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Sony Playstation 2

The PlayStation 2 is a legend in the market of video game consoles. It is one of the few video games consoles that truly revolutionized the world of gaming. It set standards for video game consoles and is still being played by some people worldwide! Read more below!

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PlayStation 2 Philippines

The PlayStation that set standards

The legend, the PlayStation 2. It took the gaming world by storm when it launched as part of the sixth generation of video games console, competing with the Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. The PlayStation 2 was so successful that it put the Sega Dreamcast out of the market, making it the only game console in the market before the Xbox and GameCube were released.

The PlayStation 2 is also the world's best selling video game console system at over 155 million units sold worldwide. The console is also one of the world's longest console to ever remain in production for a total of 13 years since its launch in 2000. It was selling even while the PlayStation 3 was out!

But what makes the PlayStation 2 so successful? Read on.

Backwards Compatibility with PlayStation Games Philippines

If you upgraded from the original PlayStation to the PlayStation 2, chances were that you had a bunch of PlayStation games laying around; those games didn't go to waste. The PlayStation 2 had backwards compatibility with older PlayStation games, letting you play your older games on the newer hardware, resulting in better graphics and an existing library of games!

Great PlayStation 2 Games

What use is a great video games console if there are no great games to play on it, right? Fortunately for the PlayStation 2 and its lifespan, there were a large number of incredible games available, both exclusives and non-exclusives. But as always, the exclusive games were the ones that truly nailed down the success of the PlayStation 2, with great titles like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Final Fantasy X and X-2, Gran Turismo, and also the ever famous Metal Gear Solid franchise from Konami.

PlayStation DualShock 2 Controller Philippines

Like the first PlayStation, the PlayStation 2 comes with the newer and updated DualShock 2 controller. As the PlayStation 2 ditched the classic grey of the first PlayStation and went with a black overall color, so did the DualShock 2 controller. Separately sold controllers were available in other colors and designs, such as satin silver, ceramic white, ocean blue, emerald green, and candy pink.

Among the improvements: DualShock 2 controllers were also lighter compared to the first DualShock controller. All of the buttons were also updated into pressure-sensitive buttons, save for the Start, Select, L3 ad R3 buttons.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2014-12-04
Video games are welcome at the table of popular art, alongside movies, music, and television. Home consoles get a lot of attention, but portable gaming has done the heavy lifting when it comes to expanding the reach and acceptance of the medium.The road t...
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Reviewed on 2009-02-12
Its a measure of just how well PS2 has done since its launch in 2000 that it still gets plenty of shelf space now, seven years later. And even if youre a next-gen snob whose eyes itch if they look at any graphics less than 1080p, this old warhorse st...
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Reviewed on 2008-11-25
Although there are all these next generation consoles out there, the PlayStation 2 still holds its ground. That means it must still be awesome, right? Yes. Yes it is. The Playstation 2 (or PS2, as all the cool kids call it) was released in 2000 and h...
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Reviewed on 2007-09-17
Dirt cheap. The last few games are awesome. Er, its quite small?No HD. Very last-gen. Online is rubbish
Its a measure of just how well PS2 has done since its launch in 2000 that it still gets plenty of shelf space now, seven years later. And even if youre a next-gen snob whose eyes itch if they look at any graphics less than 1080p, this old warhorse st...
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Reviewed on 2007-01-01
If you couldn’t give a monkey’s about high-definition this and next-gen that, and are just on the lookout for value for money, with the biggest and best range of software, and classics available at bargain-bin prices, Sony’s stalwart Pla...
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Reviewed on 2005-05-09
DVD, DVD-RStill holding its own in terms of graphics and performance compared to the Xbox and GameCube, the PS2 is the undisputed winner in the most important of categories--library of games. There are hundreds of titles available for the PS2--thousand...
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Reviewed on 2004-12-06
Slinkier and lighter. Built-in Ethernet port.Clumsy top-loading mechanism. External power supply.
When Sony first gave us the nod that it was shaving down the size of PS2, it never mentioned itd be using a samurai sword to perform the surgery.The designers have cavalierly sliced off every ounce of excess fat to create this mini black blade that...
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Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity


Video out
Digital audio optical out


AC (power) in

Weight & dimensions


23 cm


15.2 cm


2.8 cm


720 g


Ethernet LAN


Card reader integrated
Built-in optical drive

Packaging content

Video game included
User guide
Cables included




Colour of product




PlayStation 2

Number of controllers supported (max)


Operating temperature (T-T)

5 - 35 °C