The PlayStation 2 Is Now Twenty Years Old

The PlayStation 2 Is Now Twenty Years Old
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On March 4, 2000, the PlayStation 2 went on sale in Japan. Can you believe it? It only seems like yesterday I got my PS2 at the Yodobashi Camera in Osaka’s Umeda.

The PlayStation 2 wouldn’t launch in North America, Europe and Australia. The console would go on to become the best-selling video game console ever, moving over 155 million unions, and becoming home to many of the greatest games ever made.

Happy birthday, PS2! Thanks for all the memories. 


  • I still have my Japanese PS2 hooked up so I can bust out some Dodonpachi Daioujou when I’m feeling in the mood.

  • One thing I really miss about the PS2/GCN/Xbox era is the mid-tier games. You could walk into a shop, see a game that looked interesting and buy it cheaply enough to just have a punt.

    I found some amazingly good (if flawed) games that way.

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