Reuters: PlayStation 2 holds ground vs new rivals

For all the buzz in the video game industry about high-definition and motion-sensing, you might never guess that one of the best-selling consoles uses decidedly old-school technology.

Sony Corp.'s (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) 7-year-old PlayStation 2 is turning out to be an overachiever in the industry, quietly racking up impressive sales figures while sate-of-the-art machines from Sony, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Nintendo Co. Ltd. (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) grab the headlines.

The PlayStation 2's comparatively low price of $130 and a games library of some 2,000 titles, including favorites such as "Metal Gear", "Final Fantasy" and "God of War," has given the sleek black machine a surprisingly long life.

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Boink4274d ago

the 360 and the ps3 are just too expensive for the casual gamer right now.

Price drops need to happen for both systems to really take off.

GaMr-4274d ago

PS2 is easily one of if not thee most successful console of all time.

BoneMagnus4274d ago

You see I'm a gamer as opposed to a fanboy, so I bought a PS2 to go along with my Xbox and 360 and GC...

Saturday, I bought Shadow of the Colossus for $14.99 at Target. Talk about value for my gaming dollar!

I have a brand new PS2, memory card and most of the top games for less than half the price of a PS3...

kornbeaner4274d ago

that impressive. Never thought it would be that sucessful.
Especially considereding todays trends of being cool by having the newest and greatest.
Truely an achievment that has only been done by nintendo in terms of longitivity.

This is GREAT!!!!

GameJunkieJim4238d ago

The 2600 sold from 1976 to 1991.