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Playstation 2 Console - Black

by Playstation
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (869 customer reviews) 14 answered questions

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  • Sony Playstation 2 system, One Dual Shock 2 Controller, AC Cable, AV Cable
  • The Playstation 2 system lets you play original PS1 games as well as the huge selection of PS2 games.
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PlayStation 2 Console Slim - Black PlayStation 2 Console Slim - Black 4.4 out of 5 stars (840)
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  • ASIN: B0000C7GHG
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 14 x 5.2 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Media: Electronics
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (869 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Sony PlayStation 2 original version console Black. System includes Analog controller. AV Cable, AC Power Cord. System is equipped with: one S400 iLink connector. Two USB connectors. DVD Player software that is compatible with the SCPH-10171. DVD remote control. System is capable of running audio CD's. DVD videos with the NTSC designation and and CD-ROMs that have PlayStation or PlayStation 2 logos.

The PlayStation2 is equipped with a 128-bit Emotion Engine processor that enables lightning-fast gameplay and impressive graphics power. The console builds on its home entertainment value by doubling as a DVD player and accommodating most of the original PlayStation's vast library of games. PS2 is known for its excellent selection of titles for the older gamer.

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397 of 479 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Playstation 2 is good, but not GOD!!! February 20, 2004
First off let me start by saying, this is NOT going to be a PS2 bashing. Though we all have our opinions on the three systems, the fact is that they are all great systems in their own right. That is to say you won't go wrong no matter which one you choose.
Let me reiterate, this is not a bad system. It has several great games (Final Fantasy X & X2, Grand Theft Auto, WWE Smackdown Series and several others). Though it must be noted that Gamecube and XBox both have great exclusive titles. The graphics are outstanding and they may not even be the best of the three, but they are great, certainly better than anything we had just a few short years ago. They definitely have more benefits than everybody else (free online gaming, the Eyetoy, and more games. As far as controllers go, I like Gamecube's a bit better, but this controller works wonderfully well too and is well laid out. (You won't be searching for the buttons like you do on XBox controllers, that is my one true complaint with that system) Anyway Playstation 2's biggest downfall is in the fragility of the system itself and though I have experienced no problems personally, I have heard of a few from close friends.
1. Disc Reading Error (You've seen this many times, I will comment no further.)
2. Malfunctioning Disc Door (It just stops opening when the button is pressed. You then have to pull it out and push it in manually which can cause it ultimately to break.)
3. The power cords tend to wear out faster than average. (Not a big deal, the cords are fairly cheap, but it could present a fire hazard.)
None of these things would be a huge deal except that the PS2 comes with a measly 90 day warranty (Do I hear 1 year anyone?)
I'm not trying to say this system is junk.
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60 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Consider this before buying a PS2 within the next 2 months September 24, 2004
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Playstation 2 is, without a doubt, one of the best video game systems of all time. It has such a diverse library of games that you are bound to find something to apease everybody. So why am I giving it 4 stars instead of 5?

There are two factors about the current PS2 design that you won't find anywhere on the box. The first is reliability/quality of design. My first PS2 broke 2 weeks after I bought it. It started making a quiet rattling noise while the games were playing, so I would check the games when I heard the noise and they would be fine... well one day they weren't fine. In fact, Blockbuster wasn't amused when I told them my PS2 lacerated the bottom of their disc like a Cat from Pet Cemetary. That's one experience right?

My friend is on her 3rd PS2 (keep in mind the PS2 has only been out for about 4 to 5 years). Another couple I know is experiencing their first problem with their PS2 2 years after they bought it. It won't play any discs that are black on the back (Almost all PSone discs, and a lot of early PS2 discs).

A lot of people will tell you that the PS2 only has problems if you stand it upright (which Sony says is perfectly fine and even sells a stand for). That would be inconsistent with my experience because mine still malfunctioned and it was sitting horizontally. I even have a horizontal stand which is supposed to increse airflow (the horizontal stand made by Sony). Also, the friend I mentioned who is on her third PS2 console has never stood her's upright.

