The legendary PlayStation 2, the best-selling console in history, turns 20 today [VIDEO]

The Sony console, PlayStation 2 was launched on March 4, 2000, in Japan. It changed videogames forever.

Launched on March 4, 2000, in the Japanese territory, PlayStation 2 took over from the first PlayStation in Japan to improve the exceptional results of the original Sony console generation and end up becoming the best selling console in history thanks to 155 million units that managed to distribute worldwide. How did he reach such a figure with the fierce competition of Sega, Nintendo and a newcomer Microsoft? Signing a legendary videogame catalogue.

PS2 was the console that covered video games in the category of the Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Tekken, Soul Calibur 3, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X, ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, Jak and Daxter, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner or the Gran Turismo franchise among many other excellent video games. He highlighted, in addition to his economic DVD (a letter that convinced many users not so active in the world of videogames) its total backward compatibility with the first PlayStation, something that helped extend the 32-bit console cycle.

Did it reach several territories at the same time, as is currently the case with global releases? Not at all. In the United States and Europe, we would have to wait a few months to be able to drive the tooth: the platform arrived on October 26 and November 24 of the same year, respectively. In 2004 it would be re-released with its Slim version, which would once again become a real success and would become the standard model of the platform until its disappearance from stores many years later.

Its catalogue consists of thousands of games, which helped turn the console into the machine with the largest library in history and sell 1,537 million videogames in total during its more than 14 years in the market. The last two games of the system, as usual with the most successful machines on the market, did not have much glamour: FIFA 14 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 had this honour, saying goodbye to a machine respected and loved by all video game users.

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