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The PlayStation 2 is a video game console manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. It can play PlayStation games, PlayStation 2 games, CDs, and some DVDs. It was the first successor system for the PlayStation systems. The PS2 has one of the longest continuation dates for a console (March 4, 2000 - January 4, 2013). The PlayStation 3 is the PS2's successor. The best selling game for the PlayStation 2 was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with a total 17.33 million copies sold (as of February 2009). The PS2 has the largest amount of sales for a video game console. The PlayStation 2 was backwards compatible with PlayStation 1 games. The PlayStation 2 has had the most units sold in the whole PlayStation series, with about 158 million units sold!


The PS2 is the longest lasting console of all time. Over 2,000 games have been released for the system. Its games went on to make it the best selling console of all time. The PlayStation 2 sold 100,000 consoles on its first day.


The PS2 Slimline is a redesign model of the PlayStation 2. The size between the original model and the Slimline model are very noticeable.