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PlayStation 2

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An original PS2
A PS2 slim model



Sony first announced a successor console to the original PlayStation on March 2nd, 1999.[1]


The PlayStation 2 was released in Japan on March 4th, 2000.[2] The PlayStation 2 saw release in the United States on October 26th, 2000.[3]

The Slim PlayStation 2 was released in September of 2004.[4][5]


Manufacturing for the PlayStation 2 stopped in 2013, having sold 150 million consoles.[6]



The PlayStation 2 uses the 128 bit Emotion Engine processor clocked at 300 MHz.[7] The Emotion Engine includes the MIPS III architecutre CPU, two vector units, as well as DSP functions.[8][9] The Emotion Engine has ten floating point multiply accumulators that help it send approprite data to the graphics processor quickly.[10] The console's floating point unit co processor is capable of 6.2GFLOPS.[7][11]

The PlayStation 2 has 32 megabytes of RDRAM and 4 megabytes of VRAM.[7]

Notable Games[edit]

Used PS2 Games for sale in 2009.




Playstation at E3 2003.





Console Hardware[edit]

Original PS2[edit]

Slim PS2[edit]

Updated Slim PS2[edit]

An updated slim PS2 with integrated power supply.



PS2 Linux Kit[edit]

The PS2 Linux kit was an official kit that cost $500, including a 40 gigabyte hard drive, ethernet adapter, and keyboard.[12]


External Resources[edit]


  1. "GameSpy.com - Article". 21 June 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20060621160614/http://archive.gamespy.com/articles/february04/ps2timeline/index2.shtml. 
  2. "BBC News The Company File Sony's new weapon: Playstation 2". news.bbc.co.uk. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/445933.stm. Retrieved 28 October 2020. 
  3. Marriott, Michel (26 October 2000). "PlayStation 2: Game Console as Trojan Horse (Published 2000)". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/26/technology/playstation-2-game-console-as-trojan-horse.html. 
  4. Falcone, John. "Sony PlayStation 2 (slim form factor)" (in en). https://www.cnet.com/reviews/sony-playstation-2-slim-review/. Retrieved 14 November 2020. 
  5. "The Evolution of PlayStation Consoles". https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/the-evolution-of-playstation-consoles/2900-899/. Retrieved 14 November 2020. 
  6. "PlayStation 2 manufacture ends after 12 years" (in en). the Guardian. 4 January 2013. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/jan/04/playstation-2-manufacture-ends-years. Retrieved 28 October 2020. 
  7. a b c "How PlayStation 2 Works" (in en). 20 October 2000. https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/ps22.htm. Retrieved 29 October 2020. 
  8. "Ars Technica: A Technical Overview of the Emotion Engine - Page 1 - (3/2000)". https://archive.arstechnica.com/reviews/1q00/playstation2/m-ee-1.html. Retrieved 29 October 2020. 
  9. "Ars Technica: A Technical Overview of the Emotion Engine - Page 3 - (3/2000)". https://archive.arstechnica.com/reviews/1q00/playstation2/m-ee-3.html. Retrieved 29 October 2020. 
  10. "Ars Technica: A Technical Overview of the Emotion Engine - Page 2 - (3/2000)". https://archive.arstechnica.com/reviews/1q00/playstation2/m-ee-2.html. Retrieved 29 October 2020. 
  11. "THE WAR FOR America's thumbs -- (Rebuttal)". http://www.gamezero.com/team-0/articles/features/thumbs_up/. Retrieved 21 November 2020. 
  12. "Linux: Xbox Got More Than Game" (in en-us). Wired. https://www.wired.com/2002/07/linux-xbox-got-more-than-game/. Retrieved 29 October 2020.