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PS2 lifespan?

Discussion in 'The Players Club' started by SawgrassRaven, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. SawgrassRaven


    May 19, 2002
    Fellas, I just got a slim PS2...

    I'm not a real big video game fan, but I like them. Whats the normal lifespan of a PS2 game console? Any overheating issues?

    What's the opinion of experienced gamers??
  2. DesertEagle

    DesertEagle OH HELL MY HEAD CLM

    May 31, 2001
    Rome Ga
    I pretty much leave mine on most of the time just like my computer, I've never had a problem. With all that use, mines about 3 years old and still working fine.


  3. D-E-F-E-N-S-E!


    May 3, 2004
    I have had mine since release day in 2000, and it is still running strong. I don't play it every day, but I do use it to watch DVDs in my bedroom fairly frequently. I am very happy with it 5 yrs later.
  4. PhiKappaTauOx

    PhiKappaTauOx Meat Popsicle

    Mar 21, 2003
    Evansville, IN
    i, too, got mine pretty much when they first came out (bought it for $300!). it is still working fine for me. however, i've heard that if you play a lot of DVDs in it, then that wears it out faster. i have a DVD player, so i don't play any in my PS2. YMMV
  5. DreamWeaver88

    DreamWeaver88 ...............

    Mar 10, 2001
    Southeast Michigan
    The newest PS2 (Slim one) should last a long time. The earlier ones (bigger PS2) were a coin toss. A lot of people had issues with them overheating, not reading discs and such.

  6. Rasco

    Rasco Swollen Member

    Jan 28, 2005
    Sacramento CA
    I bought my PS2 in 2000. I had to send it back for repair in 2002 or so.

    I've had friends who also have this issue. Might have something to do with smoke or smoking in the house and smoke depositing resin and such on the lens and inner workings, I dunno.

    But I've totally given up on my PS2. I only play PC games now.

    Last PS2 game I bought was THUG in 2003. Before that, GTA:VC in 2002.

    PS2 is past it's prime. It's gonna be all about the PS3 and XBOX 2 pretty soon, in about 18 months.