Sony Playstation 2, PS2 Specs, Info And History


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Sony Playstation 2 Console Specifications

  • Developer: Sony
  • Also Known As: PS2
  • Dimensions: (W)5.9 in x (D)6.3 in x (H)4.3 in(150 mm x 161 mm x 110 mm)
  • Weight: 5 lb. 5 oz. (2.4 kg)
  • CPU: Emotion Engine clocked at 300 MHz
  • Memory: 32 MB RDRAM(system), 4MB eDRAM(video)
  • Storage:  8 MB memory card, 40 GB Hard Drive(network adapter needed)
  • Sound: SPU1, SPU2 2MB 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz, 48 Channels, PCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
  • Video/GPU: Graphics Synthesizer running at 147 MHz, 4 MB
  • Resolutions: 240p, 480i, 480p, 1080i
  • Media: CD, DVD
  • Ports: 2 x controller, 2 x memory card, 2 x USB 1.1, Power, AV(Composite, S-Video, SCART(RGBS), VGA(RGsB), D-Terminal, Component
  • Online Capable?: Yes, PS2 Online(“Phat” model requires dial-up or broadband adapter) 
  • # Of Games Released: 4490 worldwide
  • Software Units Sold: 1.52 Billion worldwide
  • Hardware/Software Ratio: 1:9.8
  • Best Selling Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 17.3m – see top 10
  • Console Generation: 6th
  • Predecessor: Playstation 
  • Successor: Playstation 3
  • Lifespan: 2000-2013

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Launch Price of the Playstation 2

  • JP: ¥39,800
  • US: $299.99
  • EU: £299.99

 

Launch Dates of the PS2

  • JP: March 4, 2000
  • NA: October 26, 2000
  • EU: November 24, 2000
  • AU: November 30, 2000

 

Discontinued

  • JP: December 28, 2012
  • NA: January 4, 2013
  • EU: January 4, 2013
  • AU: January 4, 2013

 

PS2 Units Sold

  • JP: 23.18 million
  • NA: 53.65 million
  • EU: 55.28 million
  • Other Regions: 25.57 million

Worldwide: 157.68 million

 

Best Selling PS2 Games(millions):

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – 17.30
  2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 16.15
  3. Gran Turismo: A-Spec – 14.89
  4. Grand Theft Auto 3 – 13.10
  5. Gran Turismo 4 – 11.76
  6. Final Fantasy X – 8.6
  7. Need For Speed Underground – 7.2
  8. Need For Speed Underground 2 – 6.9
  9. Medal of Honor: Frontline – 6.83
  10. Final Fantasy XII – 6.4

Total Software Sales(Units): 1.52 Billion

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