Euro PS2 gets pretty in pink

New system colour to debut at Leipzig Games Convention; Sony cuts the price of PS2 throughout the continent.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the latest member of the PlayStation family on Monday--a limited edition slimline PlayStation 2 in pink.

The new console is set to hit store shelves on November 8, and will only be available from retail outlets in Europe. The new console will be shown off for the first time at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, later this week.

The console will come with two matching pink analog controllers and a pink 8MB memory card.

SCEE said that "the decision to produce a pink console reflects the growing and diverse demographic that PlayStation 2 has developed." SCEE credited franchises such as Buzz!, SingStar, and other "socially interactive" titles for these demographic changes.

This isn't the first time that Sony has released a new colour to try and inject life into its 6-year-old console. The slimline version has been available in both silver and white--as well as the original black--while the original version was released, in various different territories, in Aqua Blue, Midnight Blue, gold, light yellow, silver, Ocean Blue and Zen Black--both of which were translucent--Sakura Pink, Snow White, and Super Red.

In other PS2 news, Sony has just cut the price of the standard slimline PS2 to 129 euros (roughly $170) in the eurozone and £94.99 (around $180) in the UK. Memory card prices have been cut, too--the standard 8MB card will now retail for 19.99 euros (around $26).

Discussion

447 comments
sweetlyanimated
sweetlyanimated

When can we get the pink PS2 for the girls here in The United States?

kai2demax
kai2demax

omg ... they made a DS'ish trend!!!

toolazyk
toolazyk

ok, does it matter what color a console is? don't get me wrong, I'm definatly a pink-hater, but i doubt you'll be enjoying the color of the controller in your hands and console when playing the lastest game. it could be leppord skin for all i care. HEY.......

electro234
electro234

that's a nice ass pink. I'll buy it for my GF....

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

LOL it is soooo cute!!!!!! I love it!

StrongBad723
StrongBad723

Does it come with a Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse?

tanakon
tanakon

who will buy it ? "THE PINK"........... When U used it ( THE PINK ) SHOOTING......WOW !

CyberiaTV2
CyberiaTV2

I'ts good to see that they realize not only men / boys play games, women/gils also play. But I don't like the Stereotype that girls are pinky...

Twipsters
Twipsters

It sort of looks like a piece of hard candy or something.

Nipplehook
Nipplehook

You guys dont understand, its a very manly colour, the color of labia.

jenjett
jenjett

OMG ...it's SO PRETTY~~~ *_*

Hellisunreal
Hellisunreal

man thats a gift my girlfriend might like

Simsyas
Simsyas

At least the slimline PS2 is a bit cheaper now, but I wonder if it will be the same for the old bulky PS2. I'm not so sure about buying one of those slimlines. =|

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

the previous new gen winner console has gone pink .. ugh

judge__judy
judge__judy

They trying to attract chicks or something?

raydnex
raydnex

hmmm... i can't say bout, but if europeans want it then hav it... no ones stoppin' them

Spike_97
Spike_97

"PINK IS PIMPIN!" Im buying that!

MKWarrior324
MKWarrior324

OMG!!!!....Wow! Pink's not my favorite color but I would get it just for collector's purpose.

gskehans97
gskehans97

PINK????? WTF.....OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!, I'll think about getting it for my gf!

compaq345682
compaq345682

Yeah spray painting I dont know why I never thought of that I think I might do that if I ever get another console. I currently only have dreamcast and n64 :) my ps2 broke a few months back

protik
protik

what the ....?????

ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

this thing could not be better than the psp if it can have music stored on it, Id would still prefer the big ps2 more than the ps2 two, it has way better venalation

Cay0208
Cay0208

Hmm, that would be nice as a gift to my girlfriend.. :) i know she will really like it, but it's just too expensive..

dcoy8
dcoy8

maybe this will cause people to spray paint they're ps3's the colour they want. It would be pretty easy, a little tape here and there, and spray the rest. Nevermind chrome trim, ill spray the whole thing chrome!

94thmp
94thmp

sweet now i can watch my lance bass videos in style...

lord-azrael
lord-azrael

Why didnt they first release the PS2 in pink,it would have sold trillions,I want one but already have 2 of the crummy things,anyone want to trade?

Myugenjin
Myugenjin

I hate pink! But on another note why in the hell does Europe pay more 4 games! I mean R they're living expenses low or somethin?

faceman420
faceman420

I think my gf would like one of those..

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

There are websites outhere that will do the same thing and you get to choose the color...

ImSwordMan
ImSwordMan

if only the ps3 would come in pink, id so buy that

compaq345682
compaq345682

Thats hot ,but $180 is a lil too much for that.

GODFATHERVII
GODFATHERVII

iz der some homos down at sony? jus askin

_bxfinest_
_bxfinest_

i think paris hilton came up with the idead

rag-un
rag-un

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jeff16950_demon
jeff16950_demon

great, lets all go buy a nice pink and frilly ps2 and throw in RE4 and go slaughter some genado bastards...

ps2boy11
ps2boy11

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