PS2 Sales Slump, Sony Says Its ‘Ok’

“However, the company explained the decline in shipments as being a deliberate move, designed to prepare the marketplace for the arrival of the redesigned slimline console, dubbed PStwo, in November.

Indeed, for the full year the company has actually raised its target for sales of the PS2 by 500,000 units, and now expects to ship 14.5 million hardware units in the year through to March 31st.”

We sort of feel that Sony’s statement is a smokescreen for the truth. Xbox sales are picking up and due to online content and hits like Halo 2 on the way. New game consoles are expected to be introduced some time near the end of 2005. Besides who doesn’t already have a Playstation 2 at home? Could the market just be at a saturated point?

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