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[2]: Sad
by Kroc on Sat 29th Dec 2012 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Including the games you bought through the online store?

There's a possibility that the next generation of consoles won't use discs. It's messy and ineffective. Retail will get product key cards, Microsoft have been doing that with Office for years now.

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RE[3]: Sad
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 29th Dec 2012 11:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Including the games you bought through the online store?


That's your own choice. Nobody is forcing you (yet!) to do so.

There's a possibility that the next generation of consoles won't use discs.


The next generation will use discs. The one after that - not so sure.

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RE[4]: Sad
by Kroc on Sun 30th Dec 2012 13:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad"
Kroc Member since:
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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RE[3]: Sad
by Wafflez on Sat 29th Dec 2012 22:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Maybe I'm old school, but when I pay and don't get a DVD box to collect, I'd rather be downloading from torrents instead of xbox.com

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