It was released for the first time on March 4, 2000 in Japan, and a few months later in the rest of the world. It is the best-selling video game console in history, with more than 160 million units sold. This console is also the one with the most titles, approximately 10 900 titles followed by its predecessor the PlayStation with about 8000 titles. This amount of titles given the extraordinary reception by the general public towards it, which even consolidated it as the console with more time in the market and in turn the console with more duration in it, until in January of the year 2013 it was decided to stop its manufacture after 13 years of activity. Despite the announcement, they continued producing new games for the console until the end of 2013, these were FIFA 14 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.
One of the main distinguishing features is its central processor known as Emotion Engine and its DualShock 2 controller. The device also incorporates a DVD player and 2 USB 1.1 ports (some drivers use these ports). It has an Ethernet port so that the Central Station internet service can be used. Some games incorporate the possibility of playing through a local area network (LAN), which also allows you to play online through the free XLink Kai system. In the first original thick model of the console an official hard disk could be used thus making PlayStation 2 the first console with hard disk.
Since its departure, the PlayStation 2 has managed to sell more than 160,000,000 units approximately, becoming the most sold video game console in history. In 2010 coinciding with the Christmas period, Sony launched an LCD television that incorporates an adapted version of the PlayStation 2 into its base.
The official launch of PlayStation 2 was on March 4, 2000 in Japan, and on October 26 of the same year in the United States. The news managed to generate a great expectation in the buyers, which caused a shortage of consoles in the stores the day of the launch. Sony knew what was going to happen on the day of the presentation of the game console so it gave the possibility of selling this equipment through the eBay auction site, some compulsive buyers arriving to pay $ 1000 for this equipment through the e-commerce page. Very few people obtained their console at the end of the year 2000 due to manufacturing delays.