PlayStation 2 (Platform)

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The PlayStation 2 (PS2), is a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. The sixth-generation console competed with the Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube.

The PlayStation 2 went on to become the best-selling video game console in history, selling over 155 million units. More than 3,874 game titles have been released for the PS2 since launch, and more than 1.5 billion copies have been sold. Sony later manufactured several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as "slimline" models, and in 2006 introduced the successor, the PlayStation 3.

Even with the PlayStation 3 release, the PlayStation 2 remained popular well into the seventh generation and continued to be produced until January 4, 2013, when Sony finally announced that the PlayStation 2 had been discontinued after almost 13 years of production – one of the longest runs for a video game console. Despite the announcement, new games for the console continued to be produced until the end of 2013, including Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin for Japan, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 for North America and Europe, and FIFA 14 for Brazil. Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 console the following month on February 20, 2013.



Release dates:
2000-3-4 (JP)
2000-10-26 (NA)
2000-11-24 (EU)
2000-11-30 (AU)
2003-12-20 (CH)
Manufacturer:
Developers:
Generation:
Sixth generation
PLATFORM TYPE:
Console
PRODUCT FAMILY:
PlayStation
Introduction price:
299
449
299
39800
749
430
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
PS2
Operating SystemCPUEmotion Engine @ 294.912 MHz
Memory32 MBStoragePlaystation 2 Memory Card (8 MB), Playstation 1 Memory Card (1 MB)
GraphicsGraphics Synthesizer @ 147.456 MHzSoundCPU+SPU2
Online serviceDynamic Network Authentication SystemOutputComposite video, S-Video, RGB, VGA, YPBPR
Supported Resolutions480i, 480pConnectivity100 Mbit Ethernet/modem (Add-on), 2x USB 1.1

Other versions

Slimline

The PS2 is primarily differentiated between models featuring the original "fat" case design and "slimline" models, which were introduced at the end of 2004.

Games released on PlayStation 2

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Title
Release Date
MVP Baseball 2005
February 22nd, 2005 (15 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox / PlayStation Portable / Nintendo GameCube / PC (Microsoft Windows)
ESPN NFL 2K5
July 20th, 2004 (16 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox
NBA Street Vol. 2
April 28th, 2003 (17 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox / Nintendo GameCube
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
October 17th, 2005 (14 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Mac / Xbox / PlayStation 4 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Silent Hill 2
September 24th, 2001 (19 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Xbox / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
July 13th, 2006 (14 years ago)
PlayStation 2
Dragon Blaze
February 1st, 2000 (20 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Arcade
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
November 17th, 2004 (15 years ago)
PlayStation 2
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
February 27th, 2003 (17 years ago)
PlayStation Network / PlayStation 2 / PlayStation 4
Virtua Tennis 2
November 24th, 2001 (18 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Dreamcast