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 as PS2
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
Manufacturer Sony
Product faimily PlayStation
Type Hame video gemme console
Generation Saxt generation
Release date PlayStation 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 availability 2000–2013
Discontinued
  • JP: December 28, 2012[1]
  • WW: January 4, 2013[2]
Units sauld Approximately 155 million (as of March 31, 2012)[3]
Media DVD, CD
CPU "Emotion Engine"[4][5] @ 300 MHz[4]
Storage capacity 40 GB hard drive (add-on)
Memory 32 MB of RDRAM system memory[6]
4 MB of eDRAM video RAM[7][8]
Display
Graphics 150 MHz "Graphics Synthesizer"[4]
Soond Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1
Controller input DualShock 2, DualShock, EyeToy
Connectivity 100 Mbit Ethernet/modem (requires adapter on SCPH-10000-500xx models), 2 × USB 1.1, 1 × IEEE 1394 interface
Online services Dynamic Network Authentication System
Best-sellin gemme Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: 17.33 million sold (as of February 2009)[9]
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation
Predecessor PlayStation
Successor PlayStation 3

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

The PS2 is the best-sellin console tae date, haein reached ower 140 million units sauld as o 30 September 2009.[10] In late 2009, wi developers creatin new gemmes an the console still sellin steadily amaist a decade efter its oreeginal release, Sony statit that the life cycle o the PlayStation 2 will continue till demand ceases.[11]

In 2009, IGN named 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. December 28, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  2. "PlayStation 2 manufacture ends after 12 years". The Guardian. Januar 4, 2013. Retrieved Januar 4, 2013. 
  3. "Sony stops shipping PlayStation 2 units in Japan". Rappler. December 29, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Diefendorff, Keith (Aprile 19, 1999). "Sony's Emotionally Charged Chip" (PDF). Microprocessor Report. 13 (5). 
  5. Shiloy, Anton (Februar 26, 2007). "Sony Removes Emotion Engine, Graphics Synthesizer from PAL PlayStation 3". X-bit labs. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 26, 2016. Retrieved Mey 7, 2014. 
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  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. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  11. http://www.gamertell.com/gaming/comment/ps2-turns-nine-sony-says-systems-life-cycle-will-continue/
  12. http://www.ign.com/top-25-consoles/3.html