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steve
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      09-22-2004
Good features.
Much smaller size.
Same price (to start) as existing PS2

Photos included in this article....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3675700.stm

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      09-22-2004
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:55:32 +1200, steve <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Good features.
>Much smaller size.
>Same price (to start) as existing PS2
>
>Photos included in this article....
>
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3675700.stm


Hard to see if its a fliptop loading DVD drive. It looks too slim to
have a tray and it'll be too expensive to have a slot drive.

They also forgot to mention the name, PStwo


 
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      09-22-2004
A wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:55:32 +1200, steve <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>> Good features.
>> Much smaller size.
>> Same price (to start) as existing PS2
>>
>> Photos included in this article....
>>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3675700.stm

>
> Hard to see if its a fliptop loading DVD drive. It looks too slim to
> have a tray and it'll be too expensive to have a slot drive.
>
> They also forgot to mention the name, PStwo


There's been talk of this for a while now. Standard PS2's have been in short
supply for a few months with vendors not being able to get them. It seems it
was a deliberate ploy by Sony to push up figures for this new model when
it's released. There are people world-wide waiting for PS2's who will snap
these up if it's the only option they have. Then Sony will be able to crow
about what a marketing sucess the PStwo is.

Read about it the other day somewhere, The Register? Somewhere like that.
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David Preece
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      09-24-2004
steve wrote:
> Good features.
> Much smaller size.
> Same price (to start) as existing PS2


Built in Ethernet too.

Dave

 
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      09-25-2004
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:18:22 +1200, "~misfit~"
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>A wrote:
>> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:55:32 +1200, steve <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Good features.
>>> Much smaller size.
>>> Same price (to start) as existing PS2
>>>
>>> Photos included in this article....
>>>
>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3675700.stm

>>
>> Hard to see if its a fliptop loading DVD drive. It looks too slim to
>> have a tray and it'll be too expensive to have a slot drive.
>>
>> They also forgot to mention the name, PStwo

>
>There's been talk of this for a while now. Standard PS2's have been in short
>supply for a few months with vendors not being able to get them. It seems it
>was a deliberate ploy by Sony to push up figures for this new model when
>it's released. There are people world-wide waiting for PS2's who will snap
>these up if it's the only option they have. Then Sony will be able to crow
>about what a marketing sucess the PStwo is.
>
>Read about it the other day somewhere, The Register? Somewhere like that.


Or it could be that Sony have stopped production of the original PS2
as they want to sell them all off before the arrival of the smaller
replacement - hence the lack of supply.


 
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      09-25-2004
A wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 10:18:22 +1200, "~misfit~"
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> A wrote:
>>> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:55:32 +1200, steve <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Good features.
>>>> Much smaller size.
>>>> Same price (to start) as existing PS2
>>>>
>>>> Photos included in this article....
>>>>
>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3675700.stm
>>>
>>> Hard to see if its a fliptop loading DVD drive. It looks too slim to
>>> have a tray and it'll be too expensive to have a slot drive.
>>>
>>> They also forgot to mention the name, PStwo

>>
>> There's been talk of this for a while now. Standard PS2's have been
>> in short supply for a few months with vendors not being able to get
>> them. It seems it was a deliberate ploy by Sony to push up figures
>> for this new model when it's released. There are people world-wide
>> waiting for PS2's who will snap these up if it's the only option
>> they have. Then Sony will be able to crow about what a marketing
>> sucess the PStwo is.
>>
>> Read about it the other day somewhere, The Register? Somewhere like
>> that.

>
> Or it could be that Sony have stopped production of the original PS2
> as they want to sell them all off before the arrival of the smaller
> replacement - hence the lack of supply.


Either way it as basically market manipulation, makes it look good for the
stockholders at the AGM.
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