WTF, Sony?

Alright, here’s the thing: After having fun with a borrowed PS2, Rabidgames thought “hey, let’s buy one” – just to find out it is impossible to buy a PlayStation 2 cheap:

New: 100 pounds.
Used: 30-50 pounds.

Those prices are just naked PlayStation 2 consoles with ordinary cables and one controller, nothing special.
Yes, Rabidgames is shocked. And he will stay without a PS2 for now … even if all those precious games are now crying in their cases …

At least, it is pretty obvious now why the small PS2 tends to break down after 2 or 3 years. That way, Sony generates regular income on a console which is more than 10 years old. Apparently, that’s how capitalism works.

Rabidgames rants: Seriously, what the fuck is going on? Why is a console that is fucking ancient almost more expensive than its successor? Why would I want to spend that much money for an outdated machine? What’s wrong with you Sony?

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One Response to “WTF, Sony?”

  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of collectables. While the PS2 is ancient it is also just old enough to be a collectable. I wish I hadn’t given my PS2 to my brother-in-law and niece or I would have gladly shipped it to you, and included the save cardriges and the games I had. Back to the topic at hand; While the PS2 costs 100 bucks give or take used to purchase, if you sell one you only get maybe 30-40 bucks. That and have you sold any games lately? you spend 60 bucks on a game and a week later sell said game because it sucked or you beat it and it has no replay appeal you are only offered 10 bucks at most. For these reasons I rarely ever sell old games or systems. not worth the gas money it takes to get to the store.

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