PlayStation 2 Logo – PlayStation 2 (usually abbreviated PS2) is the second video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. The PlayStation 2 is the successor to the PlayStation, and competed against the Dreamcast from Sega, the Nintendo Gamecube from Nintendo and the Xbox from Microsoft. Currently still active with a large number of users, competing with the seventh generation consoles, the only console that has achieved a life cycle racing so long that the generation after yours.
One of the main distinctive features are its central processor known as Emotion Engine and Dualshock 2 controller was the first console with hard drive. Also the machine has a DVD reader and 2 USB 1.0 (some drivers use these ports). In the version PlayStation 2 Slim joined an Ethernet port for internet service use Central Station. The same port can be added to the original versions of the console. Some games feature the ability to play through a local area network (LAN), which also allows online play free system through XLink Kai.
Since 2000, the PlayStation 2 has sold over 153 million units about becoming the best selling video game console in history. Currently the most used console and has had more years of service and has managed to compete with advanced consoles like Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 2 is still buying, so it is still active, doing 12 years, a mark hard to beat.