Sony Works On Cheaper PlayStation 2 Console
Sony must be really down in the dumps: the company is reported to plan the release of a new PlayStation 2 model. The console should be released next year and its price tag is rumored to read only $99.
November 5, 2007
The new plans outline once more (if necessary) that the PlayStation 3 continues to be a failure from a financial point of view. Now Sony has to cut the losses and hopes that the older model has still enough life left in it to keep the Japanese boat afloat.
Recently, Sony also announced plans to release a new ceramic white PlayStation 2 model, priced at $150. Also, the company plans to release 160 new games through March 2008 and stated that the console be supported at least until 2010
The PlayStation 2 has sold around 120 million consoles worldwide, and is credited to have lured gamers into buying over two billion software titles. At present time the PS2 console retails for $129.
All in all, it's rather sad: the PlayStation 3 was supposed to crush its Xbox 360 and Wii rivals and now is more or less on life-support, with the older and cheaper model set to defend the company's market share.