We know that our current consoles are technologically far more advanced than the Playstation 2. But, considering it’s time period, the PS2 was very awesome. In this Playstation 2 week we give you five reasons why we think the Playstation 2 is the best console ever made!
The Playstation 2 was the first game console that could really function as a multimedia device. Not only could you play games, but the PS2 allowed users to watch DVD’s and listen to CD’s. This is special, because back in 2000 when the PS2 launched the DVD format was pretty new and was just becoming mainstream. As a result of this feature the PS2 could be bought in stores that normally wouldn’t sell game systems.
2. Memory Cards
In some weird way the idea of a Memory Card is still very awesome nowadays. You could play a game at home and save your progress on a Memory Card. This memory card could easily be removed from the console, placed inside the box of a PS2 game and carried to your friend’s house. No bull shit with transferring data, loading profiles and DRM issues. It just always worked!
3. Backwards compatible
The Playstation 2 was the first console that did not need any modification or extra hardware to be backwards compatible. PS1 and PS2 games both worked. This was such a nice gesture from Sony to gamers. Nowadays games are more seen as services and therefore we have to play to stream old games or to add to our console library.
4. Incredible lifespan
The PS2 hit the market in 2000. And all the way till the end of 2012 did Sony produce new Playstation 2 consoles. Which means that the PS2 has had a life span of twelve or even thirteen years. It started as a multimedia device, quickly became the go-to console for many gamers, brought some of the most amazing franchises to the market, along with lots of artistic and experimental stuff and in its twilight years served as a low budget family console.
The PS2 has a gigantic game library and thanks to this lovely console some of the greatest game series ever were born. Let’s list the most important ones shall we. There’s:
God of War.
Devil May Cry.
Grand Theft Auto.
Ratchet & Clank. P
Shadow of the Colossus.
Metal Gear Solid.
And the list goes on and on. A console with such an impressive game library has to be the best console ever made!
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