Sony To Still Support The Playstation 2 in 2010

It’s been almost 10 years since Sony released the Playstation 2 but SCEA’s head of PlayStation marketing John Koller has said that Sony will continue to support the Playstation 2 in 2010.

In an interview with Game Pro, John Koller stated that:

“We have a very firm stance – we’re going to continue to support the PS2 wholeheartedly.”

“The PS2 obviously had a price drop this year, which gets forgotten because of the PS3 noise, but it’s still selling exceedingly well. It’s a new demographic, a consumer that’s maybe a ‘lost gamer’ or a consumer that’s new to gaming.”

“With this economy, coming in at $99, a lot of these consumers are choosing between a PlayStation 2 and a Wii, and you’re looking at a PS2, which is $99 and carries 2000 games.

“It’s been a very, very strong year with the PS2, and we’re going on our tenth year. It’s pretty unprecedented, and we’re not looking to slow down anytime soon. Next year will be another year where the PS2’s going to be fully supported. A lot of key games and titles are coming, both first and third-party. It’s going to be another big year for the PlayStation 2.”

So there you have it, PS2 owners can look forward to a positive future ahead.

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  1. I still believe the PS2 is one of the best consoles ever produced. It’s reliable (doesn’t break easy), cheap, decent power and graphics, tons of great games. If I didn’t have the money, I really wouldn’t have a problem sticking with the PS2 and playing some Socom or Metal Gear Solid.

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