PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2 : Explained


Sixth Generation : PlayStation 2

Manufacturer : Sony Computer Entertainment
Type : Video Game Console
Generation : Sixth Generation
First available : March 4, 2000
System storage : Memory Card
Controller input : DualShock 2
Connectivity : Ethernet/Modem adapter.
Units sold : 117.89 million units
Top-selling game : Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Backward compatibility : PlayStation games
Predecessor : PlayStation
Successor : PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 2 is Sony’s second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. Its development was announced in March 1999, and it was released subsequently after a year in Japan. Released little more than a year after the Sega Dreamcast and a year before its main competitors Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube, the PS2 is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles. It is the most dominant and commercially successful, best selling home console in video game history, with over 120 million units shipped worldwide by May 2007.

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