Sony PlayStation 2 and HDTV combo is five years late

These days, it's all about the PlayStation 3. Sales are up for Sony, Gran Turismo 5 is finally available after five years of development, 3D games are looking riper and possibly holographics are in the works. What about the PlayStation 2? It's getting integrated into an HDTV.

For $99 you can pick up a brand new PS2 with its dated graphics and super slim design or for another $200, you can grab a 22-inch Sony Bravia HDTV with the PS2 built right in. The panel outputs video at 720p, has four HDMI ports, two optical audio ports and three USB ports. Unfortunately, there are no games included.

It sure does have a lot of ports for such a small HDTV. In comparison, my 26-inch LG LED-lit HDTV only has two HDMI and one USB.

For most gamers, a PS2/HDTV would have been more useful when that console was in its prime. Sony, give us an HDTV with a built-in PS3 and then we'll consider inviting you over for tea.

Kotaku, via Maxconsole

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