Diet PS2 Heading for Europe

Diet PS2 Heading for Europe Diet PS2 Heading for Europe Diet PS2 Heading for Europe Diet PS2 Heading for Europe

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced that a completely new look PlayStation 2 will become available throughout Europe on 1st November 2004.

While inheriting the basic functions and design philosophy of the current PlayStation 2, the internal architecture has been completely redesigned, resulting in a slimmer and more lightweight design. Internal volume has been reduced by 75 per cent, weight has been halved, and thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is 7.8 cm). The new version will come equipped with an integrated Ethernet port for network gaming. The move is the next logical step for Sony which is, after all, preparing to launch a handheld which boasts similar potential to that of the PS2. For a selection of images comparing the new PS2 to the previous one, follow the Screens tab above.

Since its launch in November 2000, PlayStation 2, now in its fifth year has reached a consumer installed base of nearly 24 million units in the PAL territories. The exciting new design, combined with the price reduction in August to 149 Euros should position PlayStation 2 for a comfortable road to retirement.

The new design PlayStation 2 will be supported by a lineup of exciting and innovative new titles, scheduled for launch in time for the peak Christmas period.

There are already over 1,000 games titles already available for PlayStation 2, and many more scheduled for launch before the end of the year, including SCEE published titles such as Gran Turismo 4, The Getaway: Black Monday, Singstar Party, EyeToy Play 2 and Killzone, and over 150 more titles from leading third party publishers.