Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine (often abbreviated to OPSM2) was launched in December 2000 as the sequel publication to the Official UK PlayStation Magazine to coincide with the launch of the PlayStation 2 console. It ran monthly for 100 issues (note that some numbering confusion occurred in issues 2 and 3), with the last issue out on August 2008. Each issue has cover-mounted playable demo DVD. Some issues vary between the countries (Germany has the highest number of unique issues, save for issues 1-10, 23, 44, 46, etc.). Until around February 2005 UK magazines were issued a month prior to European counterparts.