Reflecting on the past, was the PlayStation 2 the best gaming machine in history? More than 160 million sales say yes, as does the amazing software lineup.
Yep, The only other that comes really close is the Original DS.
If sales are not the determining factor of greatest console of all time I think the original playstation beats the PS2 when it comes to software.. There were some amazing games on playstation.
wii u= best console ever
The PS2 expanded the market grater than any other console.
no no no, youre all wrong. Ouya wins.
Looking back, The jump from the PS1 / N64 to the PS2 was a massive generation jump. Much more substantial than ps2 to Ps3, Ps3 to Ps4. Ps2 to PS3 was also fairly big though. And so far I think PS3 to PS4 has been the smallest. However, things do get better with every generation obviously.
SNES to N64 was the biggest leap.
PS2 helped to continue to spread gaming around the world for cheap. The "rest of the world" outside of the US are still using their PS2's.
Lol it really did, I convinced my parents to go half with me back in the day, because it was a dvd player as well ^^
No Shit,we still have tons of modded PS2 on sale in our country. When my PS4,Wii U failed I will come back to PS2 to a lot it's one of the best console for gaming on the cheap,and the experience is priceless! I still play a lot of games on it like Ridge Racer V,GT3,Outrun Coast 2 Coast,Sega Rally Championship 1995,etc!
Man, Ps2 game library was awesome, hopefully history repeats itself with the the Ps4.
PS1 and PS2 are the two best consoles, in my opinion
The PS1 was phenomenal, but I would probably rank both the NES and SNES ahead of it.
too bad... i can emulate both of those consoles in my pc........
...what does that have to do with anything?
For me it was the Xbox Original, the library of games was really lacking but it was the first place I played multiplayer gaming online with Halo. I also had a Ps2 and tried socom but it was not the same
Socom not the same as Halo? <_> You set yourself up for disappointment there friend. On topic: Personally the Ps2 was my fave console. It's install base was huge! All of my friends owned it (NOT ONLY because the other owned it may i add, wasn't peer pressure). Sure it was the first Playstation console to introduce online mp features but during that time it wasn't big, so there was no competitiveness. Everything felt simpler when we only cared about the story, characters, and experience. And not how many headshots we got in 1 match. The gaming library was huge and diverse and had the entire Playstation1 library of games along with it!! There was rarely a "drought". Speaking of games, they were complete, no microtransactions, no costume & "necessary to understand the whole f**king story" dlc, no nickle & diming the consumer basically. Now we have console wars, microtransactions, a crazy multiplayer craze where the only people you'll face are angry teenagers who cuss like it's cool and t-bagging teenagers who t-bag more than lipton, because they think it's funny... Don't get me wrong i still love gaming and i'll never stop, but stuff was better back then. Cheaper too. *Hugs empty wallet*
Dude everything you said is wrong. Console wars been around for the longest. Especially during the Sega/NES era. Microtransaction exist back than to. However, it was more of a PC thing. And angry gamers are a new thing? When I was kid, my friend literally attack me because I beat him in Tom and Jerry Fists of Furry. Angry gamers have always and will always exist. And gaming was cheaper back then? It is technically the same pricing as of today, if not today being cheaper. I don't know how you shop for your games, but I have been saving tons of money. You are acting like everything back then was peaceful and all smiles in gaming. If you think that, you are purely naive. Yes things changed. The way we game has changed. There are somethings I wish that can come back, but change is an unavoidable thing.
You really didn't expect SOCOM to be like Halo, did you? I love them both equally but for very different reasons.
Yes cause it wasn't just PS2 you can play PS1 on it. It's like having the best library of games PS1+PS2 games like FF7 to FF12? Castlevania, suikoden, resident evil, mgs almost every game at your hand with a single console.
a shame PS4 couldn't manage the same feature..
PS1 + PS2 era was like a golden age for JRPG fans like me.
It had the best games .
PS2 era was my high school years. Those were some crazy and interesting days.
NES is the GOAT.
Yes, mainly because it had games for every type of gamer. RPG's, Platform, Shooters, fighting games, puzzle games. You couldn't ask for more.
Maybe but it is a toss up between PS2, PS3 and NES for me.
ps2 snes ps1 n64
hello no N64 all the way.
Upside down PS1 FTW!
