10 dollers savings on this 2 pack.
buy 2 and save 10 bucks
I wish there was more then just blue and red though.
The Bottom Line:
but blue and red are better then just plain black though.
When I got my PS2 slim several years ago I notice Sony was packaging there memory cards in blocks of 2 and at a 10 dollar discount and colored no less. Since I am always getting more games I have picked this up. This is a lot of memory and the best bang for your buck.
So what are the PS2 memory cards.
Since the PS2 does not have a build in hard drive these are needed to save PS2 games. They go in the front end of the console by the control pad. You can only save and load PS2 games onto these memory cards and there not compatible with PS1 games. However you can copy PS1 games onto the card if you need the files back up or your PS1 memory cards are getting filled.
The PS2 memory cards hold up to 8 megs of memory which depending on the game may be a lot or not. If you play big sports games filled with stats to save then the memory card will be used a lot more then say your average platformer. You can check your memory by starting the PS2 without a disc and going to the menu option. The games will display icons from the most recent saved at the top and the least recent save at the bottom. Each game has an interesting 3d icon that rotates so figuring out which game is which is pretty easy. On the top the amount of memory in KB is shown at the top. Clicking on that icon will show how much file that particular game is taking up with the options to erase or copy.
Why is this a good discount.
A regular PS2 memory card is 25 bucks and is available in black, this is available for about 40 bucks in red and blue color. A 10 dollar savings if you think you will need the memory. And you will need at least one memory card in order to play PS2 games in less for some reason you have no interest in saving your data.
Do I need this if I have a PS3.
No the PS3 does not have a memory card slot in it, rather you can emulate memory card on the PS3 hard drive. There is also devices that allow you to transfer data from PS2 and PS1 memory cards onto the PS3. How this is done I am not to sure because I think the PS3 was the sign that Playstation creator Ken Kutragi had flipped out and had gone Kompletley Krazy. I should also note if you plan on buying the 40 GB that it has no PS2 backwards compatibility in it what so ever.
If you're a very casual PS2 gamer then you will not need the extra memory card in this package. However if you buy PS2 games like there going out of style, especially sports game then you will appreciate the buy 2 get 10 bucks off of this package. And the extra colors available are a nice bonus.