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The PlayStation 2 (プレイステーションツー Pureisutēshontsū?), often abbreviated as PS2, is a video game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2000. It competed with Sega's Dreamcast, Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's Xbox. Its successor was the PlayStation 3 and its predecessor was the PlayStation, the later of which saw no Sonic games were released as Sega was still manufacturing their own video game consoles at the time.

Seven games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series were available for the system, including three from Sega featuring Sonic.

Sonic games[]

Sonic Heroes (PS2) Sonic Mega Collection Plus (PS2) Sonic Gems Collection (PS2)
Sonic Heroes Sonic Mega Collection Plus Sonic Gems Collection
Shadow the Hedgehog (PS2) Sonic Riders (PS2) Sonic Riders Zero Gravity PS2
Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Riders Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic Unleashed

Sega games featuring Sonic[]

Sega superstars Sega Genesis Collection Sega superstar tennis (ps2)
Sega Superstars Sega Genesis Collection Sega Superstars Tennis

Greatest Hits games[]

SMCP GH PS2 SH Greatest Hits PS2 ShadowPS2GreatestHits MILKTUDS
Sonic Mega Collection Plus Sonic Heroes Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Riders

Characters introduced[]


The 100th and final issue of the Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine, featuring Sonic on the front cover


  • The PlayStation 2's life cycle was a total of thirteen years (2000-2013) and sold over 155 million units before being officially discontinued on 4 January 2013. As well, the PlayStation 4 would then be announced a month later and was released in November of the same year.
  • The PS2 has over 1,850 games available.
  • This is the first console to have a DVD drive.
  • Sega Superstars is the only Sonic-related game exclusive to the PS2 that comes with the EyeToy camera.
  • The PS2 contains the largest selection of Sonic games available across the 6th generation, having a total of 10 games, including compilations featuring Sonic.
  • Sonic Heroes was the first Sonic game to appear on a Sony console.
  • The NTSC PS2 versions of Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog are the only releases of said games to allow the player to separately change the voice and text languages in-game.
  • The PS2 version of Sonic Gems Collection was released in Japan and Europe but was never released in the US for unknown reasons. The PS2 version also contains both soundtracks to Sonic CD, which can be changed by switching the console’s language. This is not the case for the GameCube port, which may have been done to save space. However, the version of Sonic R on GameCube supports four-players, which was reduced to two on PS2.


  1. Rivington, James (25 February 2008). Sony PlayStation: The first 20 years. TechRadar. Retrieved on 10 June 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 BBC Staff (24 November 2000). Playstation 2 sweeps into Europe. British Broadcasting Company. Retrieved on 10 June 2018.
  3. Khan, Zarmena (28 April 2019). The PS3 Has Sold Over 87.4 Million Units as of March 31, 2017. PlayStation Lifestyle. Archived from the original on 11 November 2020. Retrieved on 11 November 2020.

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