Sony Readies Wii-like PS2
What's a family to do this holiday in the event they still can't find a Wii on store shelves? Buy a Wii-esque looking PS2 bundle instead complete with karaoke game, two mics, and white controller for only US$150.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Or at least that appears to be the thinking (not to mention the timing) behind Sony's white PS2 as Nintendo's Wii continues to outsell the competition.
Sony announced on Wednesday plans for a limited edition "Ceramic White" PlayStation 2 bundled with SingStar Pop, two USB microphones, and a single white Dual-Shock controller. The bundle launches this November for $150.
Granted, Wii doesn't own the patent on the color white; that one belongs to Apple. And even though Wii similarities abound, the announcement shouldn't take anything away from the PS2. To date the system has sold an unprecedented 117 million worldwide, 44 million in North America alone. In fact, PS2 is still the second best selling console in the world some seven years after its initial release.
Wouldn't that undermine Sony's sale of PS3's since many people can't afford it or are not willing to pay $500-$600?
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