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Best console EVER
Sony Playstation 2
Member Name: Edwardb92
Sony Playstation 2
Advantages: Great console
The PlayStation 2 release was the pinnacle of PlayStations early career, I don't think I knew many kids that did not have one when they were first released and those that didn't were those who were uninterested in gaming. I think the day these came out changed a lot of things for a lot of people. The PlayStation two was a big step up from any console that had been around prior to it. It had good graphics, great game play, the array of games was that huge you could find something your grandma would probably want to play.
I remember the day I got this console, I'll probably never forget it as it was the day I got my first console, I got up at stupid o clock on my birthday morning so that I could have a go and test that it was working before I went off to school. From that moment I played Gran Turismo I knew that I was in love, this console was perfect.
The console itself quite big and bulky isn't the pretties of sights, but then again, who really cares. You didn't buy it because you liked the look of it and thought it might make a nice ornament, you purchased it because you wanted the latest most innovative gaming consoles. The console contrary to what you might expect from the ugly bulky looks provides a fast and great console. A big benefit coming from the PlayStation two is that it also doubles as a DVD player, so that saves you some money on another purchase.
For kids this makes a great console, It has inbuilt features making it easy for parental control. You can easily set it so that you cannot play games or enter DVD's with certain age restrictions without requiring a passcode, useful for those with very young children. The PlayStation 2 also has such an amount of games that is fun and useful for entire families from those of about three or four up to those nearing triple figures. It is also easily picked up very cheaply nowadays and games are not scarce, you can easily find entire games collections on eBay for very little, probably what a single game would have once cost you.
In summary I believe this is a great console, one that revolutionised gaming and set the standard for what it is today. It can be picked up easily and cheaply and is still a good console even though it is very out dated, I even still use mine from time to time and games are so easy to get hold of it's almost foolish not to get one if you're looking for a cheap console.
Summary: Value for money