PlayStation 2

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PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2 logo.svg
PS2-Versions.jpg
Left: Original PlayStation 2, with vertical stand
Right: Slimline PlayStation 2, with vertical stand, 8 MB memory card and DualShock 2 controller
An aa kent asPS2
DeveloperSony Computer Entertainment
ManufacturerSony
Product faimilyPlayStation
TypeHame video gemme console
GenerationSaxt generation
Release datePlayStation 2
  • JP: March 4, 2000
  • NA: October 26, 2000
  • EU: November 24, 2000
  • AU: November 30, 2000
PlayStation 2 Slimline
  • EU: October 29, 2004
  • JP: November 3, 2004
  • NA: November 25, 2004
  • AU: December 2, 2004
Retail availability2000–2013
Discontinued
  • WW: January 4, 2013[2]
Units sauldApproximately 155 million (as of March 31, 2012)[3]
MediaDVD, CD
CPU"Emotion Engine"[4][5] @ 300 MHz[4]
Storage capacity40 GB hard drive (add-on)
Memory32 MB of RDRAM system memory[6]
4 MB of eDRAM video RAM[7][8]
Display
Graphics150 MHz "Graphics Synthesizer"[4]
SoondDolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1
Controller inputDualShock 2, DualShock, EyeToy
Connectivity100 Mbit Ethernet/modem (requires adapter on SCPH-10000-500xx models), 2 × USB 1.1, 1 × IEEE 1394 interface
Online servicesDynamic Network Authentication System
Best-sellin gemmeGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas: 17.33 million sold (as of February 2009)[9]
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation
PredecessorPlayStation
SuccessorPlayStation 3

The PlayStation 2 (プレイステーション2; Pureisutēshon Tsū), abbreviatit PS2 official-like, is a saxt-generation video gemme console pit oot bi Sony. The successor tae the PlayStation, an the predecessor tae the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 2 is pairt o the PlayStation series o video gemme consoles. Its development wis annooncit in Mairch 1999 an it wis pit oot a year later in Japan. Its primary competitors war Sega's Dreamcast, VM Labs's Nuon, Microsoft's Xbox, an Nintendo's GameCube.

The PS2 is the best-sellin console tae date, haein raxit ower 140 mulȝeon units selt fae 30 September 2009.[10] In late 2009, wi developers pittin thegither new gemmes an the console still sellin steady-like awmaist a decade efter its original oot-date, Sony stappit supportin the PS2 on Januar 3rd, 2013.[11]

In 2009, IGN cried the PlayStation 2 as the third best video gemme console o aw time, oot o a field o 25.[12]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. プレイステーション2の日本国内での出荷が本日(2012年12月28日)で完了. Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. "PlayStation 2 manufacture ends after 12 years". The Guardian. 4 Januar 2013. Retrieved 4 Januar 2013.
  3. "Sony stops shipping PlayStation 2 units in Japan". Rappler. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Diefendorff, Keith (19 Apryle 1999). "Sony's Emotionally Charged Chip" (PDF). Microprocessor Report. 13 (5).
  5. Shiloy, Anton (26 Februar 2007). "Sony Removes Emotion Engine, Graphics Synthesizer from PAL PlayStation 3". X-bit labs. Archived frae the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 7 Mey 2014.
  6. Shimpi, Anand. "Rambus DRAM: Uncovering Facts & Burying Rumors". AnandTech. Archived frae the original on 19 Februar 2017. Retrieved 19 Februar 2017.
  7. Perry, Douglass C. "The Untapped Power of PlayStation 2". IGN. Archived frae the original on 18 Februar 2017. Retrieved 18 Februar 2017.
  8. Leadbetter, Richard (21 Julie 2012). "Digital Foundry vs. PS2 Classics on PlayStation 3". Archived frae the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 19 Februar 2017.
  9. Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer's Edition. pp. 108–109. ISBN 1-904994-45-8. GTA: San Andreas is the best-selling PlayStation 2 game, with a massive 17.33 million copies sold.
  10. "SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ASIA STARTS ITS PLAYSTATION® BUSINESS IN REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA". SCEI. 8 Januar 2010. Retrieved 13 Februar 2010.
  11. https://www.engadget.com/2013-01-07-playstation-2-is-now-discontinued-worldwide-confirms-sony.html
  12. http://www.ign.com/top-25-consoles/3.html