Why are they still supporting the PS2?

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Jul 8, 2007
  1. SlyGuy
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    Why are new games still being released for the PS2 when all of the next generation consoles are available? GameCube and XBOX are no longer being supported, so why PS2? How long do you think they will continue to support this last-gen console?
     


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    Massive userbase.
     
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    I'm gonna setup shop here.

    come get your "Because the PS3 isn't worth supporting" posts here, only $2 each!
     
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    Because the PS2 = Good, While Xbox + Gamecube = Crap/Garbage.
     
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    For the same reason that Carmen Electra still gets photos in magazine pages. Although old and tired, we can't write off all of the spank-time we've been most graciously provided. It's the same with the PS2, just with less spanking.
     
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    Because companies need to profit?
     
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    Considering PS3's price, it's a good decision. Imagine if Sony cancelled all PS2 games that are out since PS3 release and made them into PS3 games, Sony HQ would be World Trade Centre by now.
    (I mean most PS3 launch titles pretty much are originally planned for PS2 and just put on blu-ray to make it look like it's PS3 game)

    If Sony stopped supporting PS2, they might have sold more units but they surely had hosted several molotov cocktails parties.

    Players can deal with PS3's high price by playing newly released PS2 games on their PS2 and wait for a price drop. More like, Sony somewhat made them do that.

    I mean, SRW OG, Shining Wind, Tales of Fandom 2, Odin Sphere, God of War 2, Mussou Orochi and any other games that I missed, are good games and it's better off they come out for PS2 and be welcomed than come out for PS3 in last gen quality and get horrible comments.

    Say... PS2 is PS3's arch enemy at the moment [​IMG]
     
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    As someone else stated, it's because of the user base. PS2 is an AMAZING system and many people still have them. Most companies won't just completely dump the previous system when a new one comes out, simply because they have to meet in the middle. They also know that they aren't moving the PS3 quite like they had hoped. My 2 cents.
     
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    Which system would you rather release a game on? The PS2 that has sold millions? Or the PS3 that has sold 7.
     
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    Because there are 100 million PS2s out there, compared to ~12 million 360s/~7 million Wiis/~4 million PS3s. Distributors and developers like profit maximization. Go figure.
     
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    LESS spanking? Hmmm.... [​IMG]
     
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    PS2 is more profitable to develop for? If you develop a PS2 title chances are you can port it to the PSP, PC & Wii. You could also tart it up a bit and release it as a budget 360 title or even release it on the 360 & PS3's download service.

    If you make a PS3 title it won't do as well as there isn't as many PS3 owners, plus Blueray discs are more expensive than PS2 DVD AND you have to spend a bit more time on it so it looks at least the PS3 standard as not many will pay £40-£50 on something that is kinda last generation as PS3 owners didn't spend a shit load on their console to play PS2 standard games. Oh and apparently its more expensive to make games that are also on a HD console (so I hear). So you make it for 360 and PC as well which also takes time and money if you want to do it properly but you can't really port it to PS2/PSP/Wii as that'll take a lot of time to do downgrading and so on and also trying to cut the amount of disc space so it will fit onto a UMD/DVD.

    So I guess thats why most companies still support the PS2. Also all of the Xbox owners must've upgraded to the Xbox and well none Nintendo GC games never did sell that well.
     
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    The Gamecube was always pretty shitty...
     
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    Yeah since when was the Gamecube ever supported?
     
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    I reckon the ps2 still has about a year left in it until new ps2 games are shit, like what happened at the end of the ps1s lifespan. Plus it does hold a huge library of quality games.
     
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    I bet the PS2 will keep getting Wii and PSP ports though. No reason not to I suppose...
     
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    Personally i dont think the Xbox OR the Gamecube was shitty AT ALL...remember playing Halo 1&2 or Ninja Gaiden..or GC Resident Evil 1 remake & RE4 & Super Smash Bros?

    come to think of it PS2 had pretty darn good games too....(just cant thnk of any right now [​IMG] )

    Sorry i dunno why i posted this cos it does not solve anything... [​IMG]
     
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    Totally agree, Xbox had the last Panzer Dragoon game that was brilliant. GC has had to amazing titles, mostly by Nintendo but still classics. People who say Xbox and GC don't have any good games are incredibly stupid and have no idea what they are talking about.
     
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    ps2 has great 3rd party support and just like the gba, developers made lots of games after the ds came out.

    maybe games on the ps3 arent selling as well as on the ps2
     
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    Until the fanboy stupidity ripping on the other of the gen, or other weirdness the real truth of it is the most simple of all. IT, not the PS3 is profitable, greatly at that.
     

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