Not only is it be supported by numerous high quality software titles with hundreds more in development, it is the first machine of it's kind to offer backwards compatibility. So, you can use your existing PlayStation® software on the new system.
As well as games, PlayStation®2 also offers both CD and DVD formats. The fusion of interactive entertainment with music and video will open the doors to new entertainment experiences in the home.
PlayStation®2 delivers a new dimension to your gaming experience. You will not only be able to play your original PlayStation software on the system, but you will be able to enjoy the enhanced graphics of a range of new games developed specifically for PlayStation®2.
The inclusion of Dolby Digital, AC-3 and DTS capabilities allow you to experience staggeringly real sound effects and mood defining music that will deliver a truly emotional experience.
It is the "Emotion Engine" at the heart of PlayStation®2 that enables you to cross the line into a new universe of digital interactivity. The "Emotion Engine" is a 128 Bit CPU that takes 3D graphics into another sphere - gravity, friction and emotive materials from fire to snow are stunningly and realistically recreated on-screen. This "Emotion Synthesis" produces completely accurate physical simulations, elevating gameplay to a higher level. The "Emotion Engine" simultaneously processes high-resolution 3D graphics at the same time as high quality DVD images, resulting in superior real-time graphics and sound quality.