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79
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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PC Mag says:

As a game console, the PS2 kicks the pants off the competition, with superb graphics and audio. For those without standalone DVD players, it fills that role well, too.
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User Reviews

80
hockymn264
Now I'll admit, my PS2 acts as the ugly young stepchild in my family of...read more
80
hockymn264
Now I'll admit, my PS2 acts as the ugly young stepchild in my family of...read more
70
kstagg
My son is 5 and he had been playing the Vtech portable system which also allows...read more
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Key Specs

Game format
Optical disc
Online features
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat
Drive capacity
401
Controller type
Wired
Motion controls
Yes
Video outputs
RCA / composite
Backward compatible
Yes
Model
SCPH-30000 series

General

Game format
Optical disc (Tray loading) (4.7 GB)
Backward compatible
Yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired
Controllers (max)
2
Direction control
D pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
Yes (Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

Video outputs
RCA / composite
Audio outputs
Rca, Toslink

Media

Audio playback
Yes (CD audio)
Video playback
Yes (DVD video)
Photo viewer
No

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
Yes (External adapter) (No) (10/100 [Fast Ethernet]) (56k) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat) (No) (No) (No)

Storage

System storage
Yes (Hdd, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
294.91 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
147.46 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
32 MB
Internal ROM
4 MB
USB
1.1 (2 ports)
Requires host console
No

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
SCPH-10000 series (JPN)

General

Game format
Optical disc (Tray loading) (4.7 GB)
Backward compatible
Yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired
Controllers (max)
2
Direction control
D pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
Yes (Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

Video outputs
RCA / composite
Audio outputs
Rca, Toslink

Media

Audio playback
Yes (CD audio)
Video playback
Yes (DVD video)
Photo viewer
No

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
No

Storage

System storage
Yes (Hdd, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
294.91 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
147.46 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
32 MB
Internal ROM
4 MB
USB
1.1 (2 ports)
Requires host console
No

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
SCPH-50000 series

General

Game format
Optical disc (Tray loading) (4.7 GB)
Backward compatible
Yes (1 generations)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired
Controllers (max)
2
Direction control
D pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
Yes (Camera / optical)
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)
Other peripherals
Joystick, Arcade stick, Racing wheel, Instruments, Headset mic, Camera, Remote, Keyboard, Mouse, Other

Audio / video

Video outputs
RCA / composite
Audio outputs
Rca, Toslink

Media

Audio playback
Yes (CD audio)
Video playback
Yes (DVD video)
Photo viewer
No

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
Yes (External adapter) (No) (10/100 [Fast Ethernet]) (56k) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat) (No) (No) (No)

Storage

System storage
Yes (Hdd, Memory card)

Hardware

CPU speed
294.91 MHz
CPU cores
1
GPU speed
147.46 MHz
Video RAM
4 MB
System RAM
32 MB
Internal ROM
4 MB
USB
1.1 (2 ports)
Requires host console
No

Power

Power adapter
External
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