MCV: The UK industry discusses PS2's relevance – and says it's time to move on
ye right the ps2 is dead, its just selling more units in japan then the xbox 360 is. There is no need to "kill" the ps2 when it got a huge userbase that grows every day. Sony is playing it smart, they are still earning alot of money from the ps2
I agree, if people are still buying it, you'd be stupid to stop selling it. They will have got production processes so perfected on it that it'll be costing them naff all and will just work away in the background raking in more and more cash. I'm actually really impressed with how well it's still doing and how Sony made such a smart in not pulling the plug when the PS3 was released.
That is true the PS2 is not dead. However I have a PS3 with BC so I skipped PS2 but still enjoy PS2 games.
for the first time in a long time, I'm GLAD I spent that $600 (I admit, it's a bittersweet feeling) But one day... ONE DAY.. It will stop working... and I don't intend to be without my PS2 games, so I'm buying several and putting them in storage.
It is in Microsoft's best interest to keep the PS2 alive. The day that Sony kills it they will encourage migration to the PS3 by making Backwards Compatibility a free download for all PS3s. That will just encourage more next gen sales for Sony.
PS2 still sells more than the PS3 or 360 in some weeks, so... No it's not dead.
Tell that to the 7 million people that bought one this year.
PS2 Dead ? Nah.. The Xbox and Dreamcast are.
That's why it still outsells the 360 in some countries
(Japan Charts 27/10 - 02/11) PS2 = 6,800... And LAST PLACE!!!...was... xBox 360 = 6,300 ;-D ;-D ;-D (M$ how EMBARRASSING!!!) ;-D
Then please explain why it has the same amount of 3rd party support as the Wii
well, mine isn't It's the gaming platform I've played the most this year as well as my friends... and the year before that... and the year before that... and the year before that.... BOM!
I like the PS2 and I am still playing through the back catalogue games on my 60GB PS3 (right now Fahrenheit) and I intended to buy a proper PS2 to make sure I could play all the games but with all that stuff about a new PS2 slim with integrated PSU (I hate power boxes) made me stop and wait for a year. I wanted the new PS2 but Sony (as they do) dragged their feet to announce that it was never gonna be released in the UK so they lost a sale by playing about and not confirming stuff. Now I look at it and I could spend £70 on a PS2 but I might as well spend the extra £30 on a 360 arcade. Sony killed their own sales by announcing stuff, promising it for the UK (killing its market in the short term) and then quietly canning the entire thing. Great console though, truly an icon of the industry and it will be a sad day when it goes to the console scrap heap in the sky.
And so will PS3 if it doesn't start bringing the heat.
Are we talking about Xbox 360s ability to provide warmth
I mean this year alone, MGS4 came out, LBP, R2, GT5P. So many good games. What did the 360 bring? Too Terrible, Gears 2,fable 2. I just dont understand were you get the idea the ps3 is dead.
In most countries PS2 is outselling X360 (and PS3)
My ps2 died for me about 4 years ago!!! but my brother still uses his !!! sorry i'm a graphics whore
ROFL, still playing it. Persona 4 is coming, so not so dead.
RPG OF THE YEAR.....can't wait....
It outsells the 360 in japan every month. I mean you can get one for dirt cheap.
And to this I say, Finally :)
i will be playing ps2 games for years to come...
haha i love how long the ps2 has lasted and how long the original xbox lasted rofl and how fast microsoft jumped ship on the original xbox as soon as 360 launched
The PS2 died when I bought a 360.
and not much sooner than that the 360 died also...
Yeah until Persona 4 comes out PS2 ain't so dead.
Whether PS2 is dead or alive (pun not intended) doesn't matter much to gamers imo. I mean soon enough PS3 will have the quality of games PS2 once did. PS2's 7th year was a bang though. GOW 2 and FF12. Sweet!!
Lol, Capcom vs. SNK 2 calls again. x3 But seriously, if it's selling well, then why should Sony finish it off? Unless this article is implying that they need to focus more on the PS3. That, I can agree with most definitely.
LOL. Persona 4 says otherwise. And out of my 80 PS2 titles, I STILL have about 30 to complete. Gotta love $5 titles like the Red Factions and Mark of Kri, some real hidden gems. PS2 is long from dead.
and i read that sony was going to make it an open platform for small devs. so potentially we can see ps2 games for many years just like people that still make 2600 games :)
For a start, it talks about the 'sudden death' of the PS2, when it's continued selling well (and this is the hardware, not just the software!) for over 18 months after the release of its successor. And while the UK 'High Street' may have limited shelf space, I'd be very surprised if Supermarkets and the like didn't continue to stock relatively cheap games for younger consumers (basically impulse buys), as long as they sell. I'm always a bit suspicious when the industry tries to 'lead' consumers - and always a bit dangerous for the industry (take Sony's PS3, which was over-specced and priced for the time of its release - don't get me wrong, I have a PS3 and love it to death, but it was too niche, too expensive and too hard to drop the price of when it was released).
Confuses me, this logic does...[/Yoda]
It's not like the original Xbox. It's not dead. The PS2 is still selling very well, Sony would be stupid to stop production and sales. Developers are still supporting the PS2. Unlike the Xbox, which Microsoft stopped production and game development after just 3 years. How sad.
& the xbox isn't?
Yeah, but this article is not about Xbox... On topic the PS2 is definitely not dead, not when it still outselling next gen consoles in some territories.
The PS2 won't die until either 1) Sony takes it off the market, or 2) People stop buying them. And if Sony has lost as much money on the PS3 as everyone seems to think they have, why on earth would they dump a system with a profit margin as high as the PS2? Tell you what, go onto eBay and type in "PS2 games." You'll see just how dead the system isn't.
"And if Sony has lost as much money on the PS3 as everyone seems to think they have, why on earth would they dump a system with a profit margin as high as the PS2? So true, why would they?
The PS2 is no where near dead , sales have slowed a bit but it's still selling 8-10 million a year which is quite impressive for an 8 year old system.. and to think that it hasn't hit that magical price point of $99 yet...
How can the PS2 be dead? Still selling a crap load.. Sony is smart.. Its dirty cheap to make now.. I wouldnt be surprised if they have a 70% profit on every single one sold..
The ps2 will be hear for another 2 years so until that time comes it's not going to die.The date when the ps2 dies has already been decided.
When Sony 1st said they'll support it for 10 years I thought they'd include 1st Party support like games etc. Seems like they meant keep it out on the market with only 3rd party titles.
shhhhhh.... don't say that.. that's Sony's PS3 life support.. if the PS2 stops making Sony some money; considering the fact that Sony is still losing money on the PS3 hardware... it would hurt Sony financially even more than they are hurting..
this is pathetic... N4G is going downhill thanks to the bunch of moron/fanboys contributors that are approving so much crap!
but very slowful i mean 8 years out of the system and its sold around the 140 million mark world wide and the wii or the 360 would never sell that over there life time
i would love too see u say that in front of the ppl in places like India they would chase u down
how is it dead when the ps2 is selling in japan still? hell.. didn't it beat 360 a couple of weeks ago in sales? LOL. stupid people.. why do they write these articles.
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