PlayStation 2 Slim The Best Version of a Console Ever Made!?

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#51 Posted by falconpunch (178 posts) -

nuh uh

#52 Posted by darkedhunter (37 posts) -

I'm sitting in the gamecube camp. Awesome.

#53 Posted by Nightriff (5080 posts) -

I still love the N64, more for nostalgia at this point but I think it is a cool looking console

#54 Posted by ripelivejam (3949 posts) -

i just love that little purple purse (well, black for me)

#55 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

@JazGalaxy: I was more referring to the arrogance they had with the launch of the PS3, its absurd price and ridiculously complicated cell proc that wasn't truly figured out by 3rd party devs for a couple years. They rode on the huge success they had with the PS2, which they undisputedly 'won' last gen with in terms of sales and install base, right up to this gen where they've struggled with underdog status for most of the generation because of missteps they made at launch.

#56 Edited by Ben_H (3355 posts) -
@Turambar said:

@Rafaelfc said:

No, son

the Snes

Are you kidding me? The plastic in the SNES would turn color over time. We're not talking about the games.

Only certain SNESes would turn yellow. Later models of the big SNES had different plastic that didn't yellow. Heck, here's mine (A newer SNES) for reference, look at that perfect light grey colour: 
Also, yes the big SNES is my favourite looking console. NES is a close second but I hated that stupid pop-up design cartridge loader . Ours got so knackered that it barely works now. This SNES I got on the other hand works flawlessly.
 
My least favourite trend in consoles is them being shiny. No matter how much I dust my Wii off, it still looks dusty while my white old-style Xbox which sits right beside it looks just fine.
#57 Posted by myketuna (1693 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

@Turambar said:

@Rafaelfc said:

No, son

the Snes

Are you kidding me? The plastic in the SNES would turn color over time. We're not talking about the games.

Only certain SNESes would turn yellow. Later models of the big SNES had different plastic that didn't yellow. Heck, here's mine (A newer SNES) for reference, look at that perfect light grey colour:
Also, yes the big SNES is my favourite looking console. NES is a close second but I hated that stupid pop-up design cartridge loader . Ours got so knackered that it barely works now. This SNES I got on the other hand works flawlessly. My least favourite trend in consoles is them being shiny. No matter how much I dust my Wii off, it still looks dusty while my white old-style Xbox which sits right beside it looks just fine.

Mine looks exactly like yours. Pristine (ok, dust from time to time) to this day. I will say though, overall design goes to the Super Famicom. I like the Grey on dark grey on even darker grey scheme better than purple and grey. Either one though is built to last.

#58 Posted by DarthOrange (3862 posts) -

PS-One is the nicest system ever, followed by the PS3 Slim, then the Super NES that had the on/off switch and reset button.

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#59 Posted by MaxOpower (205 posts) -

@ShinjiEx: Giantbomb is not a imageboard.

#60 Edited by Ocean_H (290 posts) -

@psylah said:

@AuthenticM said:

@Ocean_H said:

PS2 phat, I just hate the power brick that the PS2 slim has.

Latter revisions of the PS2 slim (the one I currently have) had the power supply integrated to the console. Best looking console IMO.

You've got to be shitting me, Where did they find the space?!

Wikipedia says it's model number SCPH-90000, I'll have to find one of these...

Where can we find one?! I don't see any major retailers still carrying PS2s... I freaking hate that power brick.

#61 Edited by Mirado (993 posts) -
No contest.

Anyone that says the PS2 slim was a more significant upgrade either doesn't remember or never experienced what it was like to try and get a NES game to work on a original system, especially one that was old, overused or battered. In a way, I kind of miss the rain dance that it took to get a game to work; your reward (the game) felt significant in some way (unless the game was crap, in which case you were twice as pissed). But seriously; blowing on the cart, blowing on the system, wedging another game on top, holding the loader in place, sticking a vhs tape on top...all thanks to that fucking spring loader.

Fuck, never mind. Thank god we've moved on.

The NES 101 was a million times more reliable and it did it while significantly shrinking the console down. You could clean the contacts without taking it apart, the authentication chip was removed (both eliminating the reset loop and allowing you to play unlicensed games, not that you'd really bother), the controller was redesigned to be closer to a SNES hence more ergonomic (if you didn't like it, you could just plug your old pads in there), and it did it all for about $50. The price point was huge for me; I'd moved onto a SNES some years before but still enjoyed NES games now and then, but I loathed dragging out my NES and fiddling with it for 20 minutes before I could start playing Mach Rider or whatever. Without backwards compatibility, the Top Loader became the next best thing as it was priced low enough to practically reopen my entire NES library for the cost of one SNES game.

You could make the GBA SP argument as that backlit screen was a revelation, but eventually the DS took over its duties as my primary GBA player. Without the Top Loader, I'd still be holding down the spring arm and watching the reset light blink every time I'm feeling nostalgic, no matter how infrequently.

#62 Posted by isomeri (1275 posts) -

I can't think of a strong counter-argument. So sure, why not.

#63 Posted by ShinjiEx (625 posts) -
@MaxOpower said:

@ShinjiEx: Giantbomb is not a imageboard.

Lay off the weed dude...
#64 Posted by tyxja (279 posts) -

I think I agree with this. I love my PS2 slim.

Plus, it's one of the later models, so there's no external power brick. :3

#65 Posted by yoshisaur (2723 posts) -

I think it's hard (for me) to compliment the manufacturer for "getting it right" several times after the initial launch. Not to say there is no "bravo" for them to do so, but I would rather this sort of thing be the first generation instead of one of the last. Kind of like how Xbox 360's are now. Thanks Microsoft, for fucking me over and having me shell out more money for something I already have so I don't lie awake at night in fear of the red rings.

Thanks.

#66 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3149 posts) -

If we're talking aesthetics, I personally disagree.

I never liked any of the slim Sony products until the first slim PS3.

#67 Posted by JoeyRavn (4973 posts) -

@ShinjiEx said:

GameBoy is not a console...

Handheld consoles are still consoles. Deal with it.

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