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PlayStation 2 turns 10 today

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Guess what? Ten years ago to the day, Sony launched PlayStation 2 in Japan.

The console was first shown at a Japanese event in 1999.

Launch titles were limited, with Ridge Racer 5 and Street Fighter EX3 standing out.

The machine went on to launch later that year in both the US and EU, hitting on October 26 and November 24 respectively.

PS2 has gone on to become the best-selling under-the-TV console of all time, selling over 140 million units, with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas being its best-selling game.

Gran Turismo's 3 and 4 are the second and third best-selling games respectively.

Congrats to it. May it soldier on for a while longer.

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Johnny has experience at a wide range of games media outlets, having written for Eurogamer, Play Magazine, PC Gamer, GameDaily, and more. He worked at VG247 pumping out news at an astonishing rate for several years. More recently, he founded the games website PlayDiaries.