I never get systems within the first year they are out just because they are so f**kin expensive (got my PSX a few years ago for $90 and my Dreamcast 3 weeks ago for $120). If I get a hookup I will do it, but otherwise forget it.
My biggest drawback on the PS2 will be the cost of games.
Links that work - http://ps2.ign.com/
(PS2 info) http://ps2.ign.com/previews/13846.html
[This message has been edited by 8Complex (edited September 24, 2000).]