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Encyclopedia > PlayStation 2
PlayStation 2
Official PlayStation 2 logo
A PlayStation 2 in the original color
Manufacturer Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family PlayStation
Type Video game console
Generation Sixth generation era
First available JP March 4, 2000
NA October 26, 2000[1]
EU November 24, 2000
AUS November 30, 2000
CPU 128-bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294 MHz
GPU "Graphics Synthesizer" clocked at 147 MHz
Media DVD, CD
System storage Memory card
Controller input DualShock 2
Connectivity Ethernet/modem adapter
Online service DNAS (Dynamic Network Authentication System)
Units sold 120 million (as of November 6, 2007)[2]
Units shipped 120 million (as of September 20, 2007)[3]
Best-selling game Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, 14.88 million (as of December 2007)[4]
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation
Predecessor PlayStation
Successor PlayStation 3

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The PS2 is part of the sixth generation era, and is the best-selling console to date,[5][6] having reached over 120 million units in sales in 2007.[2] On November 19, 2005, the PS2 became the fastest game console to reach 100 million units shipped, accomplishing the feat within 5 years and 9 months from its launch. This achievement occurred faster than its predecessor, the PlayStation, which took "9 years and 6 months since launch" to reach the same benchmark.[7] The sixth-generation era (sometimes inaccurately referred to as the 128-bit era; see section below) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and video game handhelds available at the turn of the 21st century. ... This is a list of video game consoles and handheld game consoles that have sold five million units or more. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

History

Only a few million people had obtained consoles by the end of 2000 due to manufacturing delays.[8] After its release, it was difficult to find PS2 units on retailer shelves.[9] Another option was purchasing the console online through auction websites such as eBay, where people paid over one thousand dollars for a PS2.[10] The PS2 initially sold well partly on the basis of the strength of the PlayStation brand and the console's backward compatibility, selling over 980,000 units by March 5, 2000, one day after launch, in Japan.[11] This allowed the PS2 to tap the large install base established by the PlayStation — another major selling point over the competition. Later, Sony gained momentum with new development kits for game developers and more PS2 units for consumers. This article is about the online auction center. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


A notable piece of advertising for the PS2 launch was accompanied by the popular "PS9" television commercial. 9 was to be the epitome of development, toward which the PS2 was the next step. The ad also presaged the development of a portable PlayStation[citation needed] (first released in Japan on December 12, 2004). The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Many analysts predicted a close three-way matchup between the PS2 and competitors Microsoft's Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube (GameCube being the cheapest of the three consoles and had an open market of games); however, the release of several blockbuster games during the 2001 holiday season maintained sales momentum and held off the PS2's rivals.[12] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... In the Northern Hemisphere, the Christmas season[1][2] or winter holiday season is the designation of a varying number of holidays during late autumn and/or early winter. ...


Although Sony, unlike Sega with its Dreamcast, placed little emphasis on online gaming during its first years[citation needed], that changed upon the launch of the online-capable Xbox. Sony adapted in late 2002 to compete with Microsoft, with several online first–party titles released alongside it, such as SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs to demonstrate its active support for Internet play. Sony also advertised heavily, and its online model had the support of Electronic Arts. Although Sony and Nintendo both started out late, and although both followed a decentralized model of online gaming where the responsibility is up to the developer to provide the servers, Sony's attempt made online gaming a major selling point of the PS2. This article is about the video game company. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs is a first-person shooter video game developed by Zipper Interactive and published by Sony Computer Entertainment as an exclusive title for the PlayStation 2. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ...


In September 2004, in time for the launch of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Sony revealed a new, slimmer PS2 (see Hardware revisions). In preparation for the launch of a new, slimmer PS2 model (SCPH-70000; also known unofficially as the "PStwo"), Sony stopped making the older PS2 model (SCPH-5000x) during the summer of 2004 to let the distribution channel empty its stock of the units. After an apparent manufacturing issue caused some initial slowdown in producing the new unit, Sony reportedly underestimated demand, caused in part by shortages between the time the old units were cleared out and the new units were ready. The issue was compounded in Britain when a Russian oil tanker became stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking a ship from China carrying PS2s bound for the UK. During one week in November, British sales totaled 6,000 units — compared to 70,000 units a few weeks prior.[13] There were shortages in more than 1700 stores in North America on the day before Christmas.[14] Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... For other uses, see Suez (disambiguation). ...


Hardware and software compatibility

OEM PlayStation 2 8 MB Memory Card
OEM PlayStation 2 8 MB Memory Card
See also: List of PlayStation 2 games, List of PlayStation games incompatible with PlayStation 2, List of PlayStation 2 CD-ROM games, List of PlayStation 2 DVD-9 games, List of HD Enhanced PS2 games, and Chronology of PlayStation 2 games

