Kotaku - On 7 January 2013, Sony announced they had stopped production of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Google says that more than 1.5 billion games were sold for the PlayStation 2 worldwide in its 12-plus-change years of success.
The PlayStation 2 was everywhere at a time when video games were not everywhere. Not everyone had a PlayStation 2, though most people who identified as game-players had one. And as DVD finally replaced VHS—I sold my parents on DVD by explaining you didn't have to rewind them—the PlayStation 2 made a whole bunch of extra sales. Who can forget the "Compatible with PlayStation 2" stickers on every other DVD, back then?