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B-boy
B-boy

peoplle were killing to get a ps2

nBaJaM4
nBaJaM4

I remember playing kessen, basketball, medal of honor frontlline, final fantasy X good times

nBaJaM4
nBaJaM4

It's funny to me when they talk about people having trouble getting a PS2 when they first came out if the store that you go to doesn't have it just go to the next and the next and you'll find it. It blows my mind what people will buy into

MauricetheRPGer
MauricetheRPGer

The ps2 was and still is one of the best console system created to date. I remember playing my ps2 for hours at a time without worrying about it overheating!

davsovt
davsovt

i KNOW that the PS2 is a big thing, and it sold a lot but it wasn't really INOVATIVE was it? sure it had an analog stick, but so did the ps1 and other games... Sure sony has good graphics.. but it didn't really DO anything different.

Naxct
Naxct

i still use ma ps2, sort of like a memento, never forget the good old times

Stinger78
Stinger78

Interesting this was posted 5 months before the 10th anniversary of the US launch. Either way PS2 was (and still is) a great system with a very nice amount/variety/overall fun games - backward compatibility really didn't matter that much.

pavansenate
pavansenate

ps2 is the best of all the console its the lord of the games

Capt_johnt
Capt_johnt

ps2 is the best console nitendo never will get it wiis and nitendo ds is lame compared to ps2s.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

ps2 is the KING. Best selling console ever. Wii will never catch it.

Dejanji
Dejanji

Seeing a friend play FFX blew me away even though I thought I didn't have much interest in it. PS2 I got back then (almost 10 years ago) still works great and still is used to this day, still has so many great games released on it that it's almost impos to say you played them all. It really did beat down everything that competed with it also. Xbox/Gamecube can only be compared in a joke or pointing out how badly they where beat.

dawil123
dawil123

i think the ps3 is making its way to the long lifespam of the ps2 and getting better games by the time

hp-90
hp-90

PS2 is still popular and now you find very cheap games new or used. A while ago i bought 4 games for 5$ Some of the biggest games started on PS2 like COD and guitar hero.

theace43
theace43

The variety of games for the ps2 is unbelievable! There's something for everyone.

detectivepbert
detectivepbert

Hopefully PS3 will also overcome its rough start and get some better games. I think there is some sense that this is starting to happen but I am not sure it will.

jaykho213
jaykho213

I like how Ryan Mac Donald talks about the PS2.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

The Xbox was my favourite console from this gen. It was more powerful than the PS2 and it showed in everything from the exclusives to the multi-plats. Online gaming was also much better on the Xbox. Plus some games on Xbox allowed you to listen to music you'd ripped onto the hard drive, while you're playing your game. I really liked the PS2. The God of War games, Shadow of the Colossus and Okami are some of my all time favourites - overall I just thought the Xbox was the better console. The four PS2 games I mentioned would've been even better if they were on Xbox, given the Xbox's extra power.

Zyclobonzaron
Zyclobonzaron

Ya, PS2 launch was kinda lame. A bit ironic considering, as the guy said, after 2004, some of the PS2 games started to look so good, it was like having a brand new console all over again. That was when the REAL PS2 heyday started to kick in.

datay98
datay98

king_pickman i am to!

cerberus1058
cerberus1058

I didn't get into the hype when the ps2 came out. I remember sitting in class one morning and listening to this kid talk about his ps2 he purchased the day before. He was so fascinated by the minor details of the console, such as the lights and stuff lol. I guess there wasn't much about the console that intrigued me. I was definitely more interested in the xbox and dreamcast. PGR on the xbox and Soul Calibur were so fun. I bought a ps3 a month ago with the GoW collection and it's very good.

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

I remember camping outside of my local Walmart. I was number 13 in line, and that was the exact number of PS2s that they had. That PS2 lasted me a long time.

king_pickman
king_pickman

I've still got my PS2 and I give it a spin from time-to-time and now you can find some plenty of cheap games on it too new or used.

trollkind
trollkind

Haven't bought mine at launch either as the lineup was hohum indeed and it was too pricey for me at that time (PS3 was the same again :p ) but I, too, still play on it and bought about 5 games for it in 2009, some were 2009 releases. Here's to a sturdy mulitmedia box that lasts a lifetime and is a great late bloomer.

Prophet_of_War
Prophet_of_War

I didn't mine until I think April 2002. It was the April after FFX came out. I didn't have a problem with a dearth of decent games at that point, nor obviously did I have a problem with a shortage of PS2s. What I did have a problem with was a major shortage of memory cards. I managed to find one and begged my mom to buy it for me. Then a week after I got the system, not could you find them everywhere, but they dropped the price.

Prophet_of_War
Prophet_of_War

I didn't mine until I think April 2002. It was the April after FFX came out. I didn't have a problem with a dearth of decent games at that point, nor obviously did I have a problem with a shortage of PS2s. What I did have a problem with was a major shortage of memory cards. I managed to find one and begged my mom to buy it for me. Then a week after I got the system, not could you find them everywhere, but they dropped the price.

jay_rock_
jay_rock_

Yeah have of my life was with my ps2

Bobzfamily
Bobzfamily

I didn't buy my PS2 at launch. Nevertheless, it's still possibly my favourite console I have ever owned. Such a stellar lineup of titles, most of which I own and still play today.

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

The only reason I have a PS2 is because I won it from Toonami. I cannot imagine what my life would've been like had I not owned this system at that time. I play it even today (it still works!). It is the closest video game console to me emotionally.

Amz1217
Amz1217

The PS2 was one amazing console.....had some great memories with it.

monson21502
monson21502

i remember going to walmart at ps2s launch. they gave each person a raffle ticket and if your number was drawn you got to buy a ps2. they only had 20 to win and i was one of them :)

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Wish they talked a bit more about some of the best games on it... most of what they were talking about was it's poor launch and the Dreamcast. There was a quick reference to God of War 2 but other than that none of then other legendary titles from the PS2.

lahbitec
lahbitec

the best games i ever played was on ps2 specially the RPGs. i wish i can play again but its broken and i have xbox 360 which taking my playing time

snake90090
snake90090

one of the best memory with this console a lot of god time

Daavpuke
Daavpuke

Indeed. there was a LOT of power people were able to harness out of the PS2. Making it one of the best consoles ever.

EPaul
EPaul

THE Best Console to date

3D3
3D3

Possibly the best console that man will ever know.

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

My very second game console. I have no regrets purchasing this game. :)

nachi_lobo
nachi_lobo

PS2 my favorite console, no doubt!!!