It's a measure of just how well PS2 has done since its launch in 2000 that it still gets plenty of shelf space now, seven years later. And even if you're a next-gen snob whose eyes itch if they look at any graphics less than 1080p, this old warhorse still has plenty to offer.
It's also, of course, dirt cheap – never mind the list price of £95, you can pick them up off eBay or Amazon Marketplace for £50, often with some games.
Games, games, games
And what games. It's one of those cruel things about consoles is that the very best games always arrive just as everybody has either slung the console to the back of the store cupboard, or is selling it on Amazon Marketplace for £50.
Final Fantasy XII and God of War 2, which both arrived after the launch of 360 and Wii, are as good as anything on any of the next-gen consoles. In fact, as exclusives go, they trump anything bar Gears of War.
Other oddments such as Shadow of the Colossus are well worth looking out, too, without having to fork £425 for a PS3 and keep your fingers crossed that your chosen retro software is on the list of backwards-compatible games.