PlayStation 2 turns 15 years old

Happy birthday, PlayStation 2.

PS2

PlayStation 2 is 15 years old today. The console first launched in Japan on March 4, 2000, following an international launch later that year. 

The platform went on to become the best-selling video game console in history with over 155 million units sold. It has a software library of over 3,874 games, which have sold 1.5 billion copies.

15 years later, PlayStation 4 is surpassing milestones achieved by PlayStation 2, with Sony announcing yesterday that PlayStation 4 sold through 20.2 million units in the 15 months following release. In comparison, PlayStation 2 shipped 19.57 million units 18 months after release.

With the platform celebrating its birthday today, what is your favorite PS2 game or moment? Share yours in the comments.

(Thanks for the reminder, NeoGAF.)

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