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Sony’s PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling video game console of all time, having sold over 159 million units since its release in 2000. Over 3,800 games have been released for the console, with over 1.5 billion copies sold. There were several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as Slimline models in 2004, but one thing they didn’t make was a portable version, but Reddit user “darkwingmod” created the next best thing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Unlike other portable consoles, the “PIS2” one uses real PS2 hardware, paired with a Raspberry Pi 2, which loads game files over an ethernet-connected SMB server without resorting to emulation. This means titles run full speed and full motion video cut scenes perfectly. Inside, you’ll find the PS2 Slim hardware, complete with a screen that has both VGA and composite signals. A full charge is good for 90-minutes of gameplay.