The PlayStation 2 is Twenty Years Old Today | 22 Words

Warning: This article is full of all the noughties nostalgia, and may make you feel very old.

But a celebration is in order... Because our favorite gaming console, the Playstation 2 has turned twenty-years-old today! Yeah, I told you it'd make you feel ancient.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to read some of the internet's best memories of the console.

The Sony PlayStation is one of the most popular game consoles out there.

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Alongside the Microsoft Xbox, the PlayStation is perhaps one of the most used consoles for gaming in the world.

Sony dates all the way back to 1946.

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It was founded in the wake of World War II after Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in Tokyo, Japan.

But it wasn't until 1958 when the name Sony was incorporated...

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And the business has grown to be extremely diverse.

The company has expanded into many different industries...

This includes professional electronics, entertainment, financial services, the music industry, gaming, and the TV industry.

They own the largest music entertainment business in the world.

So it's certainly safe to say that they are a company that knows what they're doing.

But what Sony is best known for is...

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The iconic PlayStation.

The PlayStation first launched in 1994...

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And fast-forward twenty-five-years, the PlayStation has since had 8 different generations including many other pieces of hardware and add-ons.

PlayStation 4 was announced in 2013...

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And this was also when the PlayStation App was introduced, allowing users to use their smartphones and tablets as a second screen to enhance gameplay.

The technology now used is truly amazing...

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And Sony is now one of the leading technology companies in the world.

With the PlayStation 4 being a little bit on the rusty side...

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Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the new generation PlayStation, the Playstation 5.

But even with all this amazing new technology...

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We have to credit our favorite console... The PlayStation 2.

The PlayStation 2 revolutionized the world of gaming...

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And, to this day, remains the most popular gaming console of all time.

The PS2 has always been about that good, old fashioned fun.

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And it has stayed true to its no-nonsense roots, despite being sometimes overshadowed by it's more glamorous generations (PlayStation 5, I'm looking at you.)

It's brought us some true classics over the years...

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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, The Simpsons Hit & Run, Final Fantasy X, just to name a few.

So, today, a celebration is in order...

Because it is the PS2's 20th birthday! The humble PS2 was launched in Japan on this day in 2000, a staggering twenty-years-ago. Feel old yet?

No, you're getting emotional...

They grow up so fast, don't they?

The console's twentieth birthday has called for many Twitter users to reminisce on the good times they've had...

Okay, we all remember the relief of this.

But we all remember the sheer pain of this too...

It isn't even worth speaking about.

Alright, we all have our flaws...

Give the poor PS2 a break, will you?!

Happy birthday to the OG console.

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