In addition to PS2 software, the PS2 can read both CDs and DVDs and is backward compatible with PlayStation games. The ability to play DVD movies was an added incentive for consumers to be able to justify purchasing the PS2 (the MSRP was US$300 in October 2000). The PS2 also supports PlayStation memory cards (for PlayStation game saves only) and controllers, although the memory cards only work with PS1 games and the controllers may not support all functions (such as analog buttons) for PS2 games. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (563x699, 31 KB) ファイルの概要 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): PlayStation 2 ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (563x699, 31 KB) ファイルの概要 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): PlayStation 2 ... Four major types of memory cards (from left to right: CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, and xD. A memory card or flash memory card is a solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device used with digital cameras, handheld and Mobile computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other... This is a list of about 1700 games for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game system, both released and unreleased, organized alphabetically by name. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup, suggested by its AFD discussion. ... This is a list of Sony PlayStation 2 games that use the CD-ROM format. ... This is a list of Sony PlayStation 2 games that use the DVD-9 (dual layer) format. ... This is a List of HD Enhanced PS2 games for HDTVs and EDTVs (as well as the games that have a 16:9 widescreen mode). ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... CD redirects here. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... In technology, especially computing (irrespective of platform), a product is said to be backward compatible (or upward compatible) when it is able to take the place of an older product, by interoperating with other products that were designed for the older product. ... MSRP stands for Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Under earlier U.S. state Fair Trade statutes, the manufacturer was able to impose a fixed price for items. ... Four major types of memory cards (from left to right: CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Secure Digital, and xD. A memory card or flash memory card is a solid-state electronic flash memory data storage device used with digital cameras, handheld and Mobile computers, telephones, music players, video game consoles, and other...

The PlayStation 2's DualShock 2 controller is cosmetically similar to the original DualShock.
The PlayStation 2's DualShock 2 controller is cosmetically similar to the original DualShock.

The PS2's DualShock 2 controller is essentially an upgraded PlayStation DualShock; analog face, shoulder and D-pad buttons replaced the digital buttons of the original. Like its predecessor, the DualShock 2 controller has force feedback, which is commonly called the "vibration" function. The standard PlayStation 2 memory card has an 8MB capacity and uses Sony's MagicGate encryption. This requirement prevented the production of memory cards by third parties who did not purchase a license for the Magicgate encryption. The memory card can store PlayStation game saves, but PlayStation games cannot read from or write to the card - it can only be used as a backup. Image File history File links Sonys Piece Of Shit Dual Shock 2 Controller. ... Image File history File links Sonys Piece Of Shit Dual Shock 2 Controller. ... The DualShock (officially DUALSHOCK and occasionally referred to as Dual Shock) is the standard game controller available for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... Analog electronics (or analogue, see analog) are those electronic systems with a continuously variable signal. ... For other uses, see Digital (disambiguation). ... This article is about haptic technology. ... This article is about a unit of data. ... A memory stick with MagicGate technology. ... For other uses of Backup, see Backup (disambiguation). ...


The console also features USB and IEEE 1394 expansion ports. Compatibility with USB and IEEE 1394 devices is dependent on the software supporting the device. For example, the PS2 BIOS will not boot an ISO image from a USB flash drive or operate a USB printer, as the machine's operating system does not include this functionality. By contrast, Gran Turismo 4 is programmed to save screenshots to a USB mass storage device and print images on certain USB printers. A PlayStation 2 HDD can be installed in an expansion bay on the back of the console, with some exceptions (see Hardware revisions below). USB redirects here. ... The 6-pin and 4-pin FireWire 400 Connectors The alternative ethernet-style cabling used by 1394c FireWire is Apple Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... JumpDrive redirects here. ... Gran Turismo 4 (also known as GT4) is a racing video game for Sony PlayStation 2 which is published by Polyphony Digital. ... The USB mass storage device class is a set of computing communications protocols defined by the USB Implementers Forum that run on the Universal Serial Bus. ... PlayStation BB Unit, HDD and Network Adapter The PlayStation 2 Hard Disk Drive (PS2 HDD) was released on July 19, 2001 in Japan (together with the Network Adaptor) and on March 23, 2004 in North America. ... PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay on SCPH-30000 The PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay is a 3. ...


Online

See also: List of PlayStation 2 network games

With the purchase of a separate unit called the Network Adapter (which is built into the slimline model), some PS2 games support online multiplayer. Instead of having a unified, subscription-based online service like Xbox Live, online multiplayer on the PS2 is split between publishers and run on third-party servers. Most recent PS2 online games have been developed to exclusively support broadband Internet access. Xbox Live similarly requires a broadband Internet connection. This list of Network games on the PlayStation 2 lists games that are capable of network-play on the Playstation 2 video game console. ... PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay on SCPH-30000 The PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay is a 3. ... Online games refer to games that are played over some form of computer network. ... A WildBlue Satellite Internet dish. ...


All online PS2 games released in and after 2003 are protected by the Dynamic Network Authentication System (DNAS). The purpose of this system is to prevent piracy and online cheating. DNAS will prevent games from being played online if they are determined to be pirated copies or if they have been modified. Recently, however, methods have been developed to get around this protection by modifying key files in the pirated game. Dynamic Network Authentication System (DNAS) is a proprietary authentication system created by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ... The Cathach of St. ... Cheating in online games are activities that modify the game experience to give one player an unfair advantage over the other players. ...


Also, some unofficial hacks have been made on the PS2 software allowing it to be used as a fully-functional web browser or messenger when connecting to a certain network. The PS2 can also run Linux. The Linux Kit for PlayStation 2 was released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2002 and included the Linux software, keyboard, mouse, VGA adapter, Network Adaptor (Ethernet only) and a 40 GB hard disk drive (HDD). ...


Hardware revisions

The PS2 has undergone many revisions, some only of internal construction and others involving substantial external changes. These are colloquially known among PS2 hardware hackers as V0, V1, V2, etc., up to V15b[15] (as of 2008).


The most obvious variations were the changes in the case design. So the PS2 is differentiated between the original case design and the "slimline" model, which was introduced at the end of 2004. In November 2007, Sony announced a new, physically smaller, version of the slim PS2.[16]


Original case design

The original PlayStation 2 design.
The original PlayStation 2 design.

