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PlayStation®2 Aqua (SCPH-50004 AQ)

Articolo a cura di Domenico Leonardi


Dopo il colore delle origini e l'elegante argento satinato, il 6 febbraio 2004, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) annunciò la speciale PlayStation 2 Aqua (SCPH-50004 AQ) in edizione limitata. Venne rilasciata solo nei territori PAL (Italia compresa) durante il successivo mese di marzo 2004.

PlayStation 2 Aqua, appartenendo alla serie SCPH-50000, presentava l'ultima versione di chassis, con ricevitore integrato a infrarossi e una ventola più silenziosa. Qui Maggiori Info.

Nella confezione era incluso un controller DUALSHOCK 2 Aqua mentre come di consueto, Sony rilasciò separatamente e in contemporanea altri accessori in tinta, nello specifico il Vertical Stand Aqua a €9.99 e la Memory Card Aqua a €29.99. Anche se limitata, a sorpresa Sony decise di lanciare PlayStation 2 Aqua allo stesso identico prezzo della normale PlayStation 2 che al tempo era fissato a €199.

L'allora Presidente e COO di SCEE, David Reeves, affermò: "Abbiamo introdotto la PlayStation 2 Silver Prestige Line - Satin Silver prima di NataleSi è rivelata un tale successo che includere un altro colore alla gamma di PlayStation 2 è stata un'azione naturale e questa nuova edizione limitata Aqua è perfetta per giungere in Europa durante la primavera".




COMUNICATO UFFICIALE:

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE
LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION AQUA PLAYSTATION 2
Limited Numbers of Units Will Become Available at a Price of 199.99 euro/£139.99

6, February, 2004 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today that it would launch a special limited edition Aqua colour version of its PlayStation2. A limited number of units of PlayStation 2 will be available across PAL territories from early March. Additional Aqua accessories will also be available in March including an Aqua Vertical Stand (for PlayStation 2) and a Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2).

Following the success of the limited edition, coloured PlayStation 2 in Summer 2002, SCEE has endeavoured to provide consumers with more choice than ever, making its popular PlayStation 2 now available in Satin Silver, Aqua and original Black. The new Aqua PlayStation 2 will make a sophisticated addition to state of the art home entertainment systems and will complement any modern design-led living room environment.

David Reeves, President and COO of SCEE said, "We introduced our Silver Prestige Line PlayStation 2 before Christmas. It proved to be so successful that it was a natural extension to include one other colour to complement the range, and this new limited edition Aqua PlayStation 2 seemed just right for Europe in the Spring time."

The Aqua PlayStation 2 console will include an Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK 2). An Aqua coloured Vertical Stand and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) will also be released, offering users the fun of choosing their favourite colour that matches their taste and fits the room decoration.


Product Name: Aqua PlayStation®2 console
Suggested Retail Price: €199.99/£139.99
Release Date: Early March 2004
Included: Analog Controller (DUALSHOCK®2) - Aqua AV Cable (integrated audio/video) and AC Power Cord

Separately Sold Accessories
Product Name: Vertical Stand (for PlayStation 2) - Aqua
Suggested Retail Price: €9.99/£6.99
Release Date: Early March 2004

Product Name: Memory Card (8MB)(for PlayStation 2) - Aqua
Suggested Retail Price: €29.99/£19.99
Release Date: Early March 2004







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