Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC
Games "We've joked about its refusal to die before, but today, finally, the console begins its march into the history books. Having sold over 150 million units since its release in 2000, the PlayStation 2 has today ceased shipping to Japanese retailers, meaning once remaining stock is gone, it's gone. The console was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, and in those twelve years has become - by a longshot - the biggest-selling home video game console of all time." I should play Shadow of the Colossus again.
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RE[4]: Sad
by Kroc on Sun 30th Dec 2012 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Consoles need to last up to 10 years. Sure having discs now would be more convenient, but in 5 years time it's going to hurt. Remember the N64? It languished with expensive cartridges whilst CD took off.

Nintendo took the safe bet by sticking with CDs for another generation, but both Sony and Microsoft are poised for all out thermonuclear war with their next generation offerings and both know that net-support can't be lacking (as it was with the first PS3s).

"If you see a disc-drive, they blew it."

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