Summary: The PS2 is somewhat notorious for mechanical failure, so it stands to reason the slim versions with less protection on the lazer-reader would be more susceptible. I picked up a used copy, not too beat up.
Summary: When the PS2 came in it was obviously dropped and damaged. The power button was sunken in and case was seperated at the power button. Also the tab for the cd cover that tells the Playstation it is closed was missing so it would not start up any games. I highly doubt this model was tested.
Pros: Slim, easy to store, great game selection, much better design than the original PS2
Cons: One major design flaw, the power supply can't handle the wattage, it over heats and melts the power supply and sometimes the motherboard, if you use the power cord that came with the slim PS1, it won't overheat.
Summary: Out of the the current consoles, I think the Playstation 2 falls right at the end. It's not a bad console, mind you, I've had a lot of fun playing on it, but I think that the Gamecube and Xbox might be more worthwhile in the end.
Summary: We bought this system less than a year ago. After about 3 months it stopped playing the games. We had it repaired, luckily it was still cvered by the warranty. Now, about 6 months later it is doing the exact same thing. Now it's nothing more than a $200 (what we paid for it) papaer weight.
Summary: Everyone is always saying PS2 is the best system out there, so I'm going to start with the downside of buying a PS2. First, after you buy one, they come out with a smaller edition. Second, the controllers are a bit flimsy. Third, buying a memory card.
Summary: Did not work as well as the standard PS-2 unit. This unit is subject to over heating, make sure you have a air flow on this unit. Bought this to replace a unit that was just wore out from constant playing with 4 kids. I have a fan on it constantly and it will not play dvds like the old one did
Summary: gamecube, ps2, and xbox are all great systems and they all have their good points and their bad. ps2 has the most games but lacks in power. gamecube has only medium power and only medium amount of games. and xbox has not as many games but is a power house.