PlayStation 2: “I Am Not Dead Yet!”

on January 11, 2012 7:00 PM

The PlayStation Vita sold 500,000 units during the holidays. So, apparently, did the PlayStation 2. Well, Vita’s sales were Japan only and the PS2’s were worldwide, but that’s still impressive for a 10-year-old system. Even though Sony has shifted focus toward the PS3 and the coming international release of the Vita, it seems the best-selling system of the last console generation is still putting up respectable sales.

Sony attributes the PS2’s continuing popularity to its adoption in “emerging countries such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.” I know one of my strategies is to pick up a console at least a year after it releases and then buy games on the cheap. And the thing still gets a new release here and there.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.