Japan to get red PS2

Tuesday, 3rd June 2008 09:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt


We want it, and we don’t know why. Sony Japan’s announced that a new, red PS2 model is to be released in the country on July 3.

The machine is “Cinnabar Red”, apparently, and will cost 16,000 yen.

No confirmation of this making it west as yet.

Press release after the link.

Tokyo, June 3, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would introduce PlayStation®2 in a new color “Cinnabar Red” (SCPH-90000 CR), on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen (including tax) as a limited offer for the Japanese market.

Since its launch in November 2007, the new PlayStation 2 (SCPH-90000 series) system has been highly successful gaining enthusiastic support from a broad range of users. The internal architecture of the system – according to this press release on Kotaku – has been completely overhauled for this series resulting in lighter weight, and by adopting a built-in AC adapter, users’ convenience to enjoy various entertainment contents anywhere at home has been further enhanced.

More and more exciting new software titles continue to be released for PlayStation 2 from third party licensees as well as from Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), including Persona4 by ATLUS CO., LTD., SENGOKU BASARA X(Cross) by CAPCOM CO., LTD., JIKKYO PAWAFURU PROYAKYU 15 by Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., and Ratchet&Clank: Size Matters by SCE WWS, all scheduled for release this summer.(*1) (*2)

Entering in its 9th year since launch, PlayStation 2 continues to be strongly supported by users around the world, exceeding 130 million units in installed base worldwide. With the introduction of the new “Cinnabar Red” PlayStation 2, along with the attractive line-up of upcoming new game titles, PlayStation 2 will bring exciting interactive entertainment to a wider range of audience.

SCEJ will continue to expand the PlayStation 2 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with this new color offering and the wide variety of PlayStation 2 software.



  1. Blerk

    I’m getting deja vu here. I could’ve sworn they already announced it months ago. I even remember seeing the ‘attractive ladies with red PS2s’ pictures before. :-|

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    It was announced for “asia” I think. This is the first time it’s been given a date, price, etc.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    Don’t they have a machine called “The Playstation 3″? Maybe focus on that a bit instead?

    I dunno, just an idea, like.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Well, that should ensure the PS2 outsells the PS3 for a while in Japan.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. fear_itself

    Guys, you don’t get the lady as well. She costs a LOT more.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. patlike

    How much more?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    You could always rent her rather than buy outright.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    Ownership is better than outsourcing, I believe.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. fj

    It depends really. A lean organisation typically relies on 10-15% contractors among its headcount to be able to quickly adapt to changing market conditions.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. zenji9

    What was that old expression….? Red PS2 – No knickers..?

    #10 7 years ago
  11. deanimate

    are youthinking of this saying?:

    red ps2 in the morning, owl pie awning.
    red ps2 at night, egg pie.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. mart


    #12 7 years ago

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