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PlayStation 2 May Soon Fall to $99

History has shown that sales of game consoles take off exponentially as prices fall. In that line of thinking, the PlayStation 2 could become even more popular, if such a thing were possible.

The PlayStation 2 is definitely in its twilight years, but never has a console before it hung on for so long into the generation that proceeds it. The PS2’s incredibly ‘long tail’ makes Sony seem like it actually knew what it was talking about when it spouts of on the “ten year life cycle” of its consoles.

The PS2’s been on the market for nine years now; and with more than 140 million sold over that time, it’s the best-selling console to date.

An updated listing in Kmart’s computer system could point to something that will keep the PS2 selling for a little while longer -- a price drop to $99, as seen on Joystiq.

Although this price drop doesn’t come as much of a sure thing without the multiple-retailer sources and early flyer scans, a price drop from $129 to $99 seems to make sense at this point in time.

The PlayStation 2 was in last place in console sales last month, though that should be its expected spot, being the oldest and most-owned console on the market. Still, in light of the economy, consumers are looking for cheap thrills, and a $99 PS2 could be just the ticket.

  • commandersozo
    It's about time, you can get Gamecubes and XBoxs for $30-40.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Maybe I'll buy one now, NOT. I don't even have enough money to buy my TRACKBALL that I want. Spoiled they are, kids.. yes... mmmmmm.
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  • LATTEH
    if it was like 40 bucks for a new PS2 they would see huge sales but not for 99
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  • Awesome, been waiting for that last pricedrop. Now I can finally play all those games I got :3
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  • teh_boxzor
    geez i bought mine for 300 back in the day....
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  • AndrewMD
    $100.00 is not bad. A lot of the comments about other older system being cheap fail to realize that this is for a NEW unit, not a refurb or used unit. If you want to used one, they can do for a lot less.

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  • Maxor127
    It wasn't $100 already? I think even that's too expensive. Should be $50. I would've bought one if it were cheaper since my PS2 died and PS3 gets screwed out of backwards compatibility.
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  • Caffeinecarl
    Remember when consoles were only $100 when they were in their prime like the NES back in 1989? =]
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  • mtyermom
    mlopinto2k1Maybe I'll buy one now, NOT. I don't even have enough money to buy my TRACKBALL that I want. Spoiled they are, kids.. yes... mmmmmm.

    bitter, much?
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  • p05esto
    1989, sitting behind the NES and SMB for the first time was one of the most glorious moments of my entire life. Tears well up when I recall those first few days of playing SMB....my god it was beautiful.
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