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The PlayStation 2 (abbreviated as PS2) is Sony's second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. Its development was announced in 1999, and it was released in 2000. It was discontinued on January 4, 2013.

The PS2 is part of the sixth-generation era of video games, and has become the fastest selling gaming console in history, with over 100 million units shipped by November 2005, beating the previous record holder, the PlayStation, by three years and nine months.

Hardware revisionsEdit

The PlayStation 2 saw the greatest number of hardware changes over a span of more than a decade, divided between three different case styles. When it was first released to the public, the so-called "fat" PS2 (model SCPH-3xxxx) had two USB ports and an i.LINK (FireWire 400 4-pin) port on the lower front case that was never used by mainstream games. It had an expansion bay for an optional 40 GB hard disk and dual network adapter as well.

The next model lines, also "fat" (SCPH-5xxxx), retained the expansion bay but removed FireWire, adding instead a remote control sensor.

In 2004, Sony revealed a new, slimmer model (SCPH-7xxxx). This final series reduced both the weight and the power requirements of the console and integrated the network adapter. However, it removed the expansion mechanism for a hard disk. Consequently, only the first two series listed above were capable of running Final Fantasy XI.

Final Fantasy titles for PS2Edit

Game Release Date Metascore
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Final Fantasy X July 19, 2001 December 17, 2001 May 24, 2002 92
Final Fantasy X: International January 31, 2002 N/A N/A N/A
Final Fantasy X-2 March 13, 2003 November 18, 2003 February 20, 2004 85
Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission February 19, 2004 N/A N/A N/A
Final Fantasy XI*HDD kit required. Discontinued as of March 31, 2016. May 16, 2002 March 23, 2004 N/A 85
Final Fantasy X/X-2 Ultimate Box Sept 8, 2005 N/A N/A N/A
Final Fantasy XII March 16, 2006 October 31, 2006 February 23, 2007 92
Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System August 9, 2007 N/A N/A N/A
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- January 26, 2006 August 20, 2006 November 11, 2006 57

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