PS3 may at last be finding its feet in the international marketplace, but Sony insists that it will continue to wholeheartedly back its PS2 console throughout 2010.
We have a very firm stance – we’re going to continue to support the PS2 wholeheartedly,” SCEA’s head of PlayStation marketing John Koller told GamePro.
The PS2 obviously had a price drop this year, which gets forgotten because of the PS3 noise, but it’s still selling exceedingly well. It’s a new demographic, a consumer that’s maybe a ‘lost gamer’ or a consumer that’s new to gaming.
With this economy, coming in at $99, a lot of these consumers are choosing between a PlayStation 2 and a Wii, and you’re looking at a PS2, which is $99 and carries 2000 games.
It’s been a very, very strong year with the PS2, and we’re going on our tenth year. It’s pretty unprecedented, and we’re not looking to slow down anytime soon. Next year will be another year where the PS2’s going to be fully supported. A lot of key games and titles are coming, both first and third-party. It’s going to be another big year for the PlayStation 2.”