Officially abbreviated as PS2, The Play Station 2 is a developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000, and Sony announced and launched its successor, the PlayStation 3 . The PS2 remained popular well into the seventh generation even with the release of its successor and continued to be produced until January 4, 2013, when Sony finally announced it had been discontinued after twelve years of production one of the longest lifespan of a video game console.
The PlayStation 2 memory card has an 8 MB capacity. Variety of non-Sony manufactured memory cards is available for the PlayStation 2, which have a memory capacity more than the standard 8 MB. The PS2 standard color is matte black. Change in color were produced in different quantities, PlayStation 2 users find the option to play and select games over the internet, with a broadband and a play station network adapter.
Having a unified, subscription-based online service like Xbox live as competitor, Microsoft later opted Xbox console, online multiplayer console on the PlayStation 2 .It was the responsibility of the game publisher and ran on third-party servers. Recent PlayStation 2 online games have been developed to exclusively support broadband Internet access. Xbox Live too requires a broadband Internet connection. Later, Sony added new development kits for game developers and more PS2 units for consumers. The PS2’s built-in functionality also expanded its audience beyond the gamer, as its debut pricing was the same or less than a standalone DVD player. This made the console a low cost entry into the home theater market. Gaming industry is being developed so much online as well as offline. This is the latest news that megalotto is entering the online lottery scene. Now, let’s move forward with PS2 and discuss its formats and sales.
Formats and sale of PS2
CD-ROM and DVD-ROM are two formats on which Play Station 2 software is distributed, the two formats are differentiated by the color of their discs’ bottoms. The PlayStation 2 has sold over 155 million units worldwide as of March 31, 2013. It has sold 48 million units as of May 6, 2008 in Europe, according to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, while in North America; it has sold 50 million units as of December 2008. The PS2 has sold 21,454,325 units as of October 1, 2008 in Japan, In 2005, the PlayStation 2 became the fastest game console to reach 100 million units shipped, finishing the feat within 5 years and 9 months from its launch.
Play station at home
PS2 marked an evolution in home console gaming, set a new standard for players, developers and introduced some of the features that still define the PlayStation experience today. Since launch, PS2 sold over 155 million consoles worldwide and had almost 4,000 games released up to late 2013, making it the highest selling and most played console of world.
Accessories for PS2
Online gaming was initiated by PS2, HD graphics and an integrated DVD player. Unlike the PlayStation, this requires the use of an official Sony Play Station Mouse to play mouse-compatible games, the few PS2 games with mouse support work with a standard USB mouse as well as a USB. In addition, some of these games also support the usage of a USB keyboard for text input, game control or both.
The home of incredible games
PS2 content featured games that defined a generation, from cult classics like ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to big-hitters including Tekken Tag Tournament and Grand Theft Auto etc.