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Funkodrom
30-10-2002, 10:57:51
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2373399.stm

The games console wars are over with Sony's Playstation 2 emerging victorious, according to the hi-tech market research firm In-Stat/MDR.

It says the PS2 is on course to remain the best-selling games console, with Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's Xbox trailing far behind.

InStat predicts that there will be almost 120 million PS2s in homes across the world by 2006, crowning the console's position as the market leader.

I guess they have FunkyFingers to thank.

Nav
30-10-2002, 12:47:15
They should thank him personally with a golden playstation.

Venom
30-10-2002, 12:52:36
The PS2 will be obsolete by 2006.

King_Ghidra
30-10-2002, 12:55:22
all the best consoles are obsolete

Debaser
30-10-2002, 13:12:50
Originally posted by Venom
The PS2 will be obsolete by 2006.

That's probably when I'll get one them

*leaves to count up Dreamcast savings*

Venom
30-10-2002, 13:23:36
Sony will be well on the way of selling it's Next Gen console by then. Debaser will finally be able to trade his PS1 for a PS 2.

Nav
30-10-2002, 13:32:09
You just need a slight revision to that last line to make it more realistic.. "InStat predicts that there will be almost 120 million PS2s in attics across the world by 2006, crowning the console's position as the obsolete market leader."

Venom
30-10-2002, 13:36:36
Now we're talking.

Funkodrom
30-10-2002, 13:43:03
Well my Playstation had a lot of regular play up until I bought the PS2 and that was 5 years after it was released. Consoles have 5 year lives rather than the 2 years for PCs.

Venom
30-10-2002, 13:48:57
Explain that lifespan to my deceased Dreamcast.

Resource Consumer
30-10-2002, 15:19:58
XBox price crash - as it said on the High Street over the weekend.

Is it just me that saw the irony in Microsoft products using the word "crash" in the advertising...

King_Ghidra
30-10-2002, 15:45:09
Originally posted by Venom
Explain that lifespan to my deceased Dreamcast.

the dc may be dead but it still has a software library comparable if not superior to any of the new next gen consoles

Sean
30-10-2002, 17:26:29
Nintendo also have a habit of releasing new games even after a new console is out, even if everyone else has ignored it.

Shining1
31-10-2002, 03:07:48
I must tell Rachel this.

Not that it will make a difference.

Venom
31-10-2002, 03:24:51
You lost your chance for a PS2. I bought one instead.

Shining1
31-10-2002, 04:23:47
But Rachel has a very nice chair:p

Funkodrom
31-10-2002, 09:49:56
Originally posted by Shining1
But Rachel has a very nice chair:p

And she's in charge. :bounce: :D

LadyRachel
31-10-2002, 10:29:36
Sony sucks. Rrrraarrr.

Shining1
31-10-2002, 10:41:38
The charged one has spoken:bounce:

Funkodrom
31-10-2002, 10:53:29
Lucky Rrrraarrr.

Resource Consumer
31-10-2002, 10:56:55
Originally posted by Shining1
The charged one has spoken:bounce:

"charged" or "wired"?

Funkodrom
31-10-2002, 11:02:33
Both.

Venom
31-10-2002, 12:58:41
Electrocution is soon to follow.

Shining1
01-11-2002, 05:21:45
Or "A sit in the expensive chair" as we like to call it:).

Darkstar
01-11-2002, 06:44:47
Hey, only those really cheap chairs give you a shock. My expensive chair is just NICE. :D

Venom
01-11-2002, 12:52:23
I have a cheap chair. And singed ass hair.

Funkodrom
01-11-2002, 12:58:23
Shiny's talking about that all singing all dancing vibrating chair I think.

Shining1
02-11-2002, 06:58:49
What a marvel it is, too:).

TAZ
03-11-2002, 11:39:47
Wonderful. I'd rather have a PS2

Shining1
04-11-2002, 20:11:53
I'd rather have that chair...

Venom
04-11-2002, 20:21:50
You're only saying that because Rachel is sitting right there.

Shining1
08-11-2002, 09:28:09
No, I mean I'd rather have that chair. It's way better than mine. Even has arm rests.