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Old 11-06-07, 12:52 PM
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New Playstation 2 Announced

I imagine this is coming at the rumored $99 price point, although the Japanese price equates to a higher US price.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced a newly designed PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system (SCPH-90000), which will become available in Japan on November 22nd, 2007 at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen (including tax). The newly designed PlayStation 2 will come in three color variations of “Charcoal Black”, “Ceramic White” and “Satin Silver”. Vertical Stand for PlayStation 2 will also become available on November 22nd, 2007 in the same three colors at a recommended retail price of 1,500 yen (including tax).

While inheriting the functions of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture of the new system has been completely overhauled, resulting lighter in weight. The newly designed PlayStation 2 will have a built-in AC adapter, further improving users’ convenience to enjoy various entertainment contents anywhere at home.

In the 8th year from its launch in 2000, PlayStation 2 continues to be strongly supported by a wide demographic of users around the world. Reaching the remarkable milestone of 120 millionth sales in shorter period than the original PlayStation did, the world of PlayStation 2 further expands as more new and attractive software titles are to be released this coming holiday season and beyond.

With the newly designed PlayStation 2, together with the lineup of forthcoming new game titles, SCEJ will continue to expand the market and create a new world of computer entertainment.

The new model of PS2 will be the same price as the existing model and will be available in the SCEE territories in early 2008. Specific launch dates to be announced at a future date.
I saw this over here, with some pictures: http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/35...ion-2-Revamped

Looks the same as the current slim version, although the build in AC seems kinda cool.

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Old 11-06-07, 01:21 PM
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Looks cool. My current PS2 still works (amazingly).
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Is there still a market for these?
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Old 11-06-07, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by tonymontana313
Is there still a market for these?
Even moreso now that the PS3 lost it's ability to play PS2 games.
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Originally Posted by tonymontana313
Is there still a market for these?
PS2 still sells more on a weekly basis than the PS3 does.
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Originally Posted by tonymontana313
Is there still a market for these?
It's been outselling the PS3 for the past year, so yeah.
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My original still works as well.
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Old 11-06-07, 03:28 PM
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Does anyone at Sony, presently, know how to run a company?

Instead of making the current system be the best it can be, they are revamping a last gen system and that system still outsells your current offering?
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Does anyone at Sony, presently, know how to run a company?

Instead of making the current system be the best it can be, they are revamping a last gen system and that system still outsells your current offering?
Or maybe it is a good idea to keep improving on the PS2 since it looks like it is still a cash cow, and will probably be so for another two years (especially with a price drop that could come before X-mas).
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy
My original still works as well.
Mine too, as does my original playstation. The PS2 still gets the most play of all my consoles.
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My black behemoth still works too...but I've been thinking about getting another controller, and this would look lovely on top of my media center next to my Wii...



If I come across a deal for a white one, it may just be an impulse buy...especially since I don't think I'll ever own a PS3.
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My black behemoth still works too.
My Xbox works too. What does that have to do with the PS2?
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New games are coming out for it? It would be nice if they focused on making PS3 games. They'll probably start getting some great PS3 games out when the new Xbox is released.
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