PlayStation 2 reaches retirement age, is discontinued in Japan
Sony’s PlayStation three has been available on the market so lengthy you’d assume that manufacturing of the comparatively historic PS2 stopped a while in the past. Properly, that wasn’t true, however in response to the Japanese PlayStation web site, the PS2 has now formally been discontinued within the area. Japanese website Famitsu provides that shipments of the console have ended, so as soon as the remaining inventory has been depleted in Japan, there will be no replenishment. It is a unhappy thought, however let’s keep in mind the good occasions — the PS2’s numerous iterations have been entertaining players for 12 years, and with over one hundred fifty million models bought worldwide it is turn out to be the most effective promoting console in historical past. We’re unsure if the PS2 continues to be delivery to different areas, however its retirement in Japan might be the start of the top globally, so we might advocate you decide one up now in case you intend to discover that in depth again catalogue in the future. The PS2 period could also be drawing to an in depth, however its legacy will stay on and it could now rub controllers with the opposite greats in console heaven — we nonetheless miss you, Dreamcast.
Replace: Wiping a tear from its eye, SCE provided us this assertion:
Because of PlayStation 2 now being over 12 years previous, we’ve determined to cease future manufacturing of the console and concentrate on our newer and extra fashionable platforms, PS3, PS Transfer and PS Vita. We’re very pleased with what we now have achieved with PS2. Having bought over 150m models worldwide, PlayStation 2 stays the world’s greatest promoting console, however with gross sales understandably declining, we’re shifting our priorities to mirror this.