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Sony Silver Playstation 2 Console with Extra Controller (PS2)

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by Sony
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)

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  • 128-bit console with Emotion Engine processor
  • Comes with two controllers plus UK mains lead and AV cable
  • Region 2 DVD player
  • Two USB ports for a range of peripherals
  • Type III PCMCIA expansion slot for future hardware expansion
  • Built-in infra-red receiver for a variety of connections
  • Backwards-compatible with most PSone games
  • Expanding library of games to choose from
  • PS2 Stand sold separately
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B0000D0YXZ
  • Product Dimensions: 39.8 x 33.8 x 23.2 cm ; 3.2 Kg
  • Release Date: 3 Oct 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (288 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,446 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

At the heart of the PlayStation 2 is the 128-bit Emotion Engine processor, which combines lightning-fast gameplay and unprecedented graphics power with DAT-quality stereo sound. The system was designed as an improvement on the original PlayStation's design; the disc-based software and Dual Shock 2 controllers will be immediately familiar to PlayStation devotees. Also, owners of the original PlayStation need not discard their existing game collection, because the PS2 is designed to be compatible with the software for the original PlayStation.

The PS2 builds on its home-entertainment value by doubling as a DVD player, which allows it to play thousands of feature-length movies and other video programmes, and outdo the VHS format in both audio and video quality. Most DVDs allow you to select alternate audio tracks, supplementary footage and a host of extra features. Like the original PlayStation, the PS2 will also play audio CDs.

The PS2 was designed with future expandability in mind. The unit comes with two USB ports and a Type III PCMCIA expansion slot--the latest standards in PC communications. It also includes a built-in infra-red receiver for use with the separate DVD controller.

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised! 16 Mar 2001
Format:Video Game
Well, well, well.....Having been determined to hold off buying one until the hype and the price had dropped to a sensible level, I finally bit the bullet last week (oh the joys of store credit!) and bought my PS2. Having been a Dreamcast owner for the last year (and very happy with it too) I was saddened by the decision to stop making them and even more irked by the amount of games by 3rd party publishers that are now being dropped and so it is nice to have a system with some real backing again. The fist generation PS2 games, on the whole are very impressive (on par if not better technically than the 1st generation dreamcast games) though perhaps not the most original titles in the world. I own Timesplitters, Fifa and Tekken and have enjoyed all of them. As far as I can see, the console can only go from strength to strength over the next few years and I am looking forward to all the upcoming 2nd gen titles. I have been fortunate to have so far had no technical problems with my box (waiting 4 months after launch to buy one obviously did the trick) though I know others were not so fortunate. Still, most new systems have some teething problems (anyone remember the problem plagued PS 1 when it was released 6 or so years ago!?) As for the DVD....well I know it is not as good as my mates £250 dedicated player but, considering it is a secondary function of the console, I am very pleased - it is considerably better than my.. video recorder and that is enough for me. So, should you buy one?.....To be quite honest I would recommend to most that it may be worth waiting a few months - a price drop and a few more top quality games would improve the packages appeal no end, but on the whole I am very pleased with my new system.
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54 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Bjork said... 20 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
"It's oh, so quiet ... shhh, shhh"
First and foremost, the most startling thing about this new silver version (like, what's wrong with black??) is that it runs almost silently.
And when I say silent, I mean, if you change channel or turn off your tv and don't notice that the lights on the front of the console are still on, it's easy to go to bed and leave the PS2 switched on.
The original black boxed PS2 was notoriously noisy, howling like a banshee, especially when compared to the Xbox and even the Dreamcast (R.I.P.).
Apparently the DVD drive - and a few other things, all of which are imperceptable to me - have been improved (see below).
Personally, I hate the colour but love the improved cooling mechanism.
Speaking as a seriously disgruntled owner of an original black PS2 which went beserk, wouldn't always boot up and chewed up game discs* I have to admit, albeit begrudgingly, that the newer silver model is bringing back memories of why I bought the damned thing in the first place.
Although the Xbox has stolen some of the market and is winning over a lot of the hearts and minds of people who wouldn't have bothered with the PS2's back catalogue previosly, the Sony console is still an awesome bit of kit, or, should I say, it's still the best supported console on the market.
The box is only as good as the game you put in it and the PS2, whatever the colour (Japan has red, yellow, blue...) is still the best supported platform on the market.
On the downside is the fact that you still have to fork out an extra £20 for a memory card before you can even start using the thing.
It would surely make life easier for gamers if Sony were to bundle the consle with one memory card and raise the price by, say, £10-15? Oh well...
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PlayStation2 - Worth the Wait 3 April 2001
Format:Video Game
It's worth the money. It's worth the wait. It deserves the hype (for once) PS2 is without doubt the best home console ever. The number of games available at launch was admittedly limited, but now developers are getting to grips with PS2's hardware in the same way that they did in '95 with PS1.
The minute you press the power button (PS2 has a power switch at the back and a standby button on the front) and those green and ice blue lights flicker on, you know you are on to something special. Gone is the diamond and BBC Sports tune and instead is a deep space graphic and single chord. The main screen is a series of revolving spheres, set to the sound of waves and wind and navigation is simple with easy to follow menus. If you want to play a disc (be it CD, DVD, PS1 or PS2) select Browser and pop your disc in the drive. Want to set the time? Click System Configuration. Spookily, my PS2 was already set at the correct date and time when I first switched it on. 24/11/00, 7:30am if you're interested(you're probably not!). The much heralded backwards compatability works well, although the texture smoothing option and faster disc speed is not as noticeable as I thought it would be. I played Tomb Raider: Chronicles with the texture smoothing option on and it looked slightly smoother, but there wasn't really much difference. I bought Tekken Tag, Ridge Racer V and FIFA and while these games are excellent in both graphics and playability, they are not as good as games like SSX(a must buy) and the recently released Zone of the Enders (Z.O.E). The latter title is especially good as it includes a playable demo of Metal Gear Solid 2. If there was any doubt that PS2 isn't the future, it is blown away by MGS2.
DVD playback is good and clear, with the control pad mechanism working better than expected.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
bought for a gift not personally used
Published 1 day ago by sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good service was worried because it is second hand but it works great
Published 8 days ago by Phil Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Fault It
Very fast delivery, came sooner than I'd expected. Can't fault it at all. I bought this for my brothers (although I have a little go now and then hehe) and they say it works... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Crystal L.
4.0 out of 5 stars 2nd hand - Needed tidying up - works fine
Needed a little tidying up but works just fine, recommend if buying 2nd hand as with this one that (with the mains power disconnected) you carefully open it and gently remove all... Read more
Published 11 days ago by annalizzie
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Published 17 days ago by J.trog
1.0 out of 5 stars Purchase was canceled
Purchase was canceled
Published 22 days ago by Bruno Lopes
2.0 out of 5 stars the ps2 was fine but im not happy because the ps2 controller that ...
the ps2 was fine but im not happy because the ps2 controller that came with it was broken and i had to go buy another one and the wire that goes into the tv didnt have the scart... Read more
Published 27 days ago by rosie pomfret
5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased with it
Exactly as advertised, very pleased with it. Thank you.
Published 1 month ago by Stu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it, use it every day.
Published 1 month ago by Jim White
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Works great now I can play my favourite games whenever I like many thanks
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