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    Offical PS2 price drop

    From the today, the new price of the PS2 will be

    $99 in America

    99 in Europe

    £99 in UK (surprise surprise)

    This doesn't really seem like news anyway, the PS2's have been selling for under £100 for a while anyway haven't they?

    39 Comments

    typical we always get screwed in this country

    official price was £99 here anyway, as usual the UK gets shafted.

    Original Poster

    That's interesting, the Euro symbol - € doesn't work in the OP. I wonder if it works in subsequent posts.

    how do you get a euro symbol?

    Original Poster

    ilovepink;4800130

    how do you get a euro symbol?



    Ctrl + Alt + 4

    ilovepink;4800130

    how do you get a euro symbol?



    Copy and paste it?

    € wow never knew that thanks ♥

    This doesn't really seem like news anyway, the PS2's have been selling … This doesn't really seem like news anyway, the PS2's have been selling for under £100 for a while anyway haven't they?



    The PS2 has been sold for under £99, but the question that needs to be answered is "What was the RRP of those units being sold for under £99".
    If it were £129 for example, then a £30 saving would be theoretically be available quite soon.

    Was this the big story that Sony was going to announce...how can they annouce this for a console that's been dead for quite a few years?

    thesaint;4800146

    The PS2 has been sold for under £99, but the question that needs to be … The PS2 has been sold for under £99, but the question that needs to be answered is "What was the RRP of those units being sold for under £99". If it were £129 for example, then a £30 saving would be theoretically be available quite soon.



    Was already £99 here: gamesindustry.biz/art…-99

    realfriendlyman;4800197

    Was this the big story that Sony was going to announce...how can they … Was this the big story that Sony was going to announce...how can they annouce this for a console that's been dead for quite a few years?



    How many units per year does a console shift(or not) to be called "Dead" in your books?

    thesaint;4800310

    How many units per year does a console shift(or not) to be called "Dead" … How many units per year does a console shift(or not) to be called "Dead" in your books?



    "recent figures from market analyst NPD revealed that 206,000 units were shifted in the US during November 2008. By contrast, Americans bought about 378,000 PS3s during the same month." from: reghardware.co.uk/200…ne/ also: theregister.co.uk/200…up/ - Yup completely stone dead :giggle: :thumbsup:

    megalomaniac;4800245

    Was already £99 here: … Was already £99 here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/sony-slashes-ps2-price-to-USD99-99



    That article appears to be US$, and written yesterday?

    the games are getting more and more disappointing for PS2. got the new tombraider in feb and finished it in no time. the graphics were poor compared to the gorgeous job they did on the big formats

    thesaint;4800334

    That article appears to be US$, and written yesterday?



    From the article: "but there are no plans to reduce the UK price where it sells for GBP 99" :thumbsup: and the price drop was announced yesterday here: blog.us.playstation.com/200…00/

    megalomaniac;4800362

    From the article: "but there are no plans to reduce the UK price where it … From the article: "but there are no plans to reduce the UK price where it sells for GBP 99" :thumbsup: and the price drop was announced yesterday here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/03/31/playstation-2-will-be-available-for-under-100/



    "Where it sells for £99", not the RRP.

    thesaint;4800310

    How many units per year does a console shift(or not) to be called "Dead" … How many units per year does a console shift(or not) to be called "Dead" in your books?



    I personally consider a console dead if there's hardly any games being released for it (other than the occasional Fifa) and or if all the next gen consoles have been released.

    I doubt the current crop of consoles will be around more than a couple more years, let alone it's predecessors.

    It's a disgrace that they deem the PS2 only slightly cheaper than an Xbox 360, which is much better in terms of technology and modern features.
    I think the PS2 was arguably the most overrated console to ever grace the gaming scene.

    realfriendlyman;4800507

    I personally consider a console dead if there's hardly any games being … I personally consider a console dead if there's hardly any games being released for it (other than the occasional Fifa) and or if all the next gen consoles have been released.



    So a console that continues to sell tens of thousands of units is "Dead", Sony should employ you.

    thesaint;4800563

    So a console that continues to sell tens of thousands of units is "Dead", … So a console that continues to sell tens of thousands of units is "Dead", Sony should employ you.



    It's dead because it's not selling at the volume it previously sold in the millions.
    Sony nor any other company no longer cares about the console, as not only have they stopped producing new games for it, but they no longer spend large sums of money advertising it or anything

    The current crop of consoles are at the maturity stage, even the Wii sales are beginning to mature, which is why you'll start seeing prices being slashed/bundles soon and that's including the clever marketing.

