Playstation 2

By: Mike Francis

PlayStation 2 (PS2) is the console of the video game of Sony second, the successor in PlayStation and the predecessor in PlayStation 3.

Its development was announced in March 1999, and it was released the first time in Japan on March 4, 2000, in North America on October 26, 2000 and Europe on November 24, 2000. The PS2 belongs to the sixth era of generation, and became fastest game consoles of sale in the history, with more than 100 million units embarked for November 2005, beating the holder of the preceding record, PlayStation, by three years and nine months. Plays Principal article: List of PlayStation 2 plays The force of the mark of

PlayStation led to the third strong support of the system. Although the titles of launching for the PS2 were not very impressive in 2000, the season of holidays of the saw the 2001 release of several good-being sold and the plays as a critic acclaimed. These titles PS2 helped the PS2 to maintain and prolong its wire on the market of video game console, in spite of the increased competition of launchings of Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. In several cases, Sony made deals of exclusiveness with editors in order to adapt its competitors.

The plays as a critic acclaimed on the machine include the large car of flight and the never-popular series of Final Fantasy (Enix square), the last two titles full speed out of metal, devil can cry and the devil can cry 3, the series of SSX, later the three titles of combat of ace, hearts of kingdom of the square collaboration of Enix/Disney, and marks of entertainment of computer of Sony of first-part such as Gran Turismo, SOCOM, series of rachet and rattling and Jak and Daxter, ICO, shade of the colossus, God of war and the champions of unexpected advantages of Everquest de Norrath and champions : To return to the arms.

The PS2 was also the house with many plays of music such as the last plays of GDR, and the newer hero of guitar of play of rock. Towards the end of March 2005, there were 5.277 titles PS2 released in the whole world, explaining cumulative sales of 824 million units. With the worms back-compatibility with the plays of PlayStation, the PS2 had a library released of software of 13.020 titles after 5 years and 27 days, although area-coding limits this completely severely, with 3.181 titles PS2 and 4.907 releases PS1 in Asia; 1.121 and 1.501 in Europe; and 975 and 1.335 in North America.0

Material PS2 can indicate the two compact disks and DVDs. It is towards the back compatible with older plays of PlayStation (PS1), takes account of the visual playback of DVD, and will play games PS2 in addition to discs compact-ROMANIAN or cheap DVD-ROM of high-capacity. The capacity to play of films of DVD allowed of the consumers more easily justify the price ticket relatively high of PS2 (in October 2000, the MSRP was $300) because it removed the need for buying an external player of DVD (indeed, it could say that the success of the format of DVD was partially due to the capacity of PS2 to play DVDs, because the format seemed to call upon the consumers more after the launching of the console).

The PS2 also supports charts of memory PS1 (for play PS1 only saves) and of the controllers as well. The controller duel of shock 2 of PS2 is primarily a shock PS1 improved duel; the similar buttons of face, shoulder and D-trimming replaced the numerical buttons of the original. When it was released, the PS2 had many avan

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