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A living Legend
Sony Playstation 2 Slim
Member Name: martyfarty69
Sony Playstation 2 Slim
Advantages: Probably the Best Video Game system of all time
Disadvantages: A little dated now...but it is old, so give it a break !
Do I buy a Playstation 3 ?? that is the question, I currently own a Playstation 2 right now ( My 3rd one..more on that later )and while I don't play video games that much anymore it does everything I ask of it, and besides the need for a decent Blu-Ray player I can't think of a reason why I need a PS3.
As mentioned before I own my 3rd PS2 currently, the 1st one I had was not long after it was released and I had that for two years, then the drive stopped working ( apparently its not actually good for the original PS2's to play too many DVD's on them as it shortens the life of the DVD drive ) so I replaced that with one of the Slimline versions and then sold that when I moved to the United States and immediately on arrival went out to purchase the exact same unit .
The Playstation 2 is officially the Best Selling Console of all time with over 140 million units sold and has been on sale for almost 9 years, yet still continues to sell strongly which says alot about its quality and the quality of the games and sheer wealth of selection available.
In 2004 Sony released the Playstation 2 Slimline model which is smaller, thinner and quieter than the previous model, it also had a built in ethernet port and was overall a welcome revisement of the original PS2.
The real strength of the PS2 is and always has been its sheer number of available games and most of the most successful modern games franchises have appeared on the PS2, quite frankly I doubt if there is a PS2 owner past or present that hasn't owned at lease one copy of either one of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, the Gran Turismo franchise, the Ridge Racer franchise or the Metal Gear Solid Franchise, in particular Grand Theft Auto San Andres has sold 12 Million copies worldwide since its release and is the best selling video game ever in the United States.
One day the PS2 will have gone the way of the other legends in the Video Game world, the Sega Megadrive, the Super Nintendo and of course the Atari 2600, but I don't foresee that being for a while yet, even though there is a new generation of systems out there that outperform the PS2 in every way, it has such a dedicated fanbase, and is so well priced with a vast amount of titles that can be picked up for only a few £ , plus with its successor still north of the £200 mark its got a lot of sales left in it yet !!
Summary: I think anyone who has ever played a video game has played a PS2 at some point in their life