    The 360 is already in the maturity stage, which is why retailers are struggling to shift units and the PS3 isn't far from the maturity stage either, which is the successor to the obsolete and technically inferior PS2 console.

    When was the last time you saw the PS2 being advertised?

    realfriendlyman;4800841

    It's dead because it's not selling at the volume it previously sold in … It's dead because it's not selling at the volume it previously sold in the millions.



    It's 9 years old, I think that for them to expect to sell millions per year would be foolhardy and ambitious to say the least.

    realfriendlyman;4800841

    Sony nor any other company no longer cares about the console, as not only … Sony nor any other company no longer cares about the console, as not only have they stopped producing new games for it, but they no longer spend large sums of money advertising it or anything



    If they didn't "Care" about it, they wouldn't be producing it by the thousands, and they do produce new games for it, I think that you must be mistaking it for the Xbox which Microsoft no longer produce games for?

    Why would they need to spend large sums of money advertising something that sells itself.

    The PS2 is the best selling console in history, everyone knows what it is, so it sells itself, as it's "Arguably" the best console ever produced.

    realfriendlyman;4800841

    The current crop of consoles are at the maturity stage, even the Wii … The current crop of consoles are at the maturity stage, even the Wii sales are beginning to mature, which is why you'll start seeing prices being slashed/bundles soon and that's including the clever marketing.



    Not sure what the "Current crop" has to do with the PS2, it's a completely different market.
    I don't know anyone that chooses between a PS2 or PS3.

    realfriendlyman;4800841

    When was the last time you saw the PS2 being advertised?



    See above.

    thesaint;4800997

    It's 9 years old, I think that for them to expect to sell millions per … It's 9 years old, I think that for them to expect to sell millions per year would be foolhardy and ambitious to say the least.If they didn't "Care" about it, they wouldn't be producing it by the thousands, and they do produce new games for it, I think that you must be mistaking it for the Xbox which Microsoft no longer produce games for? Why would they need to spend large sums of money advertising something that sells itself.The PS2 is the best selling console in history, everyone knows what it is, so it sells itself, as it's "Arguably" the best console ever produced.Not sure what the "Current crop" has to do with the PS2, it's a completely different market. I don't know anyone that chooses between a PS2 or PS3.See above.



    I'm not going to even dignify that with a response but stop living on past facts, as you know we're talking about the modern era.

    Have fun.

    realfriendlyman;4801059

    I'm not going to even dignify that with a response but stop living on … I'm not going to even dignify that with a response but stop living on past facts, as you know we're talking about the modern era.Have fun.



    Translation = D'oh

    Ask yourself this. "Why do Sony produce the PS2*".





    [SIZE="1"][COLOR="Gray"]
    *Clue. It sells well and makes money.[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    Original Poster

    thesaint;4801130

    Ask yourself this. "Why do Sony produce the PS2*".



    Because they took out the backward compatibility on the PS3 ;-)

    peodude;4801183

    Because they took out the backward compatibility on the PS3 ;-)



    I never realised that they stopped producing them when they were backwards compatible.
    So people were buying a £400 PS3 instead of a sub £100 PS2 before the 40GB PS3. Everyday's a school day.

    peodude;4801183

    Because they took out the backward compatibility on the PS3 ;-)



    thesaint;4801249

    I never realised that they stopped producing them when they were … I never realised that they stopped producing them when they were backwards compatible.So people were buying a £400 PS3 instead of a sub £100 PS2 before the 40GB PS3. Everyday's a school day.



    It's because they weren't selling as well and Sony no longer care about it.

    Next you're going to tell me that the PS1 is still alive because some people are still interested. :giggle:

    realfriendlyman;4801466

    Next you're going to tell me that the PS1 is still alive because some people are still interested. :giggle:


    No, that would be as ridiculous as your view on the PS2 being dead.

    PS1 = No consoles produced since the PS3 was launched.
    PS2 = Hundreds of thousands produced since the PS3 was launched.

    thesaint;4801536

    No, that would be as ridiculous as your view on the PS2 being dead.PS1 = … No, that would be as ridiculous as your view on the PS2 being dead.PS1 = No consoles produced since the PS3 was launched.PS2 = Hundreds of thousands produced since the PS3 was launched.



