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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Wii-like PS2- sony

What's a family to do this holiday in the event they still can't find a Wii on store shelves? Buy a Wii-esque looking PS2 bundle instead complete with karaoke game, two mics, and white controller for only US$150.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Or at least that appears to be the thinking (not to mention the timing) behind Sony's white PS2 as Nintendo's Wii continues to outsell the competition.

Sony announced on Wednesday plans for a limited edition "Ceramic White" PlayStation 2 bundled with SingStar Pop, two USB microphones, and a single white Dual-Shock controller. The bundle launches this November for $150.

Granted, Wii doesn't own the patent on the color white; that one belongs to Apple. And even though Wii similarities abound, the announcement shouldn't take anything away from the PS2. To date the system has sold an unprecedented 117 million worldwide, 44 million in North America alone. In fact, PS2 is still the second best selling console in the world some seven years after its initial release.

Sony revamps the PlayStation 2 in time for holiday season

Even though we're closing in on the first anniversary of the PlayStation 3, the older but more successful PlayStation 2 console is getting a little makeover in time for the holiday season, and will sit in stores alongside the current crop of next-gen consoles – at least in the United States.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a new limited edition 'Ceramic White' PS2 to come bundled with casual gaming hit SingStar Pop, two USB microphones, and a single white Dual-Shock controller. The new bundle will be available in November for a suggested retail price of around $150.

At that price point, Sony is hoping the PS2 will lure some casual gamers away from the Wii this holiday season. With an installed base of about 117 million PS2 consoles worldwide, it makes sense for Sony to keep squeezing a profit from this best seller, which continues to rank as the second-best-selling console almost every month – ahead of the PS3 and the Xbox 360.

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