PlayStation 2 Discontinued in Japan

PlayStation 2 Discontinued in Japan
December 30 06:01 2012 Print This Article

It is another sad, sad day in video game history. After close to 13 years of entertaining gamers young and old, casual and hardcore, Sony has announced that it has officially halted production and shipment of PlayStation 2 in Japan. This means that once the few thousands of PS2 units have been depleted, it will never be replenished… ever, at least in the Land of the Rising Sun.

During its almost 13-year run, over 150 million PlayStation 2 units were sold all over the world, making it the best-selling gaming console in history. It remains unclear whether other regions with follow suit, but we can say its retirement in Japan is the beginning of a worldwide phase-out.

So turn on your PlayStation 2 and look through that extensive back catalog of PS2 games, which we would have hoped were playable in PlayStation 3, and reminisce all the good times you have had with this soon-to-be-classic console.

Source: The Verge, via Engadget

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