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PlayStation 2 price cut

10:09 AM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko
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If you’re still kickin’ it old school, you’ll be pleased to know that Sony has just made PlayStation more affordable.

Not PlayStation 3, mind you; we’re talking about the venerable PlayStation 2 console that Sony unveiled more than ten years ago. After all that time, what is now the world’s best-selling game machine has finally broken the $100 price barrier (but not by much) with a $99.99 suggested retail price starting today.

“Demand for PlayStation 2 remains strong throughout the world,” said Jack Tretton, the chief of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “The new $99 price point will bring in new consumers who will discover how PlayStation platforms are an outstanding choice for their gaming and home entertainment needs.”

Many gamers are still waiting for the price tag to drop for PS2’s more powerful sibling. PlayStation 3 remains at $399 in its basic configuration, which is still not a terrible deal if you’re into games and also want a Blu-Ray player for HD movies (considering that basic standalone Blu-Ray players start at about $200).




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