Why didn't they just make em all slim in the beginning?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
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??
4 responses
@TidusX (18)
7 Jun 10
ps2 and ps2 slim have many differences. for example. you can't use a HD on your ps2 slim, but you can do it on ps2. the same thing must happen with ps3. but with other diferences
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
7 Jun 10
Woe waite I didnt know that please tell me more what do you mean you cant use HD on ps2 slim? what! why not tell me tell me?
@TidusX (18)
8 Jun 10
well the ways to use hd on ps2 slim. seems risky to me. if there's a special HD only for ps2 slim I don't know. but i have ps 2 slim since 2004 and i never heard anything about HD on ps2 slim.
@zonkuya (12)
• Philippines
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.
@arabian (41)
• Indonesia
22 May 10
@Jaluke (679)
• United States
21 May 10
It could be a combination of things. Maybe they weren't able to have the same technology in the smaller packaging initially? Or maybe it's just something because it looks nicer and they're able to charge more for a bigger package?