Anyway, here are just some reasons to why I chose a PS2.
First, the catalog. It's much larger than the Xbox, and it's not discontinued and given the catalog of upcoming games, it won't be anytime soon. I've also got a thing for JRPGs, so that's always nice.
Secondly, my PS3 doesn't do very good BC (even the launch PS3s had trouble with sound on some PS2 games) so a PS2 was a good choice in complementing the system.
The Xbox has an advantage, which is that it can be used as a media center
. And Aliasalpha made the excellent yet subtle point of a way to hide my hentai tentacle porn, which made it even better. But I have a freaking computer for that, as well as a DVR.
The PS2 is also goddamn cheap! I bought mine off Play Asia (free shipping in Hong Kong, dudes) because I live in Hong Kong and it's pretty cheap. I had a coupon, so I just used that and knocked off a fair bit of money in the total. I ordered a white NTSC-J (native to Asia) PS2, added a 8MB memory card (might get those mystical 128MB storage units if I use this more often), got my hands on a second controller in black, and bought The Godfather, Lego Star Wars 2, and I bought ICO retail today. I've planned to get the Swap Magic and the Swap Tool Pro later.