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Sony Playstation 2 Black Console Slim

Platform : PlayStation
Rated: Everyone
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • DVD playback
  • Digital surround sound
  • 2 memory card slots
  • Equipped with an integrated Ethernet port & modem port, for online play
  • Weight about 45% of the original PlayStation 2
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  • Platform:   PlayStation
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone Everyone
  • Media: Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000IZAQD8
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 23.1 x 2.8 cm ; 907 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,697 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
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The Playstation2 Computer Entertainment System Is Small, Slim And Network Ready. And It Has An Enormous Game Library - Over 1,400 Games - To Choose From! The Redesigned Playstation2 (70000 Series) Inherits The Basic Functions And Design Philosophy Of Earlier Playstation2 Systems, But The Internal Design Architecture Has Been Completely Overhauled To Include The Latest Technology.



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Works perfect, very happy. One suggestion is to buy a component cable for the PS2 as this only comes with the original composite cable which does not work very good on HDTV's by getting a component cable for five dollars will solve that issue.
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Growing up without a PS2 was lame, and I figured after they were ousted by the PS3 I figured I'd never play one again in my life, much less own one. Luckily I discovered there were indeed many brand new PS2's to buy online, so once I got mine I was so very glad. The console works wonderfully and there are no problems with it thus far. Great picture and working condition (it was brand new). I'm glad about this purchase and I know I won't be selling it ever!
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nice slim design comes complete with wiring and controller, works fine, replacing worn out player so extra controls were not required.
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Great console
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997 of 1,054 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0d9e78c) out of 5 stars DVDs and Playstation games in a slick little package. Oct. 25 2004
By Jindo Fox - Published on Amazon.com
The Playstation 2 has been out in the USA for four years now, and has gone through a number of subtle redesigns, but none as dramatic as this. This new PSTwo is remarkably tiny, and you almost need to hold it in your hand to appreciate just how much Sony reduced the size of the machine. The design feels a lot like a laptop computer -- especially the top-loading optical drive -- and is doubtless cheaper for Sony to produce. This time I feel that we the consumers get a slick product in return for the company's increased profits. It's delicate, but no more so than the original PS2.

There are no major compromises in this machine: like the previous design, it has two memory card slots, two controller ports, two USB slots, a progressive scan DVD player, a built-in infrared remote receiver (for controlling and watching DVD movies), and the AV outputs as the original PS2. Optional video cables can change the signal from the default component to S-Video or composite, just as before. An optical audio jack is also present for digital sound output.

What's missing? Not much. The Firewire port of the launch PS2 has long been abandoned, and is also absent here. You will need to use a new multi-tap if you want to play one of the few games that support more than 2 simultaneous controllers. You'll also be unable to plug in the "PS2 HDD," the hard disk drive albatross that will likely never be supported by Sony again outside of the online Final Fantasy game. No great loss there.

As a DVD player, the new PS2 is at least as good as any other lowend machine that does progressive scan and has DTS and Dolby audio and digital output. I'm using it paired with an official Sony remote and plan to return the cheapo machine I bought when my old DVD player wouldn't change layers on the new Star Wars set properly. My new PS2 not only performs just as well, it also plays hundreds and hundreds of games for both Playstation 2 and the original Playstation. It also plays DVD-R movies, though not MP3 CDs or VCDs.

The machine has a built-in modem and Ethernet port for online play. There is no additional cost for most PS2 online games, but in my opinion Sony's online implementation is not nearly as easy or smooth as that of the XBOX.

Even after this redesign, the PS2 is still the "weakest" of the current game consoles (compared to Microsoft's XBOX, Nintendo's GameCube) in terms of graphical power, and despite this new design, is still the most expensive since you will need to purchase an 8MB Playstation 2 memory card in order to save your games and settings. Nevertheless, it's a great system even if you already own one of the competitors, because of the large software library with many exclusives and lots of quirky Japanese titles. The new design is cool enough to even warrant getting a second PS2 system even if you already own the original.

If you don't have a current-generation video game system yet, and you want one, this would be a good one to start you off. The PS3, when released, is likely to be little more than an evolution of the types of games represented on this system. There's a huge number of excellent low-cost games on this platform, with something for almost everyone who loves games.
79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0d9eb94) out of 5 stars Slim, streamline, and stylish Nov. 13 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
A great buy for anyone looking to purchase a Playstation 2. The size has been reduced by more than half, and it's about half as heavy (about the size and weight of a book). There have been rumors of a overheating issue, but mine hasn't gotten as warm as the old PS2 because I keep it on a cookie cooling rack. It didn't even get warm after 8 straight hours of playing Kingdom Hearts. The top-loading drive is more convenient than the tray drive, however the first time I put a CD in, it came up with a disc read error. It turns out that I hadn't pushed the CD in until it snapped into place, and I haven't gotten an error since then. I have had no issues with my unit, and would recommend it to anyone out there who has been considering this model. Sony outdid themselves on this one. Great product!
77 of 83 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0d9edf8) out of 5 stars Still Holds Up Wonderfully - Five Years Later Dec 18 2006
By Lisa Shea - Published on Amazon.com
With all the hype about the PS3, Wii and XBox 360, take another look at the PS2. It has a huge library of games, a reliable system, and is inexpensive!

The PS2, which launched in December 2001, uses DVDs as its storage medium, meaning the unit can double as a CD and DVD player. It is small, light for carrying around, and doesn't have the sound or heat problems that the 360 and PS3 have. It's extremely sturdy - we have two PS2s and haven't had any problems with either one.

The graphics on the PS2 are very impressive, especially some of the later games where the game designers had years to learn how to take advantage of every last detail in the system's design. For a long while the XBox had a clear advantage with graphics, but with some of the recent releases, like Final Fantasy XIII, the cut scenes were just gorgeous.

Speaking of Final Fantasy, with the PS2 you can play all games from the PS2 *and* PS1 series - meaning you can play every Final Fantasy game that is out. That alone could keep you occupied for months if not years. Guitar Hero is another fantasic game that is only on the PS2. The guitar controllers literally cannot plug into a PS3.

Here's a pretty clear indicator of how good the PS2 system is. We've had the XBox 360 for a year, and got the Wii and PS3s right when they came out. Even so, we were still going back to our PS2 to play the games we had on it, rather than bother with moving our save games up to the PS3. The games were really that good.

Sometimes it's not about high def super graphics. Sometimes it's about pure, fun gameplay. The PS2 has perfected that over the years, and there are numerous games on this system that have legions of fans. There's even a network port if you want to play online. Note that it doesn't have "built in wireless" - you have to plug a bridge or other wireless adaptor into the port to have it connect to your home wireless network. This is really easy to do, though, and I have full instructions if you need them.

Well recommended, even in an age of next-gen consoles!
575 of 678 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0d9e9c0) out of 5 stars Definitely good but still not GOD!!! Nov. 12 2004
By comebackking1 - Published on Amazon.com
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 Series, 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).

One thing that irks me about the new design is the lack of support for the hard drive. It's not a huge issue unless you want to play Final Fantasy XI or take advantage of HDD capability as with ESPN NFL2k5. Not a big deal, but something could have been worked to support it.
I do like the smaller, slimmer design. It certainly helps when you have many systems old and new and are lacking in space to have them all setup at once. You almost have to see it in person to truly appreciate the size reduction this thing has undergone. While the old one is regarded as somewhat of a "clunker"; this thing is small, sleek, and powerful. I wish they could have found a way to include four controller ports (should be an industry standard) as opposed to just two. It's not a big issue but a bit annoying for those who enjoy playing multiplayer sports games.
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 (This is very likely a non-issue with this newer model.)

2. Malfunctioning Disc Door (This is no longer an issue because the system is now top-loading.)

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. It does have durability issues more than anything. Some of these problems should be lessened/eliminated with the new model. I personally prefer Gamecube but only by a small margin. All of you who immaturely spout "PS2 rules, Gamecube & XBox suck" are not only lying to yourselves, you're doing a great disservice to the readers who depend on these reviews to make an important decision.

The bottom line is the Playstation 2 is a great system and definitely worth the money, but it is not gaming perfection as some make it out to be. Try Gamecube & XBox as well. All three are extremely fun!!!
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0d9ef90) out of 5 stars Not Perfection But Darn Close Dec 1 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
I think this redesign is great. My favorite change is that the system has a built in Network Adapter. So you save 20 bucks if you want to play online. My least favorite change is complete lack of HDD support. But honestly not a big loss. You'd only need it if you wanted to play a Final Fantasy game online.

Now, with all of people who say the PS2 doesn't have a lot of durability, what are you doing to your consoles? Me, my uncle, cousin, and 5 friends have had a PS2 for over 3 years and they still work fine.

For you people who are just now wanting a console, I'll tell you how to decide. Honestly, all the consoles are great.

The PS2 is the current leader of the consoles because it had a wide variety of games and a lot of excellent exclusives (Katamari, Ratchet, Kingdom Hearts).

The Xbox is next because it has the best online system. But don't think the PS2 has horrible online, you can still kick butt in MK Deception and shoot down people in Killzone. Xbox has a some excellent exclusives (Halo, Ninja Gaiden). But lots of the excellent games are ones also availiable on PS2 (GTA San Andres, Battlefront).

Gamecube's only strength in my opinion are it's exclusives such as Mario, Metroid, and the flawless Zelda. But if you're a teen, you'd also want a PS2 or Xbox because Gamecube misses out on a lot of teen/mature games such as GTA, Battlefront, sometimes MK, and Destroy All Humans.

But honestly, they're all excellent. They all have their own games and own capabilities.