Difference Between PS2 and PS3

PlayStation is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony. Spanning the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth generations of gaming, Playstation was first introduced on December 3, 1994 in Japan. Now it is very popular in the video gaming arena. PS2 was first released on March 4, 2000, in Japan, and then was released on October 26, 2000 in North America, and November 24, 2000 in Europe. PS3 is the third home video game console produced bySony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as a part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes withMicrosoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan.

PS2 Vs PS3

There were a lot of things going in favor of PS2 during its launch. It was introduced at a time when no other competitive products were in view. In fact, the main reason for high sales figures of PS2 was not its games but the provision of a DVD player which was comparatively much cheaper than the stand alone DVD players. As a direct result of this provision, the hardware costs went down. The manufacturers were forced to cut down the prices.

But when Sony announced the PS3, the same factors were not in favor of it. This time around Sony has competition from Nintendo and Microsoft. There has also been a high rise in the cost of PS3 which does not augur well for its sales. The Blu-ray feature has been beaten to the market with the introduction of HD-DVD, which offers better picture quality. You also have to invest a lot more on additional hardware when you purchase the PS3. This adds to the already huge cost. And lastly, PS3 does not include any particular new feature to talk about despite that the PS3 was a significantly better product than its predecessors.

So the PS3 seems to be losing out on the PS2. It is time Sony took notice and tried to make amends. Otherwise the PS2 will continue to rule the market atleast  for the time being.

Look at the image to know advantages of PS2 and PS3:

So guys anyone from here own PS2 or PS3?