New PS2 Model Sneaks Into Retailers
There's no point in completely abandoning a console that has the largest user base in history, and Sony has already said multiple times that they will continue to support the PlayStation 2 for a while longer. Want more evidence? Than take a gander at this picture.
According to a Kotaku reader, this is a photo of the new PS2 model, which is evidently arriving at retailers even as we speak (or write...whatever). The system is "slightly smaller" and while it does include an AC cord, it doesn't include an AC adapter. As far as we know, those are the only differences between this new model and the "old" Slim, although the prices may change slightly. This new "90000 series" PS2 has a price tag of $129.99, which is - or was - identical to the Slim PS2, as retailers have apparently dropped the price to $124.99 on the latter model. So far, Fry's Electronics and Wal-Mart tipsters have turned us onto this new PS2 version, although we expect to see it arrive at other retailers later this week.
The previous model drops to $125 now, but does this also mean we can expect it to drop to an even $100 for the holiday season? It'd be a great way to push even more PS2s out the door, especially now that all current PS3 models don't offer backwards compatibility for PS2 software. Don't you need another PS2? Of course you do!
8/26/2008 Ben Dutka