Sony PS2 Console (PS2)
- 128-bit console with Emotion Engine processor
- Comes with one controller 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
- Can connect to a variety of high-tech Sony products via a Sony i.Link interface
- Built-in infra-red receiver for DVD remote Backwards-compatible with most PSone games
- Expanding library of games to choose from
- PS2 Stand sold separately
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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 DVD movies allow you to select alternate audio tracks, supplemental footage and a host of extra features. Like the original PlayStation, the PlayStation 2 also will play audio CDs.
The PlayStation 2 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 comes with Sony's own i.Link interface, which can connect it to a variety of high-tech Sony products--from digital cameras to notebook computers. Read our PS2 Hardware Guide
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Top Customer Reviews
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...Read more ›
there are many many more titles to come which will keep the PS2 at the cutting edge for many years to come.
It is easy to operate, the controlers handle the same as with PS1 so there's nothing new to learn, and with a decent set of speakers and a wide screen tv this is a superb multimedia machine for the playing of CD's, PS1 titles, PS2 games and of course the DVD capability. Operating the DVD with the controller is a pain, but a small pain, playback is excellent for the average viwer of movies and only an expert would whinge about the lack of hook ups for the best DVD image and playback.
Basically for your £300.00 you get a cutting edge gaming machine that plays PS1, PS2,CD and DVD discs - what more do you want for goodness sake?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After abut 3 months my ps2 won't knock on I tried everything and it's plugged is properlyPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you're into HD graphics, online game play and new releases then move along there's nothing here for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Norris
The PlayStation itself was ok but unfortunately the controller was broken and did not workPublished 1 month ago by Amy