Three of the original PS2 launch models (SCPH-10000, SCPH-15000, and SCPH-18000) were only sold in Japan, and lacked the expansion bay (Dev9) of current PS2 models. These models included a PCMCIA slot instead of the Dev9 port of newer models. A PCMCIA-to-Dev9 adapter was later made available for these models. SCPH-10000 and SCPH-15000 did not have a built-in DVD movie playback and instead relied on encrypted playback software that was copied to a memory card from an included CD-ROM (normally, the PS2 will only execute encrypted software from its memory card, but see PS2 Independence Exploit). V3 had a substantially different internal structure from the subsequent revisions, featuring several interconnected printed circuit boards. As of V4 everything was unified into one board, except the power supply. V5 introduced minor internal changes, and the only difference between V6 (sometimes called V5.1) and V5 is the orientation of the Power/Reset switch board connector, which was reversed to prevent the use of no-solder modchips. V7 and V8 included only minor revisions to V6. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The PCMCIA is the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, an industry trade association that creates standards for notebook computer peripheral devices. ... The PS2 Independence Exploit allows the execution of homebrew programs on an unmodified PlayStation 2. ... Part of a 1983 Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer board. ... Xenium Mod Chip attached to an Xbox. ...


Assembly of the PS2 moved to the People's Republic of China during the development of V9 (model numbers SCPH-50000 and SCPH-50001). The upgraded console added an infrared port for the optional DVD remote control, removed the IEEE 1394 port, added the capability to read DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs, added progressive-scan output of DVD movies, and added a quieter fan. V10 and V11 were only minor revisions to V9. For other uses, see Infrared (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Remote control (disambiguation). ...


The PS2 standard color is matte black. Several different variations in color have been produced in different quantities and regions, including ceramic white, light yellow, metallic blue (aqua), metallic silver, navy (star blue), opaque blue (astral blue), opaque black (midnight black), pearl white, Sakura purple, satin gold, satin silver, snow white, super red, and transparent blue (ocean blue).[17][18][19][20] This article is about cherry blossoms and their cultural significance to the Japanese. ...


The small PlayStation logo on the front of the disc tray could be rotated ninety degrees clockwise, in order for the logo to be the right way up in both vertical and horizontal console orientations.


Slimline

The redesigned slimline PlayStation 2.
The redesigned slimline PlayStation 2.

In September 2004, Sony unveiled its third major hardware revision (V12, model number SCPH-70000). Available in November 2004, it is smaller, thinner, and quieter than the older versions and includes a built-in Ethernet port (in some markets it also has an integrated modem). Due to its thinner profile, it does not contain the 3.5" expansion bay and therefore does not support the internal hard disk drive. It also lacks an internal power supply, similar to the GameCube, and has a modified MultiTap expansion. The removal of the expansion bay has been criticized as a limitation due to the existence of titles such as Final Fantasy XI, which require the use of the HDD. The official PS2 Linux also requires an expansion bay to function. Currently only the modified MultiTap is sold in stores, meaning that owners of older PS2s must find a used or non-Sony MultiTap in order to have 4 or 8 players during a single game. Third-party connectors can be soldered into the unit giving hard drive support, however IDE connections were completely removed in the V14 revision, thereby eliminating this option. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (905x1793, 78 KB) [edit] ファイルの概要 [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): PlayStation 2 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (905x1793, 78 KB) [edit] ファイルの概要 [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): PlayStation 2 ... Ethernet is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies that operate at many speeds for local area networks (LANs). ... For other uses, see Modem (disambiguation). ... PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay on SCPH-30000 The PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay is a 3. ... PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay on SCPH-30000 The PlayStation 2 Expansion Bay is a 3. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... PlayStation 2 Multitap Hudson Soft released a Super Famicom Multitap in the shape of Bombermans face. ... Final Fantasy XI ), also known as Final Fantasy XI: Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) as a part of the Final Fantasy video game series. ... The Linux Kit for PlayStation 2 was released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2002 and included the Linux software, keyboard, mouse, VGA adapter, Network Adaptor (Ethernet only) and a 40 GB hard disk drive (HDD). ...

Comparison of the Slimline PlayStation 2 design with the PlayStation 2, with an Eye Toy on top.
Comparison of the Slimline PlayStation 2 design with the PlayStation 2, with an Eye Toy on top.

There are some disputes on the numbering for this PS2 version,[citation needed] since there are actually two sub-versions of the SCPH-70000. One of them includes the old EE and GS chips, and the other contains the newer unified EE+GS chip, but otherwise they are identical. Since the V12 version had already been established for this model, there were some disputes regarding these sub-versions. Two propositions were to name the old model (with separate EE and GS chips) V11.5 and the newer model V12, and to name the old model V12 and the newer model V13. Currently, most people use V12 for both models, or V12 for the old model and V13 for the newer one. SONY Playstation 2 Slim version See also another angle An Eye Toy and the new slim SONY Playstation 2 sits on top of the original thick Playstation 2 for comparison. ... SONY Playstation 2 Slim version See also another angle An Eye Toy and the new slim SONY Playstation 2 sits on top of the original thick Playstation 2 for comparison. ... The Eye Toy is a digital camera device for the PlayStation 2 similar to a webcam. ...


The V12 model was first released in black, but a silver edition is available in the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, France, Italy, South Africa, and most recently, North America. It is unknown whether or not this will follow the color schemes of the older model, although a limited edition Pink PS2 has become available since March 2007.


