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Finally! I have been waiting forever. Still, my interest in video games is dwindling... very very fast. I don't know whats wrong with me! :(



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deathgod33 said:
alfredofroylan said:
deathgod33 said:
ps2 could start selling a lot in poorer countries.

Actually it sells a lot due the piracy.

 

 

 no one in poorer countries will ever buy full priced games.

 

It's more the fact that the "big three" don't have much of a presence in poorer countries, so their products are sold for much higher prices there than elsewhere.

That is staring to change, however.  Sony recently created a new branch under SCEA that will cater to Latin America, for example.

Actually, Sony's activeness in pursuing smaller markets is why they have such success in Europe.  They opened the eyes of most European gamers to gaming via the PlayStation.  They also still have an advantage in some of the smaller markets in Eurasia as a result.  For example, they have a dedicated branch for New Zealand (SCENZ), while the other two console manufactures do not.

Now that I think about it, maybe Sony hopes that they'll be able to take control of the up and coming Latin American market before Nintendo or Microsoft can even make much of an entrance, much like how Sony essentially controlled the European market for the last two gens.



OH SHAT.

Hell yeah, DO IT. Sell more! And I need A LOT more PS2 games, FACK!!




I'll probably snag one just in case my PS3 dies or for work.



the PS2 has a good bit of life in it. Also the Ps2 is definitely going to be the bargain console now.

I expect improved sales, I wonder though, how much profit do the make now on the PS2 to warrant this price cut.



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deathgod33 said:
alfredofroylan said:
deathgod33 said:
ps2 could start selling a lot in poorer countries.

Actually it sells a lot due the piracy.

 

 

 no one in poorer countries will ever buy full priced games.

nor will they ever have any money or make any impact as a country globally right?

things change, money shifts around and economies grow and shrink - the PS2 might not make it very far in poorer countries like backwater asia, south america, africa, etc. but that dosn't mean that eventually we won't see those become major or at least influential video game markets.

 



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ssj12 said:
the PS2 has a good bit of life in it. Also the Ps2 is definitely going to be the bargain console now.

I expect improved sales, I wonder though, how much profit do the make now on the PS2 to warrant this price cut.

 

I'd assume it costs them under $50 to make.   I know the EE+GS alone only cost ~$17 back when Sony removed BC from the ps3, and I'm sure costs have gone down further since then.

Let's say the ps2 costs $50, and they start selling it to retailers for $95, whiel they used to sell it to retailers for $125.  They'd have to have a near 100% increase in weekly sales to make back the loss in profit per unit (going from ~60k a week to ~100k).  That's assuming that they cost that much to make, however.



O-D-C said:
^ Gamecube does pwn PS2

 

Fuck yeah!



makingmusic476 said:
I may buy one. I sold mine when I got my launch ps3, but now I fear that my ps3 could crap out on me and I won't be able to get another BC one from Sony.

My BC ps3 crapped out. Sony sent me the same 60gb model brand new to boot. I think it's also required by US law or something so you don't need a ps2.

 



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Pristine20 said:
makingmusic476 said:
I may buy one. I sold mine when I got my launch ps3, but now I fear that my ps3 could crap out on me and I won't be able to get another BC one from Sony.

My BC ps3 crapped out. Sony sent me the same 60gb model brand new to boot. I think it's also required by US law or something so you don't need a ps2.

 

 

Mine crapped out on me (the disc drive's motor broke so no discs would spin, lol) and I got a refurbed 60gb back (looked brand new except for some scuff marks on the side).  I'm honestly not all that worried about it.  For every person that sends there's in and gets another one back, they can then refurbish that person's system and ship it to somebody else.

At worst, I'd just have to wait a bit longer than usual while they refurbish my own system.