"The Best PlayStation Console So Far"4.5 starson by Ed-duh-win
Pros: slim body, wont overheat, portability, large collection of games to choose from, small controller that would fit snugly into even small hands
Cons: the top loading disc tray, only two players, virtually impossible to make it vertical
Summary: Okay, I'm a PlayStation fan, and I'll admit it. But PS2 is the best console in terms of power, size and choice of games. There is no other console that exceeds the library of games available for PS2. Its really slim; it would fit inside a backpack easily if you intend on bringing it around. Its controllers aren't as big as Xbox's (especially the first ones - it was huge!) While some might complain that its processor speed is too slow or its graphics aren't as good as Xbox, think again. Xbox might offer you a better graphics, but you pay, as a consequence, the size. You can't make it stand upright; it would fall on itself. You have to put it sideways - and it takes up a space comparable to a 17" widescreen laptop. Which is more useful - a laptop or a Xbox? I think the answer is obvious. Although I do like Halo and Halo 2, that's virtually the only good games I like on Xbox. Mind you, I like all sorts of games but...there isnt a lot of games that captures my eye on Xbox.
But there is some flaw to the new slim PS2. I just plain hate this top-loading disc tray. It flaps open when you press the button. This makes it virtually impossible to make it vertical, 'cause the disc would fall out every time you open the flap. Its best enjoyed lying somewhere safe where it can't possibly topple over. I also don't like the fact that there is only two controller slots; its boring to play against your brother all the time, even if my friends are over - they can't all join in and play together. But I still like it, and I'm anxiously waiting for the launch of PS3.