I bought a Playstation 2 in 2002. I bought it mainly because it was a DVD player and I just moved into my apartment out of my parent's house and I didn't have a DVD player. I figured it would be best to buy the PS2 since I would have both a video game console and a DVD player. I absolutely love my PS2. I have yet to have any problems with my PS2. It is such a great purchase because it can also be used as a DVD player and a CD player. The PS2 is lightweight and slim. I don't play online but you are able to play games online because it has a built-in Ethernet and modem ports. When you buy a PS2, it comes with a dualshock analog controller, AC Adaptor, AV Cable, and AC power cord.
I love how the PS2 has several different games to choose from and it is actually really easy to transport. I bring it with me whenever I go on trips, because it is easy to hook up to hotel room televisions, and that way I have a DVD player with me and I can play video games too.
I also bought an accessory where I am able to plug in 4 controllers at once, so if the game is a 4 player game than 4 people can play at once. That is a really cool accessory. I am really happy with purchase and will definitely be getting a PS3 in the future.