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PlayStation 2 makes splashy American arrival

Sony's PlayStation 2 game console goes on sale in North America, prompting long lines at stores and questions about whether the machine will live up to the electronics giant's grand expectations.

 

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Sony's PlayStation 2 game console goes on sale in North America, prompting long lines at stores and questions about whether the machine will live up to the electronics giant's grand expectations.

"I was pretty much afraid of the shortage."

- San Francisco PlayStation 2 buyer Paul Krivda

 


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reporter's notebook Long lines and disappointed shoppers are the rule as Sony offers limited supplies of PlayStation 2 in the video game console's North American debut.

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