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Submitted by Toadsanime 970d ago | news

R.I.P. PS2: Last Ever PlayStation 2 Title Coming September

After 13 long years of service, the PlayStation 2′s final title will be released this September before eventually being laid to rest in peace after a long and successful career. (FIFA 14, Industry, PlayStation 2, PS2)

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Prcko  +   970d ago
R.I.P. PS2
coolmast3r  +   970d ago
Yeah, PS2 can rest in peace now, it completely deserved this with it's awesomness. Unlike X1 by the way.
*evil laugh*
badboy776  +   970d ago
What Were You All Doing 13 Years Ago?
loulou  +   970d ago
playing the gta games on the ps2 was something else.
guitarded77  +   970d ago
@ loulou

Agreed. One of my best friends got a PS2 at launch and he'd come up to where I worked graveyard shifts, and we'd play PS2 all night. It was fun at launch, but when GTA3 came out, we had the most laughs. A game designed for solo play, but we made it the most fun coop game. See who could kill the most hookers... see who could do the most damage... etc.
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DragonKnight  +   970d ago
A moment of silence for the King of Consoles, the PS2. ...

Its greatness shalt be known throughout the ages, it rests at the top of the pantheon of the greatest gaming eras.

There will never be another like it again.
SecondSon  +   970d ago
@badboy 776
13 years ago it was my 7th birthday!
I still had 2 birthdays ahead of me before moving countries.
I had 3 birthdays before I finished primary school.
I had 8 birthdays before getting into college.
11 before getting into university.
13 birthdays before starting work for Cancer Research UK.

Its amazing that if I had bought a PS2 at launch I could have played on it from the momment I started learning long division in primary school all the way to helping cure cancer for the second biggest cancer research organisation in the world!

O.o Mindblown!

Congratulations Sony and the best of luck for the next generation!
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longcat  +   970d ago

Seriously though if the ps2 outsells the xbone even for 1week.......
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douevenlift  +   970d ago
Am I the only one who had no idea the PS2 still had games being made for it?
shadow2797  +   970d ago
I feel this is appropriate.
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fr0sty  +   970d ago
PS4 will be Ps2x2. History will repeat.
FITgamer  +   970d ago
13 years ago it was the summer before 8th grade. I remember my dad was stationed in South Korea and he came back a couple of weeks before the school year started. Bam! There it was a PS2 i was so stoked i was the only kid in the neighborhood with one being that it wasn't out in the states yet. I remember 5 of my friends and myself spent the rest of the summer in my room, it was amazing. and The best part was it had a mod chip so i could play the both the Japanese titles my dad brought back and a few months later the american titles. I played an arse load of games, but I spent many many hours on GT3 and Ace Combat 4. Man those were the days!
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takohma  +   969d ago
@douevenlift you are not alone. Lol I thought they stop making ps2 games 2 years after ps3 came out. Makes me wonder how software sales were over these past years for it.
QSPR  +   969d ago
13 years ago I remember I get laid!! lol
President  +   969d ago
Who says Fifa 14 is the last PS2 game? We might see Fifa 15 next year.
Animal Mutha 76  +   969d ago
13 years ago I was 24 and selling consoles in my shop. GameCube didn't take off and I remember getting the ps2 in stock and using one to demo GT on the shop floor. Once the customers saw that running we couldn't keep them in stock fast enough. As a small shop we only used to get 6-8 at a time. They didn't stay on the stockroom shelf very long.

And important to remember it was many people's first DVD player.

A few years later I got burgled and they took my ps2 games but oddly enough not the console ( it was an original fat).

Still have that machine in the loft with the rest of my collection. Great machine, great memories. I bet playing gt on it now would still be awesome.

Sony at their very very best, no doubt about that.

R.I.P PS2. Your place in the pantheon of greatness is eternal.

Edit: in fact I might dig it out for a retro evening :)
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JokesOnYou  +   969d ago
A very well deserved R.I.P. for a legendary console that will never be forgotten. I still have memories of the good old days when we had Madden tournaments, it was insane at parties, lol my ps2 single handedly paid for itself ten times over...ahhh the memories. [Lays flowers, wipes tears, turns away and walks slowly, with head down]
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3-4-5  +   970d ago
I remember playing PS2 for the first time at a friends house.

I had Gamecube so it was fun to play games I couldn't otherwise play.

Played SSX Tricky, Grand Turismo 3, and soon after GTA 3 and those games sold me on the PS2.

Never owned one because I bought an xbox soon after GC, but still I appreciate and admire and respect Sony for what they did with the PS2.

That thing is legendary world wide.
DragonKnight  +   970d ago
SSX Tricky. Man that takes me back. That and FFX were my first PS2 games. To this day there isn't an SSX game that surpasses Tricky in my opinion.
TheLyonKing  +   969d ago
Can pick up a ps2 for dead cheap so many games!

I remember playing this hover board game demo which came with the ps2!
TheTwelve  +   970d ago
Wow the PS2 is as old as my marriage... one point my PS2 was better than my marriage...

...happy to say that as the PS2 dies, my marriage is still alive...

...however the PS2 helped me get through the very tough times of my marriage.

Take care big guy and thanks!

T2  +   970d ago
haha thats awesome, such good times I can't even remember :
Was final fantasy 10 ps2?
Gran turismo 1, 2 = ps2?
Grand theft auto Vice City = most fun ever.
TheRacingX  +   970d ago
Nice 12, good to see people still try to work it out and keep it together instead of taking the easy way out.... coming up on yr 1 myself, my PS3 arrived pretty much the same time my girlfriend now wife did.....just a generation behind
DragonKnight  +   970d ago
@joecanada: FFX was PS2, but I think the first two GT games were PS1.
lukeb4dunk  +   970d ago
The PS2 came out during a bad time in my life too and helped me get through it. Crazy to think about, really.
Foliage  +   970d ago
Great comment; which is rare on this site!

13 years ago I broke up with a girl I had been with for 7 years; it was one of the toughest times of my life. I've since gotten over it and I wouldn't trade my current girl for anyone.

Hopefully I can say that about PS4 when the dust settles; as it was hard to get over PS2. :P
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C0MPUT3R  +   970d ago
I don't want it to end, I want it to go on forever.
THUNDERMARE  +   970d ago
It will probably reincarnated in form of cloud gaming on PS4
Foliage  +   970d ago
