The PS2 is in a way better than the Gamecube:
1. You can play PS1 games on the PS2, which is the contrary on the GC.
2. The GC has a DVD player right? Well, if it does, your flushing $50-$100 down the toilet when you get a GC. The GC is about $350 and the PS2 is $300. The PS2 has a DVD player, and if the GC has one, you could get a console with a DVD player cheaper.
3. I HAVE A PS2! WHOOHOO!