[Click in order to expand] Gamestop to discontinue PS 2 software salesAs the gamer, I'm pretty excited about the next generation associated with video gaming units. The Xbox 360, PS3 and specially the Nintendo Wii are beginning in order to really feel a bit lengthy in the teeth and I'm ready for brand new hardware. Sure, I want the system capable of pushing more pixels and all sorts of that, however I'm additionally looking to see a few re-invigoration of the video gaming picture whenever brand new hardware is followed by brand new Insolvency practitioners from the large marketers.
And yet, I still thought it was a bit unfortunate to see over at The Brink which Gamestop is starting to purge their stores of PlayStation 2 titles. They are doing so in order to make space for Nintendo Wii Console (the actual Wii is actually planned to deliver sometime later on this season) as well as in anticipation associated with needing room with regard to Xbox 360 720 and PlayStation 3 software in the year 2013 and beyond.
The actual PlayStation 2 launched within 2000 therefore no one can state this has not had a great run. Sony states it has shipped a hundred and fifty million PlayStation two consoles worldwide. Early PlayStation 3 models would additionally run physical PS 2 games, however because cost-cutting measures which capability was removed in a few phases; nevertheless for a while it expanded the potential customer base for PlayStation two software.
Gamestop says this really is some thing of a phased elimination, depending on how much traffic their PlayStation 2 section is getting and just how large a particular shop is. Older frailty president associated with store procedures Mike Dzura told The Brink:
"The PS2 is really a unique one — we still generate a whole lot associated with revenue off PlayStation 2 product sales, but we're going to keep PS2 exactly where PS2 will market, and that we won't put it in stores exactly where we view truly non-churchgoing sales. It is somewhat demographic — it is somewhat local, it is. The actual heartland of the U.Utes. tends to capture the influx a bit later on compared to coasts to some diploma. So all of us kinda take it in, and we will take it out from the shops in which the racks would be better offered through following era item, or they are just small stores where they can't match this within."
Amazon.com nevertheless carries a decent selection of PS 2 software, for now at least. I imagine they will continue doing therefore provided supplies can be found. They do not appear to carry brand new PlayStation 2 consoles though. Some of their companion shops do however at somewhat higher prices.
What's promising for all those associated with us along with fond memories from the PS2 is the fact that Sony is actually rolling away electronic variations associated with traditional PS2 games that will experience any kind of PS3. These types of should be available, well, so long as the actual PlayStation 3 is a viable platform, and ideally about the PS4 as well. The bad news is that these types of re-releases dribbling out pretty slowly and require a re-purchase of games we might currently own.