Excerpt: Da Introduction: Finally, Sony's PlayStation 2 has hit North America, a long awaited arrival since the Japanese version has been out for almost a year now, and over 2 million of the units have sold there. However, a lot of North Americans are still going to have to wait to get their hands on Sony's new black wonder box, because it's in such short supply due to a parts shortage.
Summary: It's a measure of just how well PS2 has done since its launch in 2000 that it still gets plenty of shelf space now, seven years later. And even if you're a next-gen snob whose eyes itch if they look at any graphics less than 1080p, this old warhorse still has plenty to offer. It's also, of course, dirt cheap – never mind the list price of £95, you can pick them up off eBay or Amazon Marketplace for £50, often with some games. Games, games, games And what games.
Excerpt: Having had the opportunity to play with a PlayStation 2 for some time, specifically to test its DVD playback capabilities, it falls definitely into the games console that can play DVDs classification. It is, however, a lot better than I expected at playing DVDs and is more than adequate at this task for the casual user.
Conclusion: Au-delà de ses capacités graphiques et sonores, c’est sa compatibilité avec les jeux de la génération précédente et la possibilité de l'utiliser comme lecteur de CD audio et de DVD vidéo qui en font l'une des meilleures consoles du moment.