After seeing the PS2 sell more units than any of the latest-gen systems this christmas, do you think it would be smart for Sony to cut the cord on the PS2 abruptly? While it totally screwed original xbox owners, Microsoft's move to treat the console as a bastard child helped the XBOX 360 sell units. The original xbox has virtually no shelf space at retailers, as per the request of Microsoft. Now, since Playstation is such a strong brand, isn't Sony just shooting themselves in the foot by selling two competing consoles (Yes, I'm saying that the PS2 and PS3 are competitors) with such a huge difference in price? Can the average consumer be expected to spend $599 on a "Playstation" when there's another "Playstation" right next to it (that looks extremely similar build-wise) for $129?