Sideways NES FTW, lol
Look. PS2 was life then. Everything else? No. End.
not for me. i refused to buy one due to my bad experiences with the 1st one...did i miss out on some great games? most likely, but i can live with that... didn't bother with a ps3 either.
Dreamcast master race reporting in
ps2 days were awesome, so wish you could turn time back. although I slightly favoured xbox due to the clancy games.
PS2 was great, but SNES is miles ahead.
I think the PS1 was the best console. I bought probably 7 and wore them out playing all the games! Loved the RPGs and the vast library it had. Got into lots of games I really enjoyed. Games like the original RE, Twisted Metal, and Tenchu (I really miss that one).
Hmmm, not sure if there is such a thing as best console. Do think that there was a very good time to be a gamer as there were a lot of good games that came out. We believe that this was probably a golden age of gaming. And we would say from the 4th-6th generation of consoles. We aren't saying that the other generations weren't good. just think that the 4th-6th were probably the best out thus far. Maybe this generation will become as good as those or at least close to those generations. But not so sure it can be that way. It all depends on what games come out during this generation and stuff.
PS1 or PS2 anything else is a hahaha no from me.
Snes, PS1, PS2 best squaresoft (SquareEnix) Era
This Old school RPG miss me, bring back active wait battle system and good story that was the sucess of these games
Sega Dreamcast, Sega was pushing online gaming, the keyboard and mouse for there big mmo type game. An it had dlc for some titles an work with Windows CE. PS2 later got some of Dreamcast titles like Grandia 2 (which was a bad port), I even have my my old Dreamcast. My PS2 die, sold Gamecube to get a mothers day gift and sold my Xbox to a friend that lost everything he owned (with Halo CE, Halo 2, Fable Lost Chapters, Jade Empires LE and DOA BV).
I also had a dreamcast and put it ahead of the ps2. Sure the ps2 had more support and a larger library but the dreamcast was trying something different with built in online play, and those vmu memory cards which let you continue to play some games (to a degree) when not home. Not to mention it was the only system to date that let you play copied games without a modchip. I enjoyed almost every game on the dreamcast... Except for shenmu, that game bored the hell out of me "looking for sailors." :p
I almost agree with this article. 6th gen had the best software (good games easily over weighted the bad ones) and the machine itself was relativly affordable and worked as a functional DVD player (where PS1 was only a CD player and couldnt play any videos) but still, the only reason why I would rate PS1 higher is because the hardware was considerably more reliable. Both of my PS2's are slowly dying (one semi early fat model, one later slim model) and have minor problems but my PS1 is still going very strong with only the controller having some problems, I have gone through 5 PS2 controllers in a much shorter time.
PS2 was a fantastic console, but for me personally the original xbox is still my favourite console of all time. Just for the games that i played on xbox live and the great people i met on there. nothing has come close since in my opinion.
Yes it is.
PS2 was the tits for me. you remember how PS1 had massive library of JRPG's? and you know how PS2 had massive library of JRPG's? and you know how PS2 was backwards compatible with PS1?' I ****ING LOVE JRPGS so yeah, that's probably the biggest reason for me personally not to mention all the other great games that weren't JRPG's like Metal Gear Solid 2, Katamari Damacy, GTA:SA, Okami ,the beforementioned JRPG's. just, alot of great games. i'm hoping that the PS4 will become as succesful because we could use another console with massive library of good games PS3 had a decent library but it wasn't anywhere near the PS2 quantity
Realistically xbox 360 was. The games coupled with the fantastic online infrastructure made it a blast to play on. 1. x360 2. ps2 3. ps1
PS2 was indeed a great console but the best ever would be the PS1 just because it started out many great series of games.
Sega Dreamcast offered more than ps2 only thing ps2 offered different was a dvd player which really had nothing to do with gaming but a neat feature while the dreamcast had innovative features for gaming like being the first to bring online console gaming also able to surf the net had the vmu which worked as 3 features being a memory card, mini gaming device, and a controller screen that interact with the game you were playing. also mic to talk to other players online. they were doing things others consoles at the time weren't doing and brought something new and innovative to the table that you see as a standard for consoles you use and see today. as ps2 having the best selling console the dreamcast to me for very good reasons is the best console.
Snes. Final Fight, Star Fox, Goof Troop, and Super Mario world. Good times.
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