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Sony has revealed the date on when it plans to launch a fourth version of the mighty PlayStation 2 later this year. The console was originally unveiled last year and is said to be sleeker and slimmer with no external AC adapter. We didn't think it could get any smaller. Or needed to...

The new model will simultaneously be released in the European and Indian markets, SCE country manager Atindriya Bose revealed to ET.

It's being called a 'higher-end version' and is said to be slimmer, sleeker and "more suave in its looks". There'll be no external power supply and the price will remain the same. "PS2 is an entry-level console, which helps first timers to enter the gaming zone," Bose explained.

SCE India will also be launching the PlayStation Network for PS3 in India, though don't the 2.4 update to be on it yet though. "The PlayStation network is ready for India. It is only the integration of the payment gateway that needs to be done," said Bose, adding it will launch by the end of the firm's fiscal year.

Of the 120-million install base for PS2, a whopping 3.4 million are in India alone. "We feel PS2 has the potential to penetrate further into the Indian and Russian markets. Console gaming is in its nascent stage in India. These are untapped markets and are new to the gaming world, hence we have no plans to phase out PS2 anytime soon.

"We do not market it as a PS2 or PS3. It is the experience of the PS that we market. PS3 is for the next generation. People who are first timers in the gaming market want to pick up PS2 and experience that, before upgrading to PS3."
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I never consider India when it comes to gaming....it's a massive market.
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:|, they should consider a new Version of the POS3
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Really smart on Sony's part to go after markets like India. The ps2 has an amazing library of games, it's perfect for getting people sucked into gaming, and may open them up to paying more for a PS3.
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:|, they should consider a new Version of the POS3
lol they should lower the price, im still holding out on a 360 with blu ray.

I got a great deal on HD DVD when it flunked because everything whent dirt cheap and I bought a player for 50$ and a whole bunch of hd dvd's for like 12$ each.
    
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India FTW!!!
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lol they should lower the price, im still holding out on a 360 with blu ray.

I got a great deal on HD DVD when it flunked because everything whent dirt cheap and I bought a player for 50$ and a whole bunch of hd dvd's for like 12$ each.
this next PS2 should be a lower price because of its sizer. The smaller = cheaper. The PS2 Slim was on sale at my bestbuy during Christmas for like $50.
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India FTW!!!
I think that maybe the first time ftw and india were used in the same sentence
lol
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I think that maybe the first time ftw and india were used in the same sentence
lol
and it just happens to be a user with the name Miley Cyrus making that statement.
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Oh yeah, India!

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:|, they should consider a new Version of the POS3
Yes, I'm sure they haven't considered any new versions of the PS3.
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i wanna know what it looks like
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