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Video Game Console Museum - 2000 - PlayStation 2
Gaming
Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 10 October 2006 10:58
Article Index
Video Game Console Museum
1972 - Magnavox Odyssey
1977 - Atari 2600
1982 - Donkey Kong (Handheld)
1983 - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1984 - Atari 7800
1986 - Sega Master System
1988 - Sega Mega Drive
1990 - Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1994 - Sony PlayStation
1996 - Nintendo 64
2000 - PlayStation 2
2001 - Nintendo GameCube
2001 - Xbox
2004 - Sony PlayStation Portable
2005 - Xbox 360
2006 - Sony PlayStation 3
2006 - Nintendo Wii
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Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)

Sony launched the PlayStation 2 in Japan in March 2000, then in the USA in October 2000 and in Europe & Australia in November 2000. The PS2 superceeds the PlayStation.

In September 2004, Sony released a new slim sized version of the PS2. This newer version has a built-in Ethernet port. 

106.23 million units have been shipped world-wide.

Processor

  • EmotionEngine 128 bit CPU running at 294 Mhz
  • Core: MIPS R5900 64 bit
  • FPU co-processor running at 6.2 gigaflops (single precision 32 bit floating point)
  • Bus speed is 3.2 GB/s

Graphics

  • "Graphics Synthesizer" running at 147 Mhz
  • 4MB embedded DRAM video memory
  • 16 bit and 24 bit colour modes
  • Polygon rendering speed: 75 million polygons per second

Audio

  • SPU1 & SPU2, the SPU1 is the main processor running at 8MHz
  • 48 channels
  • 44.1KHz or 48KHz sample rate
  • Dolby Digital 7 channel surround sound output

Memory

  • System memory: 32MB RDRAM

Storage & Drives

  • Two memory card slots for 8MB cards
  • One CD/DVD drive supporting PS1 & PS2 CD-ROM, DVD, PS2 DVD-ROM (4.7GB)
  • Optional: PS2 HDD Internal hard disk with 40GB capacity

Networking

An optional network adaptor allows for online gaming.

PS2 Photo Gallery 

PlayStation 2
Sony PlayStation 2 (original version)

PlayStation 2
The later slim version of the PS2

PS2 HDD
The PS2 HDD

External Links

www.ps2newz.net PS2-Scene



 
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