The PlayStation 2 is Twenty Years Old Today

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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.

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

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

And the business has grown to be extremely diverse.

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.

The iconic PlayStation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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

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?

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.

Give the poor PS2 a break, will you?!

We would be nothing without you. For more gaming content, keep scrolling to read about the new bed that has been designed specifically for all you avid gamers out there…