actually, th PS2 isnt an exception. It is about £50 more than other consoles, has a rubbish 4mb gpu (as opposed to xbox 64mb), PS2s are also unreliable. I have known of at least 7 cases of them failing beyond the point of repair. So, its not really tat much of a surprise that Sony aren't doing that well. Also, they havent released any new designed products recently.