The PS2 Price Drop and Video Game Figures

Maybe it’s the recession, maybe it’s market saturation or maybe it’s time to draw in the casual gamers, but Sony has lowered the price of its 2000 system, the Playstation 2, to $99.99 USD, with similar drops reflected internationally.

While the most gamers have long moved on to the PS3, the XBox 360 and the Wii (for more casual play), this move is sure to bring some new more experimental video game fans to the older PS2 system, which may have aged but still boasts a library of over 1900 games. So if you’re a casual gan, there’s never been a better time to dive right in and for the more hard-core crowd, look out for new competitors: the PS2 drop is almost sure to increase sales of the PS3 once the uninitiated get started.

In other video game news, we’ve recently listed some new video game figures over at our online store, both for ordering and for pre-order! We already covered the Resident Evil 5 figures in a previous post, sere are a couple samples of what elsewe’ve acquired!

RESISTANCE: Fall of Man

We’ve got the Nathan Hale, Steelhead, Ravager and Chimera Advanced Hybrid figures available for pre-order now, based on the Playstation 3 game, Resistance: Fall of Man. These guys only ship at the end of the summer (scheduled to roll out in September), but if you’re a fan, you can make sure you get yours right on time by snagging them in advance.

GEARS OF WAR

The third and latest series of Gears of War action figures has arrived, including a COG Solider, a Locust Drone Cyclops, a Locust Drone Grappler and the hero Marcus Fenix. NECA has outdone themselves once again in terms of detail and painting and fans of the game will not be disappointed.


HALO 5-INCH SERIES 4: Equipment Edition

This new collection of toys includes Master Chief in yet another McFarlane incarnation, two Spartan Soldiers, a Combat Elite and an Arbiter, adding to the already massive Halo collection. This series, however, is unique for its inclusion of extra equipment, making for a more game-accurate figure for anyone who’s loved the games and the toys.