Just a few months ago, bestbuy and some other stores still had them. Now I don't see them. I even bought one as a spare when they hit clearance at target about a year ago.
How else will you play all your old ps2 games when your ps2 breaks in the age of no BC consoles since they want to gouge you into rebuying it as an...
I'm just going to ignore the topic and post of this instead.
Hmm...I think I'm onto something there. So even when there aren't anymore working PS2's around you still will be able to play PS2 games, but on a computer with a USB to dual shock adapter. And it'll look a lot nicer too when you do it.
If that was the true, then why has the industry (overall sales figures) shrunk the last 2 or 3 years. Also, why are all of these developers and publishers going out of business?
Smart Phones and Tablets. That's where a lot of the Wii casuals moved onto after abandoning console land.
Also someone pointed out there are no more developers going out of business now than there has been in the past, in fact there are probably more devs now than in the past, its just harder to get your product recognized than it used to be, and if they aren't successful they close shop, find some like minded people and start again, or move onto other things and someone else takes their place and tries for themselves.
If that was the case then why are all of these developers closing up shop. Furthermore, why is the Vita stuttering out of the gate. The Vita by all indications should be the ideal system for most of the traditional gaming demographic. Yet it won't sell.
No games, no killer app. There must be a decent amount of great games for people to buy something, also hype. The name is stupid for one, second and I think I already mentioned this....Smart Phones and Tablets.
They deliver a similar exp. to what you get on a handheld, and costs as much or more than those things and it does less as well. If Sony doesn't get 1st and 3rd party support out there, it isn't going to fly. My personal reasons not to have one right now. Price, not enough games (I want at least a dozen titles before committing) and most importantly no TV out, unlike it's older brother, the PSP.
The Dreamcast didn't fail because no one was playing video games, everyone just bought a PS1 or an N64.
In this case no one wants it because Smartphones have disrupted that market.
The DC didn't fail (as bad as you think), Sega killed it (Peter Moore as pres. of Sega US to be exact). Plus it was the PS2 that was the thing people were waiting for, the PS1 and especially not the N64 for had very little to do with the DC's demise.
And as I've said for over 10 years, the GAMES MAKE A SYSTEM
That should be anyone's creed when it comes to buying a system. For me the Wii U has 2 games that I'd like to play, Zombie U and Pikmin 3, which isn't even out. But honestly the thing that concerns me is 3rd party support which it has lacked since the N64 era. They get so much support on their handhelds it isn't funny, but their console is like a ghost town when it comes to exclusive 3rd party titles.
Anyway I'm not going to continue on that line of thought as to not detract from my comments (I could go on and have before on that tract) I know people buy Nintendo to play Nintendo games, but that used to not be the case and it's shame that it has become that way from the N64 era through to today.