PlayStation 2 Slims Down In Europe

European computer gamers will be able to get their hands on the very latest PlayStation 2 on November the 1st, following the console’s recent launch at the Tokyo Game Show.

The new look PlayStation 2 has been trimmed down to just 2.8cm thick (the current model is 7.8cm thick), its weight has been halved and internal volume reduced by 75%. It’s also network ready, with a built-in network connector for online gaming across Europe.

There are already over 1,000 games titles available and the new look PlayStation 2 will be supported by a line-up of exciting and innovative new titles, scheduled for launch in time for the peak Christmas period.

The new PlayStation 2 also contains technology that will enable gamers to play without the use of a controller and more games able to utilise this technology are already in development.

David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe says: “In the future the combination of the new PlayStation 2 with new software you are able to play games without the controller and this is going to bring in lots of new people”

Since its launch in November 2000, nearly 24 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been sold in Europe with more than 72 million sold worldwide. Reeves says that the redesign and rethinking of the PlayStation 2 concept will find even greater audiences across Europe.

David Reeves says “We believe existing PlayStation 2 owners are going to look at it, be blown away by it and are simply going to buy it in place of their old one. This totally redesigned, network ready model will demonstrate that PlayStation has once again the design flair and innovation that has made PlayStation the world’s best loved and most successful games console”.

European gamers will also steal a march on their Japanese compatriots this year – by getting their hands on the new console two days earlier. The slimline PlayStation 2 launches in Japan on November 3rd.

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