Sony’s name seems to have been associated with the PlayStation (PS) line of home video game consoles over the years. After the great success of the original PlayStation, Sony continued to develop and launch the PlayStation 2 version at the beginning of the new millennium, 2000. The success of this version was demonstrated when there were more than 150 million versions were sold, by the end of March 2012. By the end of 2012, Sony announced stopping production of this version in Japan and then worldwide in early 2013, meaning with PlayStation 2 becoming one of the oldest handheld gaming devices with 12 years. The arrival of PS2 in the sixth generation completely overwhelmed contemporary devices such as Sega’s Dreamcast, Nintendo’s GameCube or Microsoft’s Xbox. In addition to the original version, Sony also released a slimmer and lighter version, the Slimline PlayStation 2.
In addition to the main engine with an integrated capacity of up to 40GB, a memory card with 8GB is also provided. Besides, to play, players need to have accessories that support them. The PlayStation 2 is also backward compatible with its previous version. DualShock or DualShock 2 controllers are all supported in this PS2 version, via cable connection.
More than 3800 titles are developed or playable on PS2. In particular, the game that received the most revenue is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In addition, the other successful names are Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, or Resident Evil 4 – one of the best games of all time has been made into a movie, and Shadow of the Colossus – A name should be labeled must try. But that’s only four of those 3800. Thousands of other exciting games are still waiting for you to explore. We are happy to say that although PS2 has stopped production, you can still enjoy the classic games without having to face any difficulties or obstacles. The simple thing that you first need to do is download immediately to your computer a PS2 emulator. One of the prized PC emulators is PCSX2. The software supports both Windows and Mac OS operating systems. By connecting the controllers, your device is now no less than the original PS2.