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New PS2 model launches in India

Wednesday, 10th September 2008 15:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEE has launched its new, slimmer PS2 model in India, hoping to take advantage of Diwali.

The machine is being offered at 6490 rupees (£82), with games starting at 499 rupees (£6.28).

“We are excited to introduce the new PlayStation 2 at an attractive and accessible price point for the Indian gamers,” said PlayStation India boss Atindriya Bose.

“For a country like India where there are many gamers just starting on consoles, PS2 indeed plays an important role as the best entry level gaming console.”

Press release after the link. Thanks, GamingIndians.

Press release

PlayStation prepares for the festive season sales: brings in the new PlayStation 2 at an attractive price point

Mumbai, 10th September, 2008: Encouraged by the increasing sales and widening distribution, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has just rolled out the new series of the PS2 in the Indian market to capture the sales opportunity during the Diwali sales. The new PS2 model comes in an attractive new duo-shade look and sleeker design with the AC Adapter being in-built. The new PlayStation 2 is now indeed a styling fit to the living room of the Indian gamer, looking to start off his new exciting hobby around console gaming.

Not satisfied with a simple launch of the model, the new PS2 is being introduced at an attractive price point of 6490/- and with a festive season offer of one free game with every PlayStation 2 purchase. The festival season is now truly looking as the ideal time for purchasing the console.

Atindriya Bose, Country Manager for PlayStation in India said, “We are excited to introduce the new PlayStation 2 at an attractive and accessible price point for the Indian gamers. For a country like India where there are many gamers just starting on consoles, PS2 indeed plays an important role as the best entry level gaming console.”

Given that so many Indians are looking forward to PlayStation ownership, the PS2 now is the most natural choice. The ownership decision is further made easy due to the wide range of attractive games with a starting price of INR 499/-.

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10 Comments

  1. reask

    Why not go with ps3.

    When are they going to drop the ps2 altogether.

    It has to be hurting ps3 sales.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    I get the feeling that the PS3 would be ludicrously expensive in India (compared to what they actually earn)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I don’t think India is really a big market, especially for big-bucks HD consoles. Didn’t Microsoft pull their Indian 360 operation after only a short while on the market due to complete customer apathy?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Most PS3′s don’t play PS2 games remember.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. FireFly

    Actually, its only the 40 and new 80….Most PS3′s do play PS2 games (for now)

    By the time they’re done with the PS2, PS4 will be out already…..I wonder if they’ll just skip it(PS3)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    FireFly… most PS3s don’t play PS2 games. We haven’t had a BC PS3 in Europe or Japan for about a year now. Even in the US they’ve had the BC version on sale next to the cheaper non BC version (but only temporarily).

    #6 6 years ago
  7. No_PUDding

    Sucks for some, but it’s totally true.

    I have BC though.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. FireFly

    That really sux though. I remember my friend trying to brush off BC (because he couldn’t get the 80 without dropping another Christmas gift), and now he wished he had it.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    I wasn’t willing to work two jobs. ;)

    #9 6 years ago
  10. thuko

    This is insanely smart, if a little late.
    Even if it sells only to a fraction of people that can afford this (and given the low price there will be many, with the growing middle class in India) it will make Sony big bucks. It’s all proven technology, folks. Near zero expenses, just earnings earning earnings…

    #10 6 years ago

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