PlayStation 2 Gets New Look

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, announced today a completely new look for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, which will become available in Japan, North America and Europe for the year-end peak selling season. The new model will be available in stores on November 1st in North America and Europe, and on November 3rd in Japan.

While inheriting the basic functions and design philosophy of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture has been completely overhauled, resulting in a slimmer and more lightweight design. Internal volume has been reduced by 75%, overall weight has been halved, and thickness trimmed down to 2.8 cm (thickness of current model is 7.8 cm). Its size is almost as small as a hardcover book, making it easier to carry around and enjoy games and DVD videos anytime, anywhere.

Commenting at the launch of the new design, David Reeves, President of SCEE said, “We did it for PlayStation and now this time for PlayStation 2. This totally redesigned, network ready model will demonstrate that PlayStation has once again the design flair and innovation that has made PlayStation the world’s best loved and most successful games console“. He went on to say “We are confident that the combination of a new, more affordable price point, the great Christmas lineup and now this stunning new PlayStation 2 model will encourage a whole new generation of consumers to experience the fun of PlayStation“.