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How do I Choose the Best PS2&Reg; Bundle?

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  • Written By: Jessica Ellis
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  • Last Modified Date: 08 November 2016
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A PS2® bundle is a set of equipment and games that either comes with a Playstation 2® gaming console, or is packaged to work with an already-purchased console. Instead of buying only the console, purchasing a bundle allows a buyer to have an entire starter pack of games, controllers, and accessories. Choosing the best PS2® bundle depends on several factors, including price, offered accessories, and gaming preferences.

Originally, most gaming consoles were sold as individual pieces, with one or two controllers. Buyers would purchase games, accessories, memory cards, and extra controllers separately, customizing the system to their liking. Since the PS2® is an older system outstripped by newer models, manufacturers offer lower-priced sets that include several bells and whistles to attract gamers. PS2® bundles are also purchased by those looking to replace a broken PS2® while picking up extra games.

To calculate if the price of a PS2® bundle is a good deal, check reputable websites and calculate what each piece of the bundle costs individually. If the price of the bundle is less than the total sum of the individual pieces, the bundle may be a great deal. Be certain to consider shipping costs when comparing prices, as shipping six or seven small pieces may end up being considerably more expensive than shipping one large box.

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Gaming bundles are often geared toward certain types of gamers. For instance, some bundles will offer several first-person shooter games, while others will include two or three role-playing games. Bundles are often offered for games that require special controllers, such as the popular Guitar Hero® series. When choosing a PS2® bundle, be certain to look at the type of games offered as well as the price.

A PS2® bundle does not necessarily include the actual gaming console itself. Some consist only of games, while others also include accessories such as controllers and memory cards. As gamers upgrade to newer systems, large packages or bundles of used games are often available on Internet sites for bargain prices. Be aware when purchasing used PS2® bundle sets from individual sellers, as some games may be scratched or worn down and not perform well.

Choosing a PS2® bundle for a gift can be a wonderful idea, but take a few precautions first. Be certain that the intended recipient does not own the games included, and that he or she enjoys the type of games available with the bundle. If giving a PS2® bundle to a child, consider checking with his or her parents to be certain the present is allowed and the games are appropriate.

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