I hate posting news, least of all anything that has got to do with Asda, but this is simply too important to pass up on. Asda is today selling PAL slimline PS2 consoles for £50. Yep, fifty bloody quid. They normally retail for £80, so you will be saving at least £30.
This is just too cheap to ignore, and anyone who doesn't already own one or is thinking of replacing their massive launch PS2 units should get one. With a built-in LAN port and infrared receiver, the slimline version is about the size of two DVD case stacked. Sure the PS2 as a platform is a dying breed but it hasn't been abandoned yet like the Xbox or GameCube. There are still plenty of great titles that were just released (Okami, God Hand, Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2) and many more coming soon (God of War II, Final Fantasy XII and Rogue Galaxy).
If there was an Asda nearby me I would even buy one just so I can offload the old one to eBay.