Is it true that the PS2 is better than the PStwo?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by Amiable-Akuma, May 23, 2007.

  1. Amiable-Akuma
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    I've wanted to sell my original PS2 to replace it with the slimline PStwo but I've heard from a lot of hardcore gamers that you shouldn't do that. They've told me that if you have a well-working PS2 system that you should hang on to it because the PStwo isn't compatible with certain games, peripherals, or glitches out or whatever.

    I play a huge variety of PS2 games including all the wierd stuff like rare light-gun shooters, every 2D title, the Bust-a-Groove series, and what have you - I sure as hell don't want to risk them not working if I get a slimline system. Then again, if all is well - then I'll want to act fast to do the opposite...so...

    Any opinions or info on this, gentleman?
     
  2. Shinji

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    The age of the PS2's are sure to be older obviously. With time, the lazorz die. The slimline models you can purchase as new.

    The probable reason people like PS2 over PStwo is the fact that PS2's can be modded to boot from HDD using the network adapter so you wont have to worry about the laser only to load games onto HDD.

    Thats just thoughts from my end though...as far as compatibility, I have not come across a game thats not compatible with PStwo...
     
  3. iza

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    the only complaint i had for the slimline. that was it over heated pretty quickly. but i've heard they corrected this with newer models.
     
  4. adgloride

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    The only difference really is the harddrive. You can fit one at the back of the ps2. The pstwo just looks a lot nicer with being smaller. The pstwo is easier to use swap magic on as well. You already have the flip top, you just need to block the sensors.
     
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    Which is still a total bitch to do. My square cap was the wrong size, the outer edge was a tad too thick, I had to file it down, but aside from that, everything else gave me its respective troubles. Yeah, I'm not much for doin that kinda stuff [​IMG]
     
  6. legendofphil

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    Yeah, I had problems with the lid sensor tool, in the end I had to open the console and tape down the sensor with a bit of electrical tape.
     
  7. fryguy

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    Sorry for borrowing this thread. But i just bought a pwtwo from a friend (havn't got it yet though, he lives in .au nowadays).. well i just wonder if it's possible to use pc usb gamepads on the pstwo as it has usbconnectors? i guess not but..
     
  8. R4seller

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    What is PSTwo???
     
  9. iza

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    slimline
     
  10. Shinji

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    Just for reference in case some people dont know...
    PS2 (ignore those wires)
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    and

    PStwo
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  11. Jiggah

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    That picture does not do the PStwo any justice. The thing is smaller and thinner than most textbooks...that is crazy fantastic. I do love my old ps2 though because I paid nothing for it, it was savaged and works perfectly fine.
     
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    Since the PSTwo took away the HD slot, you can't play FF XI on it obviously or run linux.
     
  13. ZeWarriorReturnz

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    Are those PStwos only available in UK or something? My friends Slim PS2 is different from that one.
     
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    Nevermind. I had looked on the picture fast and was thinking it was different. Either way, yeah. Is it worth ditching my PS2 ( old ) for the slim? I was thinking of saving for months until the (eventually coming out) PS3 Slim.
     
  16. Xeijin

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    Not really I'd say, the Slim's chunky brother has advantages like the HDD and linux.
     
  17. bobrules

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    I have a modded slim ps2 and it works great. Except they had to put a fan in mine which makes huge noises. The slim one is damn small compared to the big one. I think it has built in network adapter which the phat one doesn't have.
     
  18. ChrisCrawford

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    I actually prefer the slim. I had the slim for about a year and a half, I play it a good amount, and I have never had any issues. It works perfectly.

    I've had a good amount of problems with the original PS2

    If you need the hard drive though, stick with the original.
     
  19. amptor

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    PS2 -> built in hard drive bay (IDE interface is an option you have to buy separate and that piece comes with the 10/100 NIC), 2 USB 1.1 ports, IR is optional too but you can't turn the console on and off with it.

    PSTwo -> built in IR with power button capability, built in 10/100 LAN, not sure how many USB 1.1 ports, you can use this for hard drive but it's going to be slow

    I own two PS2 (V5 and V10) and one PSTwo (v14 or something) and have crystal chips for all 3, I'd recommend the PS2 over the slim unless you like the shape of the PSTwo. It is a really cool little system and it's about as big as 1 and 1/4 CDrom disks. Only thing that disappointed me about it is that it uses a flip lid instead of a mechanical tray, just made it seem cheap because of that. But realistically that's less moving parts to worry about anyway.

    Oh yeah also I don't even use a hard drive, some games I like won't run off the hard drive so it's kinda pointless.

    That's pretty much all the differences between the two, I don't think there's anything else really. They both should be able to play movies and psx games.