Sony reduces price of PS2 to $129

By Justin Mann on April 21, 2006, 11:16 AM
Sony announced yesterday that they will be again reducing the price of the PlayStation 2 as the impending release of its successor draws ever closer. If you tend to wait to buy new things, it's paid off, and even as Sony preps for the PS3 launch they claim they are staying committed to the PS2 as well, and will not abandon support for it.

"While we continue to innovate and design groundbreaking new products, we remain dedicated to our long-term vision for the PlayStation 2 platform," said Kaz Hirai, president and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, in a statement.
Soon, you'll be able to pick up a PS2 for only $129, which is relatively cheap in today's console terms, and it's likely that the price may drop even further after the PS3 hits the shelves and people largely turn towards that.

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asphix said:
This is a nice move. The pre 2006 generations sales have been in a constant decline since the release and buzz of Nex Gen products/hardware. This may serv to re-kindle the industry a bit, especially with e3 coming up and all the free PR the industry with garner from that.I'm curious as to how Microsoft will respond with its past-gen Xbox, if at all. I'm also curious if the hardware price cut will put pressure on developers to also cut software prices. That could be a potentially bad situation for any development houses who really need full sale price for their AAA titles.I've heard analysts predict there will be another ps2 price cut to $99 sometime early 2007 as well.
DragonMaster said:
Would've been nice, if it was the old version that had USB ports and could have Linux on it.
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