Wed, 25th May '05, 5:41pm
Well...since my old PS2 went kaput, I've been thinking of chipping in with my roommate and buying a new PS2.
I wanted the cheapest solution available, don't mind buying a second hand console if its in good condition either.
But I'm having a hard time finding a decent buy...all I get is that new slim PS2 thing, which costs 250 dollars!
Can anyone else here help me find a good deal for a PS2?
Thu, 26th May '05, 1:56am
Check local video game stores that sell console systems. They may sell refurbished ones at a discounted price. More so if you get one without controllers if yours still work. I can get a used PS2 in my town for around 150$ CDN. I don't know what you have there but I go to stores like EB Games, Microplay and so on. Shop around and see what you can find. I even found a 3DO system for 20$ looked like new too. But make sure you get some kind of warranty with them just in case. Better safe than sorry.
Bahir the Red
Thu, 26th May '05, 11:37am
Playstation 3 is coming out soon, so I would save money for that instead.
Sat, 4th Jun '05, 12:30pm
Agreed. It'll have, what, 150 times the power?
Sun, 17th Jul '05, 12:31pm
Which will approximate to around 1/1000th of the power of my current PC.
@Farraz - So you're in Sydney right- try going to EB games - you can pick up pre-owned X-Boxes there for 150, with a warrenty. I'm pretty sure you can get similar deals on PS2's
Mon, 18th Jul '05, 1:45am
Stu- wrong. PS3 is going to have processing power of, well, have a look. Do you have a clustered supercomputer? And I was wrong with my estimate in the last post. It's 1000 times. Damn, that thrashes Moore's Law.
8 cores (1 Power Architecture, 7 SIMD)
Peak floating-point at 211gigaflops
The last stat is the most important. Compare it to 96 for the 360 and a typical enthusiast PC at-the-moment might be looking at 20. And we don't know about the graphics. People are throwing around terms like "2 teraflops".
And it's gonna be ~$600-800, compared to >$3000 for a good PC.
And just FYI, I'm not raving because of any other reason other than being a techhead. I've never bought a console before.