That's really suck, I can still play my NES perfectly after almost 20 freakings year and a PS2 about 1 years old is already dead.... And it's not just because it's a CD based console... All the sega CD and Saturn I've seen lately still work well. Sony should really start doing something about those stupid laser problems IMO. I was repairing a V4 PS2 for some guy and the laser was dead, and he just bought a damn Game Cube insted buying a new laser. So they must lose alot of sale like this.
"Video games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all run around in a darkened room munching pills and listening to repetitive music."