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Saying farewell to the PlayStation 2 (2000-2012)

VB - Well, my friends, it’s official. Sony has confirmed that production of our beloved PlayStation 2 has finally ended. After 12 years and over 10,000 games, no new PS2s will ever be made again. While many gamers may have hung up their DualShock 2 controllers a long time ago, this announcement adds a sad finality to what we all knew was inevitable.

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DragonKnight1295d ago

To the King of Consoles. *Raises a mug*

League_of_Draven1295d ago

This article is about the PS2 not the SNES.

DragonKnight1295d ago

While I will agree with you that the SNES is probably the best console ever, the PS2 not only delivered games that were, in many cases, on par or better than the SNES, it also is still the highest selling console of all time and it doesn't look like that is ever going to change. 10,000 games and over 150 million consoles sold worldwide is enough to earn it the title of King of Consoles without taking anything away from the SNES which was part of the Golden Age of gaming.

TongkatAli1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

I can't watch movies and play Grand Theft Auto on the SNES. I can't even put a DVD movie in my Wii U and watch it. The PS2 was ahead of its time, lol.

Outside_ofthe_Box1295d ago

Am I the only one getting tired of seeing these funeral articles?

KangarooSam1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Half of us were raised by the PS2. I'd be upset if my parents died, wouldn't you..?

Edit: I was really raised by my parents, but I did love my PS2 and I kinda agree with this flooding of articles. But it will all be over soon.

ElectricKaibutsu1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Wait, raised on the PS2... didn't that come out in 2001?

Oh great, I'm old and out of touch now, aren't I? I still vividly remember their PS2 E3 conference. That was the first system I bought with my own money. I remember being lucky enough to get a preorder from toysrus.com. And the day it came... Whoa, nostalgia.

MGS2 graphics blew my mind at E3: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Catoplepas1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

Depressing.

Especially when you consider that generations absolutely stellar library, then compare it to the present deluge of fetid bilge-water.

jakmckratos1295d ago

To the object that both helped cause and alleviate the fact I had no friends from ages 13-16..

Thank you for god of war and kingdom hearts and letting me able to watch Harry Potter on long car rides with that sweet little tv that could attach to you

MadMax1295d ago

I was more upset about the Dreamcast ending! Only reason PS2 overshadowed Dreamcast was because of that dvd player and advertising. When it came to the actual quality of games, Dreamcast had the clear advantage.

People have forgotten that it should really be about the games and not all the extra crap weve been distracted by. Do we really need a controller with a screen, Kinect, Netflix or a Bluray player on our console? I want quality games only!!!

optimus1295d ago

um; call me crazy but didn't the dreamcast have a "controller with a screen"? ...although the dreamcast was ahead of the game (at the time) of all the games it did have in it's short life span it was only a "handful" that can be deemed as quality games...it did have quite a few duds...

once the xbox and ps2 rolled around and showed that their early games were just as good (if not, maybe better) and offered MORE bang for the buck, sega knew it was time to throw in the towel.

MadMax1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

PS2s early games looked quite inferior to the Dreamcasts! Graphics took a long time to catch up to the Dreamcasts visuals. Quality games were what they were about. I thought the PS2 and Xbox were very overrated. Most people didnt even know Dreamcast was out!

They didnt market it right. Its ashame too, because if the Dreamcast kept going the way it was, it wouldve blown away the Xbox and PS2 all together. The controller didnt have a screen, it was actually the little VMU card. It was quite a bit different than playing on an ipad for a controller.

insomnium21295d ago

I still love DC. It has one of my all time favourite jrpg Skies of Arcadia. I also have Shenmue even though I never played it more than 2 hours. I think getting accustomed to Yakuza might make me absolutely love Shenmue. I should hook my DC up one of these days and try Shenmue and finish Skies of Arcadia again. It's been years...

optimus1295d ago (Edited 1295d ago )

@MadMax... Dude you're just as delusional as a drunk mel gibson...the only reason to think the ps2 and xbox were overrated is because you probably couldn't afford one...
You must have been sleeping under a rock to think they didn't market it right because i remember quite well they advertised the hell out of it during the mtv video music awards on 9/9/99... Practically every commercial break had a dreamcast commercial...not to mention it was plastered in all the gaming and tech magazines...

And the vmu was actually a removable screen for the controller that served as a memory card and handheld gaming unit...hence why i put it in quotes because they did incorporate using it while playing certain games ala' the wiiU....

And if the dreamcast did keep going the way it was then it would have completely bankrupt sega instead of keeping them afloat as a software company...no thanks to how easy it was to pirate games for it. (i should know) ;p

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