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How long before it dies?
#21
According to the NPD figures:

November 2008 - PS2 206,000, PS3 378,000
December 2008 - PS2 410,000, PS3 726,000
January 2009 - PS2 101,000, PS3 203,000

The Feb 2009 NPD won't be out for a while yet, but I imagine the PS3 will still be ahead, especially with the KZ2 momentum.
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#22
Thanks!
Looking at this, there are still thousands of PS2s being sold, and you wouldn't buy one if you didn't intend on using it, so it will be a fair while until software sales cease.
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#23
Hell, Sony really supports their machines, so I can see them, & game developers, taking the PS2 at least into 2011.
I've got one of the original fatty's & I'm still buying games for it & playing it daily.

(Can't say the same for MS though, they just stated that they've dropped "ALL" support for their original Xbox).
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#24
Yay I have a launch fatty, still running. Well, only because I open it up regularly and give it a good clean on the inside.
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#25
robinhood2010 Wrote:Yay I have a launch fatty, still running. Well, only because I open it up regularly and give it a good clean on the inside.

I've never thought to open any of my consoles up for cleaning , but maybe I should start, & maybe I'll get another 50-60 years out of my PS2, LOL

I'm going to buy a used "slim" model just to have as a backup though, Gamestop's got the "slim" for for 79.99 & the "fatty" for 69.99 right now.
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#26
Once it is past the warranty, then there is no harm done in opening it up. My PS2 wasn't reading any discs whatsoever, so I decided to try and clean the crap from the CD drive, and it worked like new afterwards. Not too difficult to do either.

I havn't bought any new PS2 games in over a year, so I don't think I would be too fussed if mine gave out on me. Still need to complete Disgaea 1 and 2 though...
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#27
OK thanks.
But since I'm more of the motto "If it aint broke, don't fix it", I don't think I'll do anything except for blowing some canned air around.
That is, unless it decides to start giving me problems.
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#28
I doubt the PS2 will go away anytime soon. In fact, I predict that the PS2 won't go away until PS4 is a year or so from it's release date. I just bought a brand new, silver PS2 and I'm keeping it this time.
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#29
For a while it did look like the PS2 might begin to steadily diminish then properly fade away, but the new price cut could well give it a fresh boost for a few months at least. After a price cut consoles seem to settle at a higher monthly sales rate than before, so it's going to be around for a while yet.
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#30
Why would Sony discontinue it while its bringing them good business around the globe ?
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