Back to the future
Last modified on Monday, 29 October 2007 19:09
Sony will introduce a new PlayStation 2 for the holidays to take advantage of the continued popularity of its older machine. A white version of the PS2 will sell for US$149.99 and will reach stores in early November, just in time for holiday sales.
The console maker seems to be hoping that the PS2 will still work as a low-priced alternative to the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360. It currently ranks third behind those consoles, with sales in September of 215,000 units. Its PlayStation 3 was fourth with 119,400 units sold. Xbox 360 was in first place with 527,800 units sold, followed by Wii with 501,000 units sold.
The new machine will ship with 'SingStar,' which allows one or two players to sing along to rock 'n' roll videos. Singers are graded on their vocal ability.