The tenth anniversary of the launch of the PlayStation 2 in North America is right around the corner, and the console still sells well enough to warrant a brand new Toy Story 3 bundle from Sony. The $99 Toy Story 3 PlayStation 2 bundle brings together the decade-old console with a copy of Disney Interactive's Toy Story 3 video game on October 31, two days before the smash hit movie hits DVD and Blu-ray. With the holidays coming, it's an excellent opportunity for Sony to grab a few more PS2 sales for parents not willing or able to spend the extra cash on one of today's fine video game consoles.
PlayStation 3 associate marketing manager Ami Sheth talks up the bundle today on the PlayStation Blog.
Nearly 10 years since it first launched, the PS2 continues to be a force in gaming and to date is in more than 146 million homes worldwide. At $99, the PS2 provides great entertainment value for new gamers and families with its built-in DVD player and a deep library of more than 2,000 games.
I'm not going to argue with Ami. I still regularly purchase and enjoy PlayStation 2 titles, and there are plenty of games on the console any kid would be perfectly happy to play.
The PlayStation 2 was released in North America on October 26, 2000.