Why didn't they just make em all slim in the beginning?
May 21, 2010 4:12pm CST
I was unwrapping my pre-owned ps2 slim today, my old clunker broke, so I got another one free actually, and I never had a slim model before, anyway I wondered to myself why didn't they just make them all slim in the first place could it be maybe the technology wasn't developed enough? well I dont know They now have ps3 slim and most of us know about the now classic ps2 slim, but why didn't they just make em slim from the start what are your thoughts, and did you ever wounder why too??
1 Jul 10
I guess they prioritized making the graphics and gameplay better compared to the PS1 first rather than designing it to be "slim." They intended the PS2 to be your "all in" entertainment device anyway with DVD playback so you won't need all the space that the slim could give you that you could use for other consoles. Also, the PS2 was designed so that you can "add-on" other devices ala PCs, like the Network Card and Hard Disk for online gaming. Your old clunker has that big space inside just for the Hard Disk. But online never really caught on for the PS2, and Sony never really tried unlike MS with XBox Live. Also, "slim" technology wasn't really a fad back then, unlike today.