V12 (or V13) was succeeded by V14 (SCPH-75001 and SCPH-75002), which contains integrated EE and GS chips, and different ASICs compared to previous revisions, with some chips having a copyright date of 2005, compared to 2000 or 2001 for earlier models. It also has a different lens and some compatibility issues with a different number of PlayStation games and even some PS2 games. The acronym ASIC, depending on context, may stand for: Application-specific integrated circuit ASIC programming language Australian Securities and Investments Commission This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


In the beginning of 2005 it was found that some black slimline console power transformers bought between November and December 2004 were faulty and could overheat. The units were recalled by Sony, with the company supplying a replacement model made in 2005.


Later hardware revisions had better compatibility with PlayStation games (Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions operates on most silver models); however, the new Japanese slim models have more issues with playing PlayStation games than the first PS2 revisions.[citation needed]

The mainboard of the new silver slim PS2(model SCPH-79000).

In 2006, Sony released the latest hardware revisions (V15, model numbers SCPH-77001a and SCPH-77001b). It was first released in Japan on September 15, 2006, including the Silver limited edition. After its release in Japan, it was then released in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. The new revision uses an integrated, unified EE+GS chip, a redesigned ASIC, a different laser lens, an updated BIOS, and updated drivers. is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In July of 2007, Sony started shipping a revision of the slimline PlayStation 2 (SCPH-79000) featuring a reduced weight of 600 grams compared to 900 grams of the SCPH-77001, achieved through a reduction in parts. The unit also uses a smaller motherboard as well as a custom ASIC which houses the Emotion Engine, Graphics Synthesizer, and the RDRAM. The AC adaptor's weight was also reduced to 250 grams from the 350 grams in the previous revision.[21] This revision is currently shipping in retail game stores. Another refinement of the slimline PlayStation 2 (SCPH-90000) was announced for release in Japan on November 22, 2007, with an overhauled internal design that incorporates the power supply into the console itself, with a further reduced total weight of 720 grams.[2] The acronym ASIC, depending on context, may stand for: Application-specific integrated circuit ASIC programming language Australian Securities and Investments Commission This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is a CPU developed and manufactured by Sony and Toshiba for use in the Sony PlayStation 2. ... Sony Emotion Engine CPU The Emotion Engine is the name of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) used in Sony PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... Direct Rambus DRAM or DRDRAM (sometimes just called Rambus DRAM or RDRAM) is a type of synchronous dynamic RAM, designed by the Rambus Corporation. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


PSX

Main article: PSX (DVR)

Sony also manufactered a consumer device called the PSX that can be used as a digital video recorder and DVD burner in addition to playing PS2 games. The device, which was only released in Japan, was poorly received, with some major features absent from the first revisions of the hardware, and has thus far experienced very weak sales in Japan, in spite of major price drops.[22] The machine's future continues to be uncertain, with North American and European launches considered to be distant, if at all, especially since the release of the PlayStation 3. PSX is the name of a Sony media center, digital video recorder, and DVD recorder based on the PlayStation 2 video game console. ... PSX is the name of a Sony media center, digital video recorder, and DVD recorder based on the PlayStation 2 video game console. ... Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a satellite cable set-top box. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ...


Accessories

The PlayStation 2's DualShock 2 controller is largely identical to the PlayStation's DualShock, with the same basic functionality; however, it includes analog pressure sensitivity on the face, shoulder and D-pad buttons, is lighter and includes two more levels of vibration. The L2 and R2 buttons are also significantly larger. The fact that the design did not change pleased some consumers who were already used to the DualShock controller.[citation needed] The DualShock (officially DUALSHOCK and occasionally referred to as Dual Shock) is the standard game controller available for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... PlayStation BB Unit, HDD and Network Adapter The PlayStation 2 Hard Disk Drive (PS2 HDD) was released on July 19, 2001 in Japan (together with the Network Adaptor) and on March 23, 2004 in North America. ... The EyeToy is a color digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. ... The PlayStation 2 Headset. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A game controller is an input device used to control a video game. ... An analog or analogue signal is any time continuous signal where some time varying feature of the signal is a representation of some other time varying quantity. ... Oscillation is the variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value (often a point of equilibrium) or between two or more different states. ...

EyeToy USB camera.
Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller compatible with the PlayStation 2.

Optional hardware includes DualShock or DualShock 2 controllers, a PS2 DVD remote control, an internal or external HDD, a network adapter, horizontal and vertical stands, PlayStation or PS2 memory cards, light guns (GunCon), fishing rod and reel controllers. Also available are various cables and interconnects, including the Multitap for PlayStation or PS2, S-Video, RGB, SCART, VGA (for progressive scan games and PS2 Linux only), component and composite video cables, an RF modulator, a USB camera (EyeToy), dance pads for Dance Dance Revolution, In the Groove, and Pump It Up titles, Konami microphones for use with the Karaoke Revolution games, dual microphones (sold with and used exclusively for SingStar games), various "guitar" controllers (for the Guitar Freaks series and Guitar Hero series), the drum set controller (sold in a box set (or by itself) with a "guitar" controller and a USB microphone for use with Rock Band), Onimusha 3 katana controller, Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller, a USB keyboard and mouse, and a headset. Unlike the PlayStation, which required the use of an official Sony PlayStation mouse to play mouse-compatible games, the few PS2 games with mouse support work with standard PC-compatible USB mice. Early versions of the PS2 could be networked via an iLink port, though this had little game support and was dropped. The original PS2 multitap cannot be plugged into the newer slim models (as the multitap connects to the memory card slot as well as the controller slot and the memory card slot on the slimline is shallower). New slim-design multitaps are manufactured for these models, however third-party adapters also exist to permit original multitaps to be used. Some third party manufacturers have created devices that allow disabled people to access the PS2 through ordinary switches etc. One such device is the PS2-SAP from LEPMIS. Image File history File links Eyetoybox. ... Image File history File links Eyetoybox. ... The EyeToy is a color digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Homebrew development