    Errrm.....how many times do you have to be told that they stopped producing the PS2 when the PS3 was released with backward compatability? :whistling:

    realfriendlyman;4801585

    Errrm.....how many times do you have to be told that they stopped … Errrm.....how many times do you have to be told that they stopped producing the PS2 when the PS3 was released with backward compatability? :whistling:



    lol.

    So they haven't produced a PS2 for 2 years

    Case closed.

    thesaint;4801656

    lol.So they haven't produced a PS2 for 2 yearsCase closed.



    Can you show me the amount of consoles sold and exclusive games created for the PS2 over the last 2 years and your source of course?

    realfriendlyman;4801806

    Can you show me the amount of consoles sold and exclusive games created … Can you show me the amount of consoles sold and exclusive games created for the PS2 over the last 2 years and your source of course?



    lol.

    Your story is changing more times than Tony Blairs reason for the Iraq war.
    I bid you farewell fair maiden.

    thesaint;4801928

    lol.Your story is changing more times than Tony Blairs reason for the … lol.Your story is changing more times than Tony Blairs reason for the Iraq war.I bid you farewell fair maiden.



    Couldn't you provide the facts and figures for these consoles and exclusive games that you keep talking about...back your statements up with facts.

    I think you've proved my point....don't chat poo for no reason mate...you'll only come out looking stupid but I think you're already renowned for that. :giggle:

    realfriendlyman;4802113

    [COLOR="Red"]Couldn't you provide the facts and figures for these … [COLOR="Red"]Couldn't you provide the facts and figures for these consoles that you keep talking about...back your statements up with facts.[/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"]I think you've proved my point....don't chat poo for no reason mate...you'll only come out looking stupid but I think you're already renowned for that. [/COLOR]:giggle:



    realfriendlyman;4801585

    Errrm.....[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Red"]how many times do you have to be told … Errrm.....[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Red"]how many times do you have to be told that they stopped producing the PS2 when the PS3 was released with backward compatability?[/COLOR][/SIZE] :whistling:



    realfriendlyman;4801585

    Errrm.....[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]how many times do you have to be told … Errrm.....[SIZE="3"][COLOR="Red"]how many times do you have to be told that they stopped producing the PS2 when the PS3 was released with backward compatability[/COLOR][/SIZE]? :whistling:



    realfriendlyman;4801585

    Errrm.....[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]how many times do you have to be told … Errrm.....[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]how many times do you have to be told that they stopped producing the PS2 when the PS3 was released with backward compatability?[/COLOR][/SIZE] :whistling:



    lol wut?

    speechless mate? :giggle:

    Where's these facts and figures of consoles and exclusive games sold? :giggle:

    The ps2 is a dead console because all it's getting nowadays are crappy ports from s**tware pumping devs and JRPG's from years back that have only just been translated.

    Blimey, Saint, did you get out of bed the wrong side this morning or what.

    thesaint;4800457

    "Where it sells for £99", not the RRP.



    That's nit picking over semantics and you know it. It has been sold for a lot less than that too, £99 is the current RRP. Well actually it's probably more like £96 with VAT as it is currently.

    As for the rest of it ......I mean realfriendlyman wasn't exactly correct in saying the PS2's dead, but really was there any need to jump on each other like that? I think I already proved your point with this earlier post anyway:
    megalomaniac;4800329

    "recent figures from market analyst NPD revealed that 206,000 units were … "recent figures from market analyst NPD revealed that 206,000 units were shifted in the US during November 2008. By contrast, Americans bought about 378,000 PS3s during the same month." from: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/01/14/ps2_sales_milestone/ also: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/05/ps2_most_played_2008_nielson_yearly_roundup/ - Yup completely stone dead :giggle: :thumbsup:

    It's still selling by the bucket load, it's by no means dead. It's just going for a different market now, hence the price drop. As they did with the PS1 Sony are now looking to the young market, the under 10's who can't persuade mummy and daddy to drop £400 on a PS3 but can get a £100 PS2 after a bit of a tantrum. That's why we all think the latest PS2 games as toss, they're not aimed at us. We are supposed to have moved on to PS3, or so Sony would hope. :thumbsup:

    Banned

    thesaint;4800997

    I'm 9 years old,



    Now that wouldn't surprise me.

    Any serious gamer would consider the PS2 dead years ago, regardless of sales figures and it seems to sell in shops for waaaaay below the new pricedrop.

    The Saint was just going on stupid but maybe that's why no one likes him.

    LMFAO :giggle:
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