PlayStation2: The future of online gaming

The company had made provision to ship 1 million units in the first week and then produce 500,000 units a month to keep up with the demand. However, despite critics earlier claiming the company was being over-optimistic, it took just minutes for people to begin wondering if Sony had underestimated the demand. To coincide with the festival, Sony opened its PlayStation Web site to take online orders, but almost immediately was forced to shut it down after being flooded with up to 600,000 hits a minute.

What the games industry and the public saw at the festival laid to rest the mounting rumours that Sony could not meet its delivery date or deliver the DVD and graphics quality it had promised. It was immediately obvious that PlayStation 2 was ready, that it could play DVD movies as promised and that its graphics engine was little short of brilliant.

Interactive DVD

Emotion Engine

Intense imagery

Games galore

The future is bright

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David Hellaby

PC World

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