PS2 to sell for three more years?

Written by Joe Martin

September 27, 2007 | 11:06

Tags: #guitar-hero #mcv #playstation-2 #ps2 #sales #sell #sonic #tony-hawk

Companies: #sega

A recent poll of the bit-tech community revealed that an overwhelming majority of you wouldn't buy a PlayStation 3 even if the price dropped again, but I'm still willing to put money on the fact that a lot of you have a PlayStation 2 still.

In fact, it's not just me who thinks that - Sega too thinks there's a lot of life left in the old PS2 yet.

Speaking to MCV recently, Sega COO Simon Jeffrey said that he expects the PlayStation 2 to carry on selling for "another two or three years at least"

Jeffrey confirms that "PS2 high profile titles, especially 'wide market' and licensed titles, will absolutely be part of the Sega portfolio going forwards."

In fact, a quick search by Joystiq showed that there are dozens of games seeing a release on the system before January, including titles like Tony Hawk's Proving Ground and Guitar Hero III.

The PlayStation 2 is one of the best selling consoles ever and has sold well over 100 million individual consoles, with continued strong sales and games like Tomb Raider: Anniversary still debuting on the console.

Which raises the question - what is it that makes the average gamer love the PS2 but frown at the PS3? Is it just a matter of pricing and games, or is there a deeper issue? Let us know what you think in the forum.
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