD installed... PS3 will have a very similar lifespan.... to bad my other consoles dont
i used it for ages a day i watched dvd after dvd on it i ruined 3 3rd party controllers hammering ace combat.. the console just said yea is that all you got sony are quality built least first gens are i hope my ps3 stands the test of time as well
is not an epic failure and what do you know they are following ps2 formula there catering to the oldskool hardcore rpg fan with 100% ps1 compatability ps1ff7 ps3 np top end hardware check slow rollout and snowball effect check just watch ps3 will survive and dominate
Spydiggity It does keep selling, but this system DIES all the time! way more than 360...yet you don't hear any ps3 fanboys mention that about sony. every person i know, including myself, has gone through at least 2 ps2s. ----- You must have some serious bad luck, I have the original PS2 (fat one) and it plays as good as new never had a problem. What I do find funny is how you claim to never have had a 360 problem (Now thats what I call a 360 Fanboy)heh.
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