Happy 15th birthday, PlayStation 2! Sony launched their second home console in Japan on March 4, 2000, with games such as Street Fighter EX3 and Kessen. Eventually, the PS2 became not only the best-selling console of its generation, but the best-selling console overall, with over 155 million units sold worldwide. » 3/04/15 6:30am 3/04/15 6:30am

I Picked The Wrong Time To Buy A Used PlayStation 2

During January's sojourn to Kotaku headquarters in NYC, I stopped by the fabled Video Games New York, where I picked up a scratched but serviceable PlayStation 2 for $80. Today GameStop announced it is once again accepting trade-ins of the best-selling game system of all time. My timing sucks. » 3/02/15 11:41am 3/02/15 11:41am

The Man Named PlayStation And Other Fascinating PS2 Facts

The PlayStation 2 was so beloved by its owners that a man in Britain legally changed his name to PlayStation 2 and looked into marrying his system. Did You Know Gaming's latest video looks at this and other weird facts about the best-selling console of all-time. » 11/16/14 3:00pm 11/16/14 3:00pm

Gaming Heads has announced the follow-up to their Jak and Daxter figurine from last year. The new figure, which is based on the Jak II version of Jak and Daxter, is priced at $210, and limited to 850 pieces. For an extra $10, you can also grab the exclusive version, which is "painted in a special bronze finish." » 7/11/14 4:20am 7/11/14 4:20am

You'll Never Unsee This Gallery Of Grotesque PlayStation 2 Ads

Mangled bodies, pierced and tattooed newborns, panty sniffers and twisted mutations — this is how advertising agency TBWA sold the PlayStation 2 in France. » 3/29/14 3:00pm 3/29/14 3:00pm

Found by Redditor Hulk_Pants in Egypt, this GTA V bootleg has everything on its cover (even Patrick Brown's art and the helicopter on the top left side!). According to him, it is GTA: San Andreas for the Playstation 2, with modded Trevor, Franklin and Michael skins. That's just too much effort for a bad knockoff! » 10/08/13 8:30am 10/08/13 8:30am

The Short Life Of The PS2 In China

China's game console ban might finally be lifted, so it's a good time to look back at the case study that was the PlayStation 2. During the course of the 13 year-old console ban, the one home console that was allowed to be sold, albeit for just a short time, was the PlayStation 2. » 9/30/13 8:00am 9/30/13 8:00am

Drakengard 3 Isn't Just About Making A Sequel... Not Entirely

It's been 10 years since Drakengard (Called Drag On Dragoon in Japan) was released for the PlayStation 2 and 8 years since the release of its sequel, Drakengard 2. Now, Drakengard 3 is on the way, and according to producer Takamasa Shiba, it's the perfect time for it. » 4/04/13 7:00am 4/04/13 7:00am

Believe It or Not, The PlayStation 2 Is Getting More Expensive in Japan

Something is only worth what people will pay for it. And these days, they'll pay more for a PlayStation 2 in Japan. Capitalism! » 2/19/13 4:30am 2/19/13 4:30am

The Japanese PS2's Last Game Gets A Release Date

A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the Japanese PlayStation 2 has one unreleased game left » 12/27/12 8:00am 12/27/12 8:00am. For the longest time, this title, , had been simply labeled as "Release date: 2013." Now, at last, it has an official release date.

Why Resident Evil 4 Became a Nintendo Exclusive

Resident Evil 4 » 12/14/12 6:20am 12/14/12 6:20am was released as a GameCube exclusive. And when Capcom ported the game to the PlayStation 2, creator Shinji Mikami is quoted as saying he would "cut [his] own head off". That infamous quote was probably a mistranslation. But there's a reason why Mikami seemed so antagonistic towards Sony. What's more,…

The PlayStation 2 Still Has One New Game Left To Offer...

The PlayStation 2 has come a long way. Since its initial release in Japan on March 4th back in the year 2000 (October 26th for the west), the successor to the original PlayStation console reigned for years as THE home console to have and continues to sell to this day » 9/27/12 7:00am 9/27/12 7:00am. But while the console may sell, what about new…

The Kama Sutra PlayStation Game Pitch Sony Turned Down

Game publishers get all manner of weird game pitches. Sometimes, one man's weird pitch is another man's potential goldmine... especially when sexual positions are involved. » 7/11/12 7:00pm 7/11/12 7:00pm

The PS2 Controller Reborn as a Robotic Larva Controller!

When Chiba Institute of Technology students build a radio controlled Molga from the Zoids universe, they needed something to control it. That something was a PS2 DualShock 2. » 8/30/11 4:00am 8/30/11 4:00am

How Unusual Was The 3DS Price Cut?

Many people in the gaming community were taken aback by Nintendo's announcement last night that the 3DS would be dropping price from $250 to $170 only five months after its initial launch in America and after fewer than 900,000 units have sold in the U.S. » 7/28/11 5:00pm 7/28/11 5:00pm

There's A New PlayStation 2 Bundle In Town

The tenth anniversary of the launch of the PlayStation 2 in North America is right around the corner, and the console still sells well enough to warrant a brand new Toy Story 3 bundle from Sony. » 10/20/10 11:40am 10/20/10 11:40am

Rumor: Mortal Kombat, Prince Of Persia HD Collections Go 3D On PS3

Two rumored high-definition ports of PlayStation 2 games, bound for the PlayStation 3, look less like rumors today. Supposed box art for Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection and Prince of Persia 3D Trilogy has apparently been outed by retailers. » 9/24/10 9:00pm 9/24/10 9:00pm

Playstation Name Checked in Presidential Childhood Obesity Graphic

The winner of best overall infographic for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign includes the release and successes of the Playstation in its timeline charting the growth of childhood obesity. » 9/08/10 10:40am 9/08/10 10:40am