Sony released a version of the Linux operating system for the PS2 in a package that also includes a keyboard, mouse, Ethernet adapter and HDD. Currently, Sony's online store states that the Linux kit is no longer for sale in North America. However as of July 2005, the European version was still available. The kit boots by installing a proprietary interface, the run-time environment, which is on a region-coded DVD, so the European and North America kits only work with a PS2 from their respective regions. Linux for PlayStation 2 is a kit released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2002 that allows the PlayStation 2 console to be used as a personal computer. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... A 104-key PC US English QWERTY keyboard layout The Dvorak Simplified Keyboard layout A standard Hebrew keyboard showing both Hebrew and QWERTY. A computer keyboard is a peripheral partially modelled after the typewriter keyboard. ... Operating a mechanical 1: Pulling the mouse turns the ball. ... Ethernet is a large, diverse family of frame-based computer networking technologies that operate at many speeds for local area networks (LANs). ... Typical hard drives of the mid-1990s. ... North American redirects here. ... Computer programming (often simply programming) is the craft of implementing one or more interrelated abstract algorithms using a particular programming language to produce a concrete computer program. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


In Europe and Australia, the PS2 comes with a free Yabasic interpreter on the bundled demo disc. This allows simple programs to be created for the PS2 by the end-user. This was included in a failed attempt to circumvent a UK tax by defining the console as a "computer" if it contained certain software.[citation needed] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Yabasic (Yet Another BASIC) is a free BASIC programming language interpreter for the Win32 and Unix platforms. ...


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Controversies

Disc read error

Owners of early PS2 models purchased from launch until July 2003 often reported faulty optical drives in their consoles.[23] The earliest drives suffered from a constantly misaligning laser lens, which could also result in discs being scratched by the lens. [24] Later defects were the result of a shift in voltage to the laser. The first problem was easily remedied by opening the console's casing and tweaking a cog that controlled the lens's distance from the disc; however, this action voided the console's warranty. The second problem could be fixed by using an oscillator. After many consoles had broken down, a class action lawsuit was filed against Sony. Sony agreed to provide free repair or replacement for the faulty consoles and continued to do so until February 2005.[citation needed] Optical Storage is made possible by data storage devices such as optical discs and holographic storage systems. ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ... International safety symbol Caution, risk of electric shock (ISO 3864), colloquially known as high voltage symbol. ... In commercial and consumer transactions, a warranty is an obligation that an article or service sold is as factually stated or legally implied by the seller, and that often provides for a specific remedy such as repair or replacement in the event the article or service fails to meet the... Oscillation is the periodic variation, typically in time, of some measure as seen, for example, in a swinging pendulum. ... Civil action redirects here. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


Another problem that could cause a disc read error is wear on the coupling in the head assembly to the worm gear that moves the laser. A symptom of this is a loud repetitive clicking sound. This sound can also be heard on older systems when playing blue or black disks. These problems rarely occur on newer consoles.[citation needed] Worm and worm gear A worm gear, or worm wheel, is a type of gear that engages with a worm to greatly reduce rotational speed, or to allow higher torque to be transmitted. ...


A class action lawsuit was launched in 2005 against Sony with regards to this issue. It was settled [25] by allowing those who purchased a defective console to receive $25, a free game, free repairs, or a new console.


Capabilities

Before the PS2 was even released in Japan, there were controversies over the capabilities of the PS2. Japan initially imposed export restrictions on the PS2. The PS2 was even said to contain parts, especially its powerful graphics hardware, which could be used to simulate the effects of military ballistic missiles.[26]


Technical specifications

The specifications of the PlayStation 2 console are as follows, with hardware revisions: Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

