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PS2 life cycle is at an end, says Microsoft

Exec reckons Xbox 360 is "the future".

Microsoft bossman Chris Lewis has shrugged off suggestions anyone will care about the PS2 price cut announced for the US and Europe.

"This move from Sony at the end of the PS2’s life cycle is not unexpected," said Lewis.

"We believe, however, that the future lies in the growth of current generation consoles and Xbox 360, as the fastest growing games console last year, with sales up over 80 per cent, will continue to drive the market."

Then there's some stuff about "blockbuster games" and "connected entertainment", but quite frankly you could fill in the the gaps yourself in the time it would take us to cut and paste it.

As announced earlier today, PS2 will shortly cost USD 99.99 in the States and EUR 100 in Europe. There's no price cut for the UK, though, where it will continue to retail at GBP 99.

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