One of the coolest things about being an enthusiast of old games and consoles is that the community is always blessed with some behind-the-scenes curiosity. For example: do you know what circumstances lead to the formation and size of the towers on the PlayStation 2 home screen?

For a long time, players believed that these blocks were formed based on data from the Memory Card attached to the console. The speculation was that the more games saved, the greater the number of towers — and the heavier each file, the higher the blocks would be. Apparently, that’s not exactly how things work.

Well, according to the enthusiastic researchers at “The Cutting Room Floor” community, a wiki “dedicated to unearthing and researching unused and cut content from video games”, The towers on the PS2 home screen are generated based on each game you launch on the device and increase in size depending on the number of times you start it.

However, of course, there is a limit to the number of columns that can be displayed on the screen and there are some specific conditions for them to disappear completely. As you spend less time playing some titles, the blocks representing them will begin to disappear when you reach the limit — until they disappear completely from the PS2 home screen.

So, if you believed that the towers on the PS2 screen were made up of Memory Card files, know that you were wrong this whole time.

PS2 sales number was recently updated

Launched in 2000 and recognized as the best-selling console of all time, the numbers of units sold for the PlayStation 2 were updated at the beginning of April after a long time — leaving it even more isolated in the first position.

In 2011, Sony officially confirmed that the PS2 had sold around 150 million units — but production of the console continued for at least another two years. Much later, the device had around 159 million devices sold.

PS2 is the best-selling console in history, with more than 160 million units sold.Fonte:  PlayStation

Earlier this month, Jim Ryan, former CEO of Interactive Entertainment, confirmed that the PS2 has sold more than 160 million units since its debut on the market. If you want to know more details, click on the link below!

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