ASIC that incorporates the EE, GS, and system memory (found in silver slim PS2s. Model SCPH-79000)
ASIC that incorporates the EE, GS, and system memory (found in silver slim PS2s. Model SCPH-79000)
  • CPU: 64-bit/128-bit "Emotion Engine" clocked at 294 MHz (299 MHz on newer versions), 10.5 million transistors
    • System Memory: 32 MB (MiB) Direct Rambus or RDRAM
    • Memory bus Bandwidth: 3.2 gigabytes per second
    • Main processor: MIPS R5900 CPU core, 64 bit
    • Coprocessor: FPU (Floating Point Multiply Accumulator × 1, Floating Point Divider × 1)
    • Vector Units: VU0 and VU1 (Floating Point Multiply Accumulator × 9, Floating Point Divider × 1), 128 bit, at 150 MHz.
      • VU0 typically used for physics and other gameplay type things
      • VU1 typically used for polygon transformations, lighting and other visual based calculations
    • Floating Point Performance: 6.2 gigaFLOPS (single precision 32-bit floating point)
      • FPU 0.64 gigaFLOPS
      • VU0 2.44 gigaFLOPS
      • VU1 3.08 gigaFLOPS (with Internal 0.64 gigaFLOP EFU)
    • 3D CG Geometric transformation(VU0+VU1 parallel): 66 million polygons per second
      • 3D CG Geometric transformations under curved surfaces: 16 million polygons per second
      • 3D CG Geometric transformations at peak movements/effects(textures)/lights(VU0+VU1): 15-20 million polygons per second (dependant on if series or parallel T&L)
      • Actual real-world polygons (per frame):500-650k at 30fps, 250-325k at 60fps
    • Compressed Image Decoder: MPEG-2
    • I/O Processor interconnection: Remote Procedure Call over a serial link, DMA controller for bulk transfer
    • Cache memory: Instruction: 16 KB (KiB), Data: 8 KB + 16 KB (ScrP)
  • GPU: "Graphics Synthesizer" clocked at 147 MHz
    • Pixel pipelines: 16
    • Video output resolution: variable from 256x224 to 1280x1024 pixels
    • 4 MB (MiB) Embedded DRAM video memory bandwidth at 48 gigabytes per second (main system 32 MB can be dedicated into VRAM for off-screen materials)
      • Texture buffer bandwidth: 9.6 GB/s
      • Frame buffer bandwidth: 38.4 GB/s
    • DRAM Bus width: 2560-bit (composed of three independent buses: 1024-bit write, 1024-bit read, 512-bit read/write)
    • Pixel Configuration: RGB: Alpha:Z Buffer (24:8, 15:1 for RGB, 16, 24, or 32-bit Z buffer)
    • Dedicated connection to: Main CPU and VU1
    • Overall Pixel fillrate: 16x147 = 2.352 Gpixel/s (rounded to 2.4 Gpixel/s)
      • Pixel fillrate: with no texture, flat shaded 2.4(75,000,000 32pixel raster triangles)
      • Pixel fillrate: with 1 full texture(Diffuse Map), Gouraud shaded 1.2 (37,750,000 32-bit pixel raster triangles)
      • Pixel fillrate: with 2 full textures(Diffuse map + specular or alpha or other), Gouraud shaded 0.6 (18,750,000 32-bit pixel raster triangles)
    • Multi-pass rendering ability
      • Four passes = 300 Mpixel/s (300 Mpixel/s divided by 32pixel = 9,375,000 triangle/sec lossed every four passes)
  • Audio: "SPU1+SPU2" (SPU1 is actually the CPU clocked at 8 MHz)
  • I/O Processor
    • CPU Core: Original PlayStation CPU (MIPS R3000A clocked at 33.8688 MHz or 37.5 MHz)
    • Sub Bus: 32 Bit
    • Connection to: SPU and CD/DVD controller.
  • Interface Types:
    • 2 proprietary PlayStation controller ports (250 kHz clock for PS1 and 500 kHz for PS2 controllers)
    • 2 proprietary Memory Card slots using MagicGate encryption (250 kHz for PS1 cards, up to 2 MHz for PS2 cards)
    • Expansion Bay (PCMCIA on early models for PCMCIA Network Adaptor and External Hard Disk Drive) DEV9 port for Network Adaptor
    • Modem and Internal Hard Disk Drive
    • IEEE 1394 (only in SCPH 10xxx – 3xxxx)
    • Infrared remote control port (SCPH 5000x and newer) — IEEE 1394 port removed and Infrared port added in SCPH-50000 and later hardware versions.
    • 2 USB 1.1 ports with an OHCI-compatible controller.
  • Disc Drive type: 24x (PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM, PlayStation format CD-ROM), 4x (Supported DVD formats) — Region-locked with anti-copy protection. Can't read "Gold Discs" i.e., normal CD-ROMs.
  • Supported Disc Media: PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM, PlayStation format CD-ROM, Compact Disc Audio, PlayStation 2 format DVD-ROM (4.7 GB), DVD Video (4.7 GB). Later models are DVD-9 (8.5 GB Dual-Layer), DVD+RW, and DVD-RW compatible.

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See also

Sony PlayStation Portal 

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A handheld game console is a lightweight, portable electronic machine for playing video games. ... The PocketStation is a miniature game console created by Sony as a peripheral for the PlayStation. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... The PSP Slim & Lite (the name it is packaged as in the PAL territories)[2][3] is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... An arcade system board is a standardized printed circuit board or group of printed circuit boards that are used as the basis for multiple arcade games with very similar hardware requirements. ... The Namco System 11 is an arcade system board released by Namco in 1994. ... The Namco System 246 is a development of the Sony Playstation 2 technology as a basis for an arcade system board. ... This is a list of games for the Sony PlayStation video game system, organized alphabetically by name. ... This is a list of about 1700 games for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game system, both released and unreleased, organized alphabetically by name. ... This is a list of the released and upcoming games for the Sony PlayStation 3 video game console, organized alphabetically by name. ... This is a list of games on the Sony PlayStation Portable handheld game console, both released and in development. ... This is a list of PlayStation Network games for the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable video game systems, downloaded via the PS3. ... These are PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable games that have been made Greatest Hits games in the US by Sony. ... The Platinum Range is a Sony PlayStation budget range in the PAL regions, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and continental Europe. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... Official logo for PlayStation Network PlayStation Network, often abbreviated to PSN in the gaming community, is Sonys free online service provided for use with their PlayStation 3 [1] and PlayStation Portable video game consoles. ... PlayStation Store (PS Store) is Sonys PlayStation Network online shopping service provided for use with either its PlayStation 3 video game console or a Personal Computer. ... The PlayStation Home logo Home (trademarked as Homeâ„¢ and known more practically as PlayStation Home) is a community-based service for the PlayStation Network which has been in development since early 2007. ... Central Station logo Central Station is the main portal for PAL regions where people can view new game releases, change account details and enter online events for the PlayStation 2 and PSP consoles. ... Sonys Analog Joystick (SCPH-1110) The PlayStation Analog Joystick (SCPH-1110) is Sonys first analog controller for the PlayStation, and is the precursor to the PlayStation Dual Analog Controller. ... The PlayStation Dual Analog Controller (SCPH-1150 in Japan, SCPH-1180 in the United States and SCPH-1180e in Europe) is Sonys first attempt at a handheld analog controller for the PlayStation, and the predecessor to the DualShock. ... The DualShock (officially DUALSHOCK and occasionally referred to as Dual Shock) is the standard game controller available for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 video game consoles. ... Many accessories enhance the use and features of Sonys PlayStation 3 game system and games. ... The EyeToy is a color digital camera device, similar to a webcam, for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. ... The PlayStation Eye (trademarked PLAYSTATION Eye) is a digital camera device for the PlayStation 3 video game console, and the successor to the EyeToy for the PlayStation 2 (and may end up being called the Eye Toy 2 by young users). ... The PSP Camera (model PSP-300) is a digital camera peripheral by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable handheld video game system. ... The Net Yaroze is a development kit for the PlayStation video game console. ... Linux for PlayStation 2 is a kit released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2002 that allows the PlayStation 2 console to be used as a personal computer. ... Ubuntu Linux installed on a PS3 The PlayStation 3 is capable of running Linux operating systems if installed on the console hard disk. ... Play TV (formerly known as Canal 21 and Rede 21) is a Brazilian youth-oriented terrestrial television network, owned by Grupo Bandeirantes. ... PlayStation 3 System Software ), or Firmware, is the upgradeable software and operating system of the PlayStation 3. ... PlayStation Portable System Software is the official, updateable firmware for the PlayStation Portable. ... XMB on a PSX PSX XMB on a Sony BRAVIA TV The XrossMediaBar (pronounced CrossMediaBar and officially abbreviated as XMB) is an award-winning[1] graphical user interface developed by Sony. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (often abbreviated to OPM) is a U.S.-based video game magazine published by Ziff Davis Media focusing on PlayStation culture, including gaming on the original PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3, and the Sony PSP. Each issue comes with a demo disc (initially... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Sony α (Greek letter alpha) is a digital SLR camera system introduced on June 5, 2006[1]. It utilizes and expands upon Konica Minolta camera technologies, including the Minolta AF SLR lens mount, whose assets were acquired by Sony after the end of Minoltas camera operations in early 2006. ... Sony Betacam-SP VTP BVW-65 Betacam and VHS size comparison Betacam SP L (top), Betacam SP S (left), VHS (right) The early form of Betacam tapes are interchangeable with Betamax, though the recordings are not. ... Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage media format. ... BRAVIA is a Sony brand used to market its high-definition LCD televisions as well as front and rear projection TVs. ... CD redirects here. ... Sony Cyber-shot logo Cyber-shot is a line of digital cameras made by Sony. ... Digital audio tape can also refer to a compact cassette with digital storage. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Sony DV Handycam Handycam is a popular Sony brand used to market its Camcorder. ... Betacam and VHS size comparison Betacam SP L, Betacam SP S, VHS Betacam is a family of half-inch professional videotape formats developed by Sony from 1982 onwards. ... LocationFree Player is an internet-based multifunctional device used to stream DVDs, CATV, and PVR content over the internet. ... This article is about Sonys proprietary memory format. ... See also IBMs VM operating system family, where minidisk refers to a logical unit of storage. ... A MiniDV tape Digital Video (DV) is a video format launched in 1996, and, in its smaller tape form factor MiniDV, has since become one of the standards for consumer and semiprofessional video production. ... The mylo Personal Communicator is a device created and marketed by Sony for portable instant messaging and other internet-based communications, browsing internet web sites (using Opera) and playback and sharing of media files. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... TOSLINK connector (JIS F05) 75 ohm coaxial cable with BNC-to-RCA adapter. ... SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) is Sonys proprietary variation of liquid crystal on silicon, a technology used mainly in projection televisions. ... VAIO logo VAIO, an acronym for Video Audio Integrated Operation, is a sub-brand for many of Sonys computer products. ... A Video8 cassette The 8mm video format refers informally to three related videocassette formats for the NTSC and PAL/SECAM television systems. ... Sony Walkman Official Logo (2000 — present) Various products of the Walkman line Walkman is a popular Sony brand used to market its portable audio and video players. ... Sony Walkman Official Logo (2000 — present) Various products of the Walkman line Walkman is a popular Sony brand used to market its portable audio and video players. ... XDCAM Disc XDCAM is an optical disk based professional video system introduced by Sony in 2003. ... The AIBO ERS-7 resembles a small dog AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt, homonymous with companion in Japanese) is one of several types of robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony; there have been several different models since their introduction in 1999. ... Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... SONY CLIÉ Logo The CLIÉ N760C with its included headphones and the Audio Player program. ... Lissa was a range of HiFi components by Sony, based on the i. ... Mavica FD5, the first digital model. ... Sony NEWS workstation: 2x 68030 @ 25mhz, 1280x1024 256-color display The Sony NEWS was a series of BSD-based Unix workstations sold during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Qualia was a boutique brand of high-end electronics, created by Sony to showcase their best technology. ... The TR-55 The TR-55, released in 1955, was Sonys first transistor radio, and the first to be made in Japan. ... Picture of a Dell-branded Sony Trinitron, still bearing the Trinitron logo. ... Sony U-matic VTR BVU-800 A U-matic tape U-matic is the name of a videocassette format developed by Sony in 1969. ... WEGA (pronounced vega) was a pioneering German radio manufacturer, manufacturing some of Germanys earliest radio sets. ... Corporate information for the Sony Corporation. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... hiya i am trying to find out about sony the electronic company so if you know can you jot down the answers to these questions? when did the company start? how did it start? is it uk,europeon or international company? do they sell from shops,catalogs or internet etc... Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. ... Sony Computer Entertainment, Incorporated ) (SCEI) is a Japanese video game company specializing in a variety of areas in the video game industry, mostly in video game consoles and is a full subsidiary of Sony Corporation that was established on November 16, 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sony Financial Holdings Inc. ... Sony Music Entertainment is a major global record label controlled by the Sony Corporation. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Aiwa was a Japanese consumer electronics company, founded in 1951. ... For an arrangement of Sony Ericsson products, see list of Sony Ericsson products Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established in 2001 by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC is one of the worlds largest music publishing firms. ... S-LCD Corporation (Japanese:エス・エルシーディー) is an electronic company of Japan and Korea. ... ST Liquid Crystal Display Corporation (STLCD) is a 50:50 joint venture between Sony Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation, and was established in 1997. ... Sony NEC Optiarc Inc is a 55:45 (Sony 55%, NEC 45%) joint venture of Sony and NEC, and was established in April 2006. ... Mobile payment means using your cell phone to pay. ... Phil Harrison at the 2006 E3 Phil Harrison is the former British corporate executive and a representative director of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Masaru Ibuka, co-founder of Sony Masaru Ibuka (井深大 Ibuka Masaru, April 11, 1908 in Nikkō City, Japan – December 19, 1997 in Tokyo) was a Japanese electronics industrialist. ... Nobuyuki Idei (出井伸之, Idei Nobuyuki; born November 22, 1937) was the Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation. ... Ken Kutaragi (久夛良木 健 Kutaragi Ken, born August 8, 1950) former Chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEI), the video game division of Sony Corporation until his retirement. ... In January of 2004 Michael Lynton stepped up as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). ... Akio Morita on the cover of his autobiography Made in Japan Akio Morita (盛田昭夫 Morita Akio, January 26, 1921 in Nagoya, Japan – October 3, 1999 in Tokyo) was a co-founder of Sony Corporation. ... Norio Ohga (大賀典雄, ÅŒga Norio, otherwise spelt Norio Oga, born January 29, 1930) is a Japanese electronics businessman who originally trained as an opera singer. ... Amy Pascal (born 1958) is Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group and Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ... Sir Howard Stringer Sir Howard Stringer (born 1942) is a British-American businessman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Corporation, before that he was CEO of the Sony Corporation of America. ... This is a list of video game consoles by the era they appeared in. ... The first generation of video game consoles lasted from 1972 until 1977. ... The Magnavox Odyssey was the worlds first commercially sold video game console. ... Philips Videopac G7000 shown playing Pickaxe Pete The Magnavox Odyssey², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, and also by many other names, was a video game console released in 1978. ... For other uses, see Pong (disambiguation). ... The Telstar is a video game console produced by Coleco which first went on sale in 1976. ... The second generation of video game consoles lasted from 1976 until 1984. ... The Fairchild Channel F is the worlds second cartridge-based video game console, after the Magnavox Odyssey. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... The VC 4000 is an early 8-bit cartridge-based game console released in Germany in 1978 by Interton. ... Magnavox Odyssey² video game console The Magnavox Odyssey², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Philips Odyssey², and also by many other names, is a video game console released in 1978. ... The Intellivision is a video game console released by Mattel in 1979. ... Emerson Arcadia 2001, intended as a portable game console, the Arcadia 2001 was released by Emerson Radio Corp in mid-1982. ... The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, or simply Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari as a replacement for the famous Atari 2600. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Vectrex is an 8-bit video game console developed by General Consumer Electric (GCE) and later bought by Milton Bradley Company. ... The SG-1000 ), which stands for Sega Game 1000, is a cartridge-based video game console manufactured by Sega. ... In the history of video games, the 8-bit era was the third generation of video game consoles, but the first after the video game crash of 1983 and considered by some to be the first modern era of console gaming. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Sega Master System ) or SMS for short (1986 - 2000), is an 8-bit cartridge-based video game console that was manufactured by Sega. ... The Atari 7800 is a video game console released by Atari in June 1986 (a test market release occurred two years earlier). ... In the history of video games, the 16-bit era was the fourth generation of video game consoles. ... For information on the Japanese version of this console, see PC Engine The TurboGrafx 16 is a video game console released by NEC in 1989, for the North American market. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) is a video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988, North America in 1989, and the PAL region in 1990. ... CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by... Neo-Geo is the name of a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese game company SNK. The system offered comparatively colorful 2D graphics and high-quality sound. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... In the history of computer and video games, the 32-bit / 64-bit /3D era was the fifth generation of video game consoles. ... For other uses, see 3DO. Crash n Burn on the 3DO, the systems first bundled title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Atari Jaguar is a video game console that was released in November 1993 to rival the Mega Drive/Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as a powerful next generation platform. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... The PC-FX console The PC-FX was NECs 32-bit sequel to its PC Engine (US:TurboGrafx 16). ... The Nintendo 64, often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The sixth-generation era (sometimes referred to as the 128-bit era; see Number of bits below) refers to the computer and video games, video game consoles, and video game handhelds available at the turn of the 21st century. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark, and Guppy during development) is Segas last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... The Nintendo GameCube (GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... In the history of computer and video games, the seventh generation began on November 21, 2004 with the North American release of the Nintendo DS, followed by the PlayStation Portable on December 12, 2004. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ...

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