This Wednesday is fulfilled
Sony put up for sale
), the second version of his home video game console, which currently holds the title of being the
best-selling team ever
, with more than
155 million units
PlayStation 2 debut on March 4 of 2000 in Japan and took more than six months to be available in the rest of the world, arriving in North America on October 26 and, a month later, on November 24, to Europe, including Spain .
Since its arrival in the market in 2000, PS2 offered backward compatibility with the video games of its predecessor, the
, and with its DualShock control, but with a series of technical improvements.
Among the improvements is compatibility with CDs and DVDs for the first time, as well as an 8MB memory card that can be expanded and an Emotion Engine processor with 300 MHz and 6.2 Gigaflops. This allows you to support video games with a more powerful graphic load than the original PS, with games up to 1080i resolution.
12 YEARS FOR SALE AND ALMOST 4000 GAMES
Since its launch in 2000, PlayStation 2 managed to become one of the longest-running consoles in history, and Sony did not stop manufacturing it until 2013. The Japanese company kept it on the market along with its successor, the PS3, and not
remove it up to months
before the launch of the current
During this time, Sony had time to launch a new version of the console, PlayStation 2 Slim, which hit the market in 2004 and provided a finer design than the original PS2 and with an integrated Ethernet port for online play.
Official video about the history of the PlayStation 2
Despite the competition of other desktop consoles such as the original Xbox and Nintendo GameCube of the same generation, the sum of all versions of PS2 managed to sell more than 155 million units worldwide, according to the latest official data from Sony .
In addition, this console managed to be Sony's desktop platform with higher video game sales figures, and up to 2012, a total of more than 1,537 million PS2 video games were marketed.
Video game developers harnessed the potential of Sony's console and throughout its history 3,874 PS2 games were released, according to 2014 records.
PlayStation 2: 20 years ago Sony introduced the best-selling console in the history of video games – LA NACION