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Glowingsun
April 7th, 2009, 03:15 AM
PS@ hasn't been around all that long. But me and my guy refuse to upgrade our game system when we have just bought 3 replacements in the last few years. One got stolen. And the other kept getting stepped on and abused by our daughter.
But why can't more games come out for PS2. People still have them and are growing tired of the old games that they've beaten numorous times. And most of them are used which are normally scratched to sh**. I miss SSX. And I want to know if theres a new sequel to Sly Cooper.

Nox_Mortus
April 7th, 2009, 03:22 AM
it's called planned obsolescence, also noone is going to bother developing games for a system that isn't particularly popular anymore, they wouldn't make any money. There are a crapload of PS2/PSX games on the market already, and I'm sure you can find a good few gems that you haven't played (especially if you go back to the PSX era, an added bonus there is that you can get many great titles used for a couple of bucks a piece)

RaptorGTA
April 7th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Your asking why few ps2 titles are being released or made? Well the reason is simply because of the ps3. Sony originally believed because of their success with the ps2 that the ps3 would have a large enough fan base to win this console war. However steep price, lack of good launch titles and bad press has wounded them. The greatness of their previous console the ps2 has also been putting a hurtin on them

The problem for Sony is, sure they can release new titles on a system that has the largest userbase of any console ever...but this would show a lack of both interest and intentions with the ps3.

Sony is also starting to lose their exclusive titles because of Microsoft's large pocket books and Wii's growing userbase and creative controls.

However i believe i seen some porn studio's did get their hands on the software kits for the ps2 soooo...those sorta games could be coming out on the ps2....

Laisrean
April 7th, 2009, 06:43 AM
The PS2 is still selling well and has games coming out for it, which can't be said about the Xbox, Gamecube, and Dreamcast. It is probably the most successful console of all time, and probably has a few more years of life left in it thanks to the PS3 being a collosal flop.

Laisrean
April 7th, 2009, 06:44 AM
it's called planned obsolescence, also noone is going to bother developing games for a system that isn't particularly popular anymore, they wouldn't make any money. There are a crapload of PS2/PSX games on the market already, and I'm sure you can find a good few gems that you haven't played (especially if you go back to the PSX era, an added bonus there is that you can get many great titles used for a couple of bucks a piece)

It is still popular, though. It has been outselling the PS3 as a matter of fact.

TygerTyger
April 7th, 2009, 07:29 AM
I have a PS2 and had Star Wars: The Force Unleashed until recently, that was a new title.

Nox_Mortus
April 7th, 2009, 10:37 AM
It is still popular, though. It has been outselling the PS3 as a matter of fact.

Yeah, but it would be a bad marketing decision on Sonys part, as has been mentioned, also very few studios are likely to be interested in developing games for an outdated system anyway, because they will have a much more limited lifespan in terms of sales and whatnot.

RaptorGTA
April 8th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Call of Duty: World at War was also released for the PS2. Also a believe a year or so ago the PS3 was being out sold by the GBA which i didnt know people were still buying that with the DS lite being out.

Winged Mermaid
June 9th, 2009, 06:54 AM
They still make PS2 games. Probably because they realized that the PS3 was a mistake to put all the weight on. That thing is FRIGGIN expensive!!! I will probably never own one for that reason. The only reason I have a Xbox360 is because I won it at a Christmas party this past winter.

Terra Mater
June 9th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Where did people get the idea that they aren't making new PS2 games? Currently the trend has been to reformat and re-release PSP and GBA games for PS2 which allows them to make new money off of old titles. Rumor has it that the next stage will be to reformat and re-release PSX games.

Sony really needs to buy themselves some time to bounce back from two bad systems in a row (PSP with its slow as a snail optic drive and PS3). So revamping old games is not only a cheap way to go, but a good way to rebuild interest in old games for new players.

BloodyBandage
June 17th, 2009, 10:22 PM
The system is still great but they have to look at it from a business standpoint...games won't sell as many copies on older systems that's typically why they stop making them, but it's still a big enough audience so it's a legitimate question.

darkNight
June 17th, 2009, 11:23 PM
I think PS wants to put their R&D money into PS3 because it motivates people to buy more PS3 units.

Also, I think they pay 3rd party designers more for titles, motivating the designers, for the same reason.

Raxeph
July 13th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Where did people get the idea that they aren't making new PS2 games? Currently the trend has been to reformat and re-release PSP and GBA games for PS2 which allows them to make new money off of old titles.

This. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters come to mind as games that were ported from the PSP to the PS2. Also, given that the Wii is of a lower tech level than the XBox360 and the PS3 (it's really much like a heavily upgraded Gamecube), the same game by the same developer will often feature on both the Wii and the PS2, minus the motion controls (hence the "Wii-S2 version" nickname I've seen elsewhere).

Examples:

Sonic Unleashed XBox360 & PS3 versions: Developed by Sonic Team.
Sonic Unleashed Wii & PS2 versions: Outsourced to Dimps.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed XBox360 & PS3 versions: Developed by LucasArts.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Wii & PS2 versions: Outsourced to Krome Studios.

There's also been others ported between the Wii and the PS2 like The Legend of Spryo: The Eternal Night, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity and Crash of the Titans, to name just a few. Given the PS2's lower price and high popularity, it's going to keep going for quite awhile yet, especially as Sony need it to help get over the twin problems of the PSP (UMD movie discs flopped) and the PS3 (too expensive and not a big enough library of appealing titles).

Laisrean
July 13th, 2009, 07:34 AM
IIRC it was only a few years ago that PS1 games stopped being made. Since that is the case, I expect PS2 stuff to be coming out for awhile to come. The PS2 sold alot more than the original Xbox and Gamecube, so while those are completely gone from store shelves, that's not true with the PS2.

Not that I think it was a great system or anything (compared to the competition it was the weakest in terms of power and graphics), but it had the VERY important advantage of a couple years headstart plus reverse compatibility with the PS1, so the PS2 being the market leader last generation was a foregone conclusion even before its competitors came out.

Well, there was the Dreamcast which beat them to the market.... but the less said about that the better.

DoktorSick
February 7th, 2010, 03:38 AM
they are still releasing games for the ps2 I just bought smackdown vs raw 2010 for it . I was suprised when I found I thought they had stopped making games for it.