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Submitted by Anon1974 1127d ago | news

Sony Confirms PlayStation 2 Production Has Ceased Worldwide

Sony has confirmed that its faithful black box has ceased production worldwide, following news last week of production coming to an end in Japan.

Sony has confirmed to The Guardian that the end of production isn’t exclusive to Japan. The PlayStation 2 has been in production for 12 years and sold 150 million units worldwide, making it the best selling console in history–not a bad achievement.

The PlayStation 2 brought many gamers hours of joy and will be sorely missed by millions. (Industry, PS2, Sony)

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Lucreto  +   1127d ago
RIP Playstation 2.

This is a sign that Sony is freeing up capacity for Playstation 4.
Conzul  +   1127d ago
Indeed.
I already feel nostalgic for my Silver PS2.
Wenis  +   1127d ago
I don't have the PS2 itself, but I still have the blue box that my first PHAT PS2 came in when I got it for Christmas in 2002...
decrypt  +   1127d ago
Poor mortal system its dead, with it is the BC for the system, naa wait we have the mighty PC to emulate PS2 games where console makers drop support and run lol.
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oli  +   1127d ago
I remember when i got my PS2. I had came back from school when i was 5 and it was in my room already set up, so i popped in a PS1 game thinking the graphics would be PS2 quality.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1127d ago
It's spirit will dwell in ps4 I hope.
Conzul  +   1126d ago
We can only hope.
Pushagree  +   1127d ago
I'll never forget all the good times I had on my ps2. My early years would have not even been half as good if I didn't get one.
Cam977  +   1127d ago
Rip indeed. This game spawned many classics and will be remember for it's accessibility and exclusives. Looking at the positives, however, this may imply the PS4 announcement is on the horizon. I'm looking at mine right now, I can see the GRAND THEFT AUTO trilogy, Silent Hill games, ICO; the PS2 had an amazing library.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1127d ago
All great leaders must be laid to rest sometimes. Thanks for the 12 year memories PS2. So sad you won't be able to see you Great grand son be born soon.
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1127d ago
Both creepy and cheesy.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1127d ago
No matter how long the timeline, at some point, any given thing comes to a stop.
The sony playstation 2 was, and probably always will be the best console I've ever owned. I'm proud to have been a part of the greatest gaming legacy of all time.

Done so much right for so many years. Rest now big guy.
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1127d ago
Rest now big guy?? What the heck is this?? You people are being way too sentimental and overly dramatic.
Greatest gaming legacy, lol. It's a freaking games console. They are ceasing production. That's it!
Fatty  +   1127d ago
*salutes*

...

*pours 40*
BitbyDeath  +   1127d ago
Gotta make room for the PS4
r21  +   1127d ago
And so it begins...the rise of the PS4!
Deshi deshi bashara bashara deshi deshi bashara bashara
RandomDude655  +   1127d ago
All hail the best console of all time
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Rush  +   1127d ago
My personal favourite console but objectively its got decent competition. PSX, Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive come to mind, maybe even the Atari 2600 if you want to be super retro.
59fifty  +   1127d ago
The King is dead, long live the King!
thecowsaysmoo  +   1127d ago
Ps2 was a weak and terrible system compare to the almighty gamecube.
nevin1  +   1127d ago
lol
Ezz2013  +   1127d ago
ShabbaRanks  +   1127d ago
As much as I loved the Ps2 my fav console is still the N64. Imo that was when nintendo was as its peak : Goldeneye, Conquers bad fur day, Banjo, Mario 64, Orcarina of time, smash bros. Just so many great games. of course the PS2 had much more. but for me the N64 had something. special. it was very mature for a nintendo console and I haven't bought any other nintendo console since. ps3 is now my main console but I do use my 360 a bit also. I wonder how next gen will go. so far I don't have the money to buy them all. I'm curious to see what valve brings to the table and I hope sony doesn't do that anti used game shit. if they do its officially PC time. I haven't gamed on PC since at lest 6 years :S . Oh well so long PS2 GTA san andreas took so many days ofmy life lol.
nevin1  +   1127d ago
12 years?

When did PS1 stop production?

Anyway, im glad I still have a PS2(phat)system.
BitbyDeath  +   1127d ago
8 months before the PS3 released.
Around March 2006
RedDevils  +   1127d ago
so it's 8 months from now till the PS4 release?
stefan771  +   1126d ago
The PS3 had been announced 2 years prior though
josephayal  +   1127d ago
Best game console
strigoi814  +   1127d ago
By doing this i think sony is already planning to start the production of the PS4..
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wenaldy  +   1127d ago
The best console i've ever owned along with old faithful Playstation.
Darth Stewie  +   1127d ago
Enjoy your well deserved retirement PS2, You Earned it. Long Live The King.

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Ares90  +   1127d ago
A moment of silence for the greatness that was the PlayStation 2. Farewell, my friend.
black911  +   1127d ago
1.what will you do with current ps2?
tigertron  +   1127d ago
Keep it because my Slim doesn't have PS2 back wards compatibility.
BanBrother  +   1127d ago
So should we be buying them all up and selling them for a profit? Lol.

RIP PS2. I have 8 (Do NOT ask how or why lol) and 7 are still going strong. The other one got the disc tray stomped on by a little shit cousin years ago.

Best moments were the PS2 days. Mine was mostly swallowed up by Gran Turismo, Ratchet and Clank and the Budokai games.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1127d ago
PlayStation 2 greatest console of all time, no doubt.
mt  +   1127d ago
moment of silence ..... *tears*
*wipe off tears*
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*fall of tears*
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*collapsed*
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sway_z  +   1127d ago
Ahhh yes!

The PS2...an era when gaming was simple, DLC free and patchless...how did it get so complicated??

PS2 150 million sold!!

A feat no other console will ever manage....simple is where consoles need to return to...I just want amazing games, nothing more :/
Fakdafakinfakerz  +   1127d ago
I gave my old phat PS2 to my cousin, who gave it to a friend, who gave it to... Last time I checked, she was somewhere in Germany (still working). I miss you Betty...
dubt72  +   1126d ago
Finally! Could never stand that infernal machine...
e-p-ayeaH  +   1126d ago
This means that Sony is finaly moving on to a new era.

I wonder when PSP stops worldwide production.
AINT_I_OADOS  +   1126d ago
I have been playing ps2 games on pcsx2 for almost 2 years, although the configurations are one hell of a problem in emulators, but i finally made it working, and to me its even running the games better than orignal ps2 system, Just like psx ps2 games are slaves to pc market.

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