You've seen the PlayStation. Now get ready for the newest launch of the millennium. The launch of the PS2 was a huge event for Sony. Released in 2000, it was one of the first consoles released in the millennium and had players excited for the new design. It was one of the first to be more than just a gaming console, as it was equipped to play CD movies as well as games. Not only that, but it came with backwards compatibility for the PlayStation, helping solidify Sony's customer loyalty.