Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC
Games "We've joked about its refusal to die before, but today, finally, the console begins its march into the history books. Having sold over 150 million units since its release in 2000, the PlayStation 2 has today ceased shipping to Japanese retailers, meaning once remaining stock is gone, it's gone. The console was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, and in those twelve years has become - by a longshot - the biggest-selling home video game console of all time." I should play Shadow of the Colossus again.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by sergio on Sat 29th Dec 2012 06:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm really happy to read comments like yours. DC was incredible.

Yeah, PS2 had a huge game catalog and 3rd party support but It was the worst console of his generation. More of the same, zero innovation.

DC had online, DC had VGA output, DC had Shenmue. Even Xbox 1 and Gamecube were better products than PS2.

Playstation created a videogame monoculture very similar to PC/Windows monoculture... and for me that's a really bad thing. I'm very happy to see PS2 dead. The end of a really mediocre era (IMHO).

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 29th Dec 2012 19:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
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2006-01-08

The console is only as good as the games released for it are.

The PS2 hardware wise was a faulty POS (the drive mostly), but it did not matter because it had the most and biggest games of its generation.

DC and Xbox had a couple of decent exclusives and Gamecube... well, it's nintendo, it has its fanbase but personally I'm not feeling the whole mario thing (I guess it's mostly popular in japan and usa).

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RE[3]: Comment by Laurence
by smashIt on Sun 30th Dec 2012 00:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Laurence"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

it had the most and biggest games of its generation.


please name 3 that are not FF, ico or shadow of the colossus

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by crystall on Sat 29th Dec 2012 19:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
crystall Member since:
2007-02-06

DC had online, DC had VGA output, DC had Shenmue. Even Xbox 1 and Gamecube were better products than PS2.


The VGA output was fantastic at the time, playing the games on a monitor was so much crisper than on a TV. It was also a boon for people with limited space (like me and everybody else in a cramped college dorm room) who could share one monitor between a PC and the Dreamcast.

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