Even with top performers like the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii on the market, the Playstation 2 continues to outshine them all in sales and player loyalty. It’s a safe bet that if you know someone who owns and still plays on a Playstation 2, they’ll be happy to receive a new game or accessory for their classic system. Here are five gift ideas for the loyal Playstation 2 owner in 2009.
1. Persona 4. The Persona series has a cult following among gamers. It’s part of the Shin Megami Tensei series, and its predecessor, Persona 3, was rated the best RPG of 2007 by both GameSpot and RPGFan. With a strong plot and a set of rich, complex characters, it’s not surprising that Persona 4 has already received a Metacritic score of 90/100 and a number of positive reviews.
2. Guitar Hero 5. True, Guitar Hero 5 was also released for all of the next-gen systems, but not everyone can afford to shell out some $200 or more for a new system. That doesn’t mean they need to miss out on one of the most popular music games on the market, however. Guitar Hero 5 for the PS2 includes many of the same features you’ll find in the next-gen versions of the game. There are a few unfortunate limitations, such as the lack of downloadable content or ability for more than two players to connect. At twenty dollars less than the next-gen versions, though, it’s still a pretty sweet deal.
3. The PS2 slim. It seems strange to include the console itself on a list of solid gift purchases for the Playstation 2, but you’d be surprised. The price went down to $99 this year, and many dedicated PS2 fans still own the original brick-shaped console. For that matter, many owners are still trying to coax old CD trays to open or touchy controllers to work. Buy them a new, sleek PS2 at $99 and save them the trouble of bringing their old box in for repairs. Bonus: if you own an old PS2, you can trade it in for credit towards the new one.
4. Metal Gear Solid:The Essential Collection. Three of the old favorites from one of the most popular Playstation game series, all in one place. This package comes with a Director’s Cut of both Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance and Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence. The main appeal is supposedly the ability to catch up with all the classics before diving into MGS4 on the PS3, but for someone passionate about the Metal Gear Solid series, this collection is a prize in itself.
5. Playstation 2 Rock Band Special Edition. Guitar Hero’s main rival in the music game business, Rock Band Special Edition is extremely popular and comes with everything you need to make sweet music with your friends. That includes one wired guitar, a wired microphone, a wired drum kit peripheral, as well as software, a USB hub, drum sticks and a snazzy guitar strap. There’s lots of collaborative game play opportunities and 45 tracks to play, so it’s a nice gift choice for a family member. After all, you get to play it too if you’re sharing a house!
Other gift purchases you might consider for the Playstation 2 owner this year include new DualShock controllers, a new memory card, or a popular classic game like Kingdom Hearts or Katamari Damacy. Check out the “Most Wished For” section of the Playstation 2 category on Amazon and see what people are looking for, and take inspiration from that. There are lots of options that make it easy to please the PS2-owning crowd. There is a range of gadgets that are quite useful and adds to your gaming experience on playstation. It is really easy to buy and read about those gadgets on pussy 888.