Not sure how Japanese consumers explained it but the DVD playback ability of the PS2 was the feature that got Playstation 2 off to such a hot start in 2000. DVD copies of "The Matrix" were the best selling discs for the first few months of the PS2's life cycle. That premise of that film and the concept of a video game system that could also show your favorite movies made for a lightning-in-bottle moment that revolutionized home entertainment. Ask Netflix and Hulu how important movies on a video game console was to the beginnings of their businesses.
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