New PS2 model to hit US in early 2008
- Posted November 2nd, 2007 at 08:22 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 23 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment America is to introduce a new PlayStation 2 SKU across the US in early 2008, according to reports from MCV.
Due out some time in the New Year, the new model will retail for just USD 99, and includes its own built-in power supply.
It is currently unknown whether or not the new ‘compact’ version will hit European territories, though it is estimated that retailers will sell the system for as low as GBP 75, possibly less.
Stay tuned for more information as it breaks.
- 4:25am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
whats the point in this then, we have ps3's why would we want to go back to ps2's
- 4:27am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
Sony is not smart like Microsoft
Stop making PS2s
- 4:30am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
WTF???"stop making ps2's" ARE YOU HIGH ps2's are selling more than ps3's
Perishing_Mind | Ernad_BMW
- 4:33am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
Why should they? PS2 was the most successful console ever created - it sold over 120 million times. And they will support it throughout another 3 or 4 years so it reaches its 10-year-Lifespan just like the PS3 will. They would never be so dumb and stop making and selling the PS2 cuz it is profitable right now unlike the PS3. Think about it!
- 4:50am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
looks like mr.pachter was right xD
btw how compact will this ps2 be? pstwo slim2? xD
- 5:00am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
Why would they stop?
People still want a PS2, and there is still some developers who care about the PS2. Also, it has the largest games library including both PS1 and PS2.
- 5:09am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
so if you buy the 40g and this you get full bc for the same price($1 less really) as buying the 80g with bc. i think his is a better dial than buying the 80g
- 5:24am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
I understand the lower the better theory when it comes to electronics,but c'mon 75GBP?Such a low price could possibly give the impression that it ain't good enough.
- 5:42am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
psn id: gingo.... why dont they just decrease the price of the one they aready have out instead of making a new one
- 6:01am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
Maybe the new one is cheaper to make?
Either way, this is a good thing, especially since the ps3 bc is pretty bad. As for it being too cheap and looking like poor electronics? I'd say it's built a solid enough reputation in the last 7 years to be safe lol
- 6:40am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
There'd be no reason to make a new PS2...unless Sony is cooking something up for us. Either way I want one in case my PS2 breaks down or to mod my old PS2.
@Damodoomer: Every PS2 and PS1 game I can find works in my PS3. I tried all my friends to show them it had true BC and my 60GB does.
- 8:13am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
On the one hand, I think Sony should stop making them, because every PS2 sold is a customer that did not buy a Ps3. So surface logic would think that Sony is shooting themselves in the foot by still having this thing around. BUT, this machine actually brings in revenue, unlike the ps3 which is, last time I heard, losing money on every sell. So that gives the gaming division at Sony a little bit of funding to improve the PS3, which is always good. And for some reason, I dont think that the PS2 will die as long as the Wii is around. There are a lot of games that are made for the Wii and get ported to PS2 because of the similarity in graphical power. Codemaster's Heatseeker is one recent example off the top of my head
- 8:20am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
He!! yeah, that is great news actually. The power brick is a pain in my car. I have 4 of them and thats a lot of wire. With just power cords it makes it much cleaner
- 9:17am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
So what should we call it the PS2 slimeline 2? I'm not sure where Sony is going with this. Sure the PS2 is one of the best selling consoles to date but shouldn't they focus more effort on the PS3?
- 10:56am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
I don't get this. ? Wouldn't including the power supply unit in the console make it bigger than the current slim? And why put it back. I dug it not being in the console.
However it would be sweet if they had new firmware that would make the PS2 a bit more HD friendly.
- 11:44am EDT - November 2nd, 2007
people still seem to want ps2;s so sony will sell them as long as they can, this new slimmer than the already slim ps2 will be sweet.
- 12:30pm EDT - November 2nd, 2007
Sonys really milking the PS2 for every penny lol
its smart though, what is there 3,000 ps2 games available
ands not many people can afford a ps3 or 360
so then theres the $100 ps2 for the other and casual group
- 1:47pm EDT - November 2nd, 2007
I dont think they should stop making PS2's cuz theres people that cant afford a PS3 and like Perishing_Mind said "PS2 was the most successful console ever created...
- 4:59pm EDT - November 2nd, 2007
Yay, the ugly bulky Power Supply is gone, but then again what was wrong with the Fat PS2? Have you seen the monster that XboX comes with ? LOL
What Sony really should be doing is releasing a new improved Fat PS2 that supports SATA2 HDs, a nice MP3 player inbuilt and a replacement for that ugly on screen playback control. Maybe an Extra 2 USB, for Linux dabblers.
And most of all, it needs a severe upgrade for those Memory Cards. 64mb or even 128mb still isnt enough, we need GB's !, how about a Memory Card with a SD Slot in it supporting 4gb - PERFECT !
Oh and i dub it..... The PS2.5 :P
- 8:49pm EDT - November 2nd, 2007
move on PS3 is HERE!
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