The PS2 just turned 20: Here’s how Sony Revolutionized Gaming

PS2 Just Turned 20

Since the evolution of technology, many new consoles have also been upgraded. As the first PlayStation was launched, the whole world was astonished, including its developer Sony.

The First PlayStation has been one of the most popular consoles, for almost half a decade. Until, in the year 2000, PlayStation 2 was released.

Yet, it is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the first launch of PS2. (In this blog, we are paying a tribute for the most renowned consoles of all time, PlayStation 2.)

PlayStation 2 – Birth of a New Era

As the first PlayStation was released, it had competitors like Sega and Nintendo.

However, it competed well and left them behind, but fans wanted something new. So, Sony released a new edition of the PlayStation, which was brought in the battle with the Sega Dreamcast console.

Sega Dreamcast was the masterpiece at that time and was famous all over the world, but even before its launch, PlayStation 2 bashed it!

Reactions after the Launch

The launch of the PlayStation 2 was a surprise to most of the fans. It was released at the Tokyo Games Show conference in 2000. As it was launched, people were astonished by the difference between the game console and other equipment.

It had many features resembled the first edition, including the music feature which is played once the disc is plugged in. One of the essential factors that gained the attention of the gamers was it supported internet connection directly from the modem. It helps the players connect to the internet through PS2.

The fans also loved that the new PlayStation touches some of the features from its predecessor. It is about the gaming compatibility, as it supports all the games executable in the PlayStation 1, also supporting the memory cards, which is also the feature from the first PlayStation. The main difference to be seen between two was the color of the controller, which changed from grey to black, also an analog button which requires pressure to control.

Sony Running out of PS2

After some weeks of its launch, the console was moved across Japan. It was taken hand-to-hand by Japanese gamers.

At that time, the total reach of the customer was up to a million each day. Also, in the US, where the first batch, which was of 5 hundred thousand consoles ran out on the first day.

Sony didn’t think of it to be so popular; this doesn’t keep up with the production of a new one. So, many of the copy product has also been sold in markets for a long time.

Gaming range of the PlayStation 2

Gaming range of the PlayStation 2

PlayStation offered a variety of games to its user including more than 3000 games designed exclusively for it.

The last lineup of PS2 games was FIFA 14 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.

Many sequels were also created at that time particularly Tekken, Final Fantasy, GTA, Yakuza, Metal Gear Solid, etc.

PlayStation 2 was and still one of the most popular consoles of all time and the primary console to flourish Sony in the field of electronics.

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