Today we are celebrating the 21st anniversary of the PlayStation 2.
There is no doubt that the PlayStation 2 was an extremely successful machine. When it was launched on the market on a day like today in the year 2000, no one knew that it would end up becoming the best-selling video game console in history, a record that it continues to maintain to date with 150 million units distributed throughout its life cycle. Today represents the 21st anniversary of PS2 since its debut in North America, and we only have to review a little the history of this legendary hardware.
Legacy of Sony’s PlayStation 2
One of the main characteristics by which the PS2 is so beloved has to do with its monstrous catalog of games. Although it had a relatively slow start-up, the system became home to all kinds of software. Many of today’s most iconic titles began in the PS2.
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The saga of Metal Gear continued to amaze fans with Sons of Liberty y Snake Eater; Grand Theft Auto exploded in popularity with 3D, open-world games like Vice City y San Andreas; Y Sony would also introduce some of today’s most beloved franchises, such as Ratchet & Clank y God of War. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as we could fill this article with a list of the best games in the world. PlayStation, but in the meantime, here we leave you a list with the five best.
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Another important element of the success of the PS2 was his flexibility. This machine was capable of running beyond games of PS2. From the beginning, it was backward compatible with games of PS1, so all your favorite titles were fully accessible on this new console. Additionally, it also functioned as a DVD player. Subsequently, Sony I would innovate with things like EyeToy, which was basically a Kinect.
The Bottom Line
Despite strong competition from Nintendo with his GameCube Y Microsoft with the Xbox, the PS2 prevailed and has endured in history as one of the best consoles ever created. Its impressive software lineup and massive sales mean that most of us have a story to share about this console, so leave yours in the comments.