New Greatest Hits
Sony Computer Entertainment announced three new additions to its
Greatest Hits Library. The three games are Ratchet and Clank,
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, and the ever-popular
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs.
What exactly makes a game a “greatest hit?”
Sony requires that a title “must have been on the market for one
year with 400,000 copies produced, proving to be a force in driving
software sales and the demand for the hardware that supports it.” In
addition, the title must sell at least 250,000 units.
These three games bring the PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits Library up
to 52 games. To get a better idea of how many titles make the cut of
“greatest hits,” consider that over 550 PlayStation 2 games have
been released. Basically, a shade fewer than ten percent of the
available titles have made the Greatest Hits cut.
The MSRP on PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits titles go as low as 19.99.
"We're excited about crowning our newest 'Greatest Hits' titles
because it reaffirms our reputation as the leader in computer
entertainment and further demonstrates our ability to offer
compelling blockbuster games across multiple generations,"
said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer
Entertainment America. "These serve as a testament to the fact
that our titles represent the best value for any console on the
The addition of SOCOM: US Navy SEALs to this list only
strengthens Sony’s online ambition. Since SOCOM is one of the most
popular online titles in the Playstation 2 library, a lower price
can only help promote online gaming with the
new PlayStation 2 bundle announced a few weeks ago.