August 29, 2007 - Are you one of the 13 people who hasn't purchased a PlayStation 2 but really wants to sing off key with your friends? Well, Sony has a deal for you.
For $149.99, you'll be able to pick up SingStar Pop, two microphones and the brand-new Ceramic White PlayStation 2 when the latest Sony bundle ships in November. The company says the move is part of its initiative to emphasis social gaming this holiday.
"With our expansive library of titles for PlayStation, led by social gaming experiences such as SingStar, and Buzz!, we have an incredible offering for first-time gaming families," said Jack Tretton, SCEA's president and CEO, in a news release. "At $149, the limited edition Ceramic White PlayStation 2, bundled with the family-friendly social gaming title, SingStar Pop, is an unbeatable value that will provide fun for everyone this holiday."
Just when you thought it was safe to stop buying PS2s ...SingStar Pop features 30 songs and six medleys from artists such as U2, Gorillaz and 3 Doors Down and challenges players to sing along with pitch and timing indicators on the screen to score points and bring down the house. The Ceramic White PS2 and Dual Shock controller feature all of the bells and whistles -- DVD and CD playback, digital surround sound, memory card slots, Ethernet port, etc. -- that the other slim models of the system have.