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Sony Playstation 2 / PS2 Console Information

SONY Playstation 2





The PlayStation 2 (often and officially abbrievated as PS2)is a 128-bit video games console manufactured by Sony. It was first released on March 4, 2000 in Japan, October 26 that same year and subsequently other regions. Its main competitors were the Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox.


Despite its launch titles generally receiving a lukewarm reception, the PS2 then gained better software within the holiday season of 2001 and sales improved as only a few million consumers had purchased consoles by the end of 2000 due to manufacturing delays. Within 5 years and 9 months, it had reached 100 million units (compared to its predecessor, the PlayStation, which achieved it in 9 years and 6 months) and had become a major success worldwide. The PS2 is the best selling games console in the sixth generation and of all time with an unprecedented 150 million units sold and counting.



Type Console

Release Date March 4, 2000 JP


October 26, 2000 NA

November 24, 2000 EU


November 30, 2000 AU

Media DVD, CD

Save Format Memory Card

Input Options DualShock Controller

Special Features Backward compatibility

Units Sold 111.25 million worldwide

Top Selling Game Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec


Competitor(s) Microsoft Xbox

Nintendo GameCube


Predecessor PlayStation

Successor PlayStation 3

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