I'm not saying that every PS2 is going to up and die on you, but I think all consumers should be aware that the PS2 has reliability issues, and a quick browse through these reviews will confirm that. It doesn't mean it isn't still an awesome system!
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What's the difference? March 3, 2004
I've owned my PS2 for a couple of years now, and I have used it a lot primarily for sports games but also for DVD playing. I have also played X-Box and Gamecube fairly extensively.
First, unless you need Mario to live, don't waste your money on Game Cube. The controller is aweful and its has no DVD playback. Further, the graphics are good, not great, and the processor is very reliable and fast.
Between X-Box and PS2 there is not a huge difference. X-Box probably has better graphics, a faster processor, and more features, but it freezes way to often. The revised controller (ie the smaller one) is a marked improvement over the original bulky one, but it still does not compare to the perfect controller that Sony has designed. Overall, in terms of games there is not a huge difference, but it seems that X-Box has released a few better ones like Halo but the difference is marignal if at all.
In the end, I chose PS2. It is cheaper and has a better controller for sports games like Madden or TW Golf. Still you can't really go wrong with either and it comes down to personal choice.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rugged mainstream console March 23, 2004
I have used this for a few years now and have enjoyed my time with it. I have bought the stand to make a vertical system and have some extras like the remote control which I highly recommend if you like to watch DVDs. As a games console the PS2 is the leader and so it has a limitless choice of games, however I will say that for some reason over the past few years there has only really been a handful of solid gaming entries and everything else is mediocre and PC graphics are a way ahead of the PS2 now, so if you are a game player looking for the best gaming experience then the PS2 is not for you. What you need is a new computer and a very good graphics card with an ADSL modem or better. PS2 games can be very expensive (4 top shelf games and you have the price of a PS2 - 20 top shelf games and you have the price of a computer we where just talking about.) If you own a PS2 then a DVD store rental card is a bonus and really that rental store card is what the PS2 is about for you. If you do not have that card then I hope you have lots of money or friends to trade with.
I find myself using this box for mostly watching DVD movies and renting games. I buy a new game once every two months (usually a top shelf game) and that keeps me going. For the PS2 I think the type of game that suits the console best is a 3rd person survival game or something like Grand Theft Auto. Beat em' ups are good on it as well. However the PC dominates Sims, RPGs and 1st person shooters. Maybe the PS2 has some influence on sports games like SSX and Tony Hawk but everyone knows that the better experience for these games is on the PC. So what games you prefer really has an impact on if you want a PS2 or not. Maybe a PC is really what you need?
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
Exactly what i wanted, and the PS2 works great for being so old. 5 stars
Published 3 days ago by Richard Shufelt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 7 days ago by Nick martin
3.0 out of 5 stars There were a few problems...
This was meant to be my extra ps2 in case my original ever broke down. This one wouldn't play the video game I wanted it to play, and out of the 2 8 mb memory cards I had, as well... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Andy Murillo
1.0 out of 5 stars Inaccurate Description.
The description of this product said ""used-good" condition, Consoles are in good shape and work fine. Read more
Published 12 days ago by justin garcia
3.0 out of 5 stars Came Functional But Had An Unusable Disc Drive...
Well, once I had received this PS2 (mine was a SCPH-39001) I found that the disc tray wouldn't open (something that was not specified in the description. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Will L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works well abd looks well
Published 14 days ago by Aaron jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Work good
Published 18 days ago by roberto h.
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived on time. BUT.... The ...
Arrived on time. BUT.... The remote is broken. Not only does it rattle inside, but one of the prongs in the plug is missing. Will get a new remote.
Published 19 days ago by Tristan S. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by H.W. UMBERGER
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great quality! So happy to be able to play my old PS2 games again :):):)
Published 21 days ago by Sydney Kranz
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