Summary: Okay, while I do like the fact that this system is slim and more easier to set up. I just have one problem with this system. The PS2 slim console system does not have an on&off switch, which really bothers me. Now I haven't had any trouble my system.
Summary: the slim version of the ps2 is a cute little system, easer to pack away when you are moving from place to place. however there is one flaw, it has no fan and will frequently turn itself off for no apperent reason.
Summary: The only differneces between the new slim and the old playstation 2 is a cooling issue. But, you have to leave the slim on for hours to overheat. Also, the slim's CD reader holds the disc which allows easier CD read.
Can't live with it, can't live with out it........
S. Kamran, Amazon
22 August 2006
Summary: Batter option then allot of gaming systems out there, Sleek; lots of good games; DVD movie playback however nice to have a built-in hard drive for faster access and less load on laser which tend to die fast due to continuous use; just matter of time; this one has only two controller ports.
Summary: I have one of the first ps2s and its great and all but right now it won't 80% of my games! My friend has a 360 and i feel like my ps2 sucks compaired to it. IT has dropped 4 times from 3ft everytime. I bought it for [...]$ and the warranty is 4 years past.
Summary: I recently got this new PS2 because my old one broke and it would no longer read discs. Well i went to EB Games to get a PS2, hopefully an old one, and they didn't have any; only used ones. I went to EB Games for a NEW PS2 so it had a lower chance of breaking.
Summary: From all the previous reviews, the main problem is the heat produced. Let me summarize. (1) The new unit design is similar to a notebook computer. (2) The power supply is now an external "brick". Therefore, a strong fan is no longer needed. (3) There still is a small fan inside.
Summary: Yes, I rated it a three because of these reasons. I have every game system since the 70's. Now the old PS2 was a great investment. The education value is quite low for any system, except the computer (PC). The Playstation 2 Old Design was more durable than the New Design that they created.