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.
Excerpt: Première de ce type dans l'univers console, la PlayStation 2 lit les DVD vidéo, aussi bien qu'un lecteur de salon de gamme moyenne. En revanche, impossible de lire les VCD. Elle lit aussi les formats CD-Rom (jeux Playstation 1) et les CD audio. La vitesse élevée du lecteur réduit le temps de chargement des jeux mais ne l'élimine pas, même pour les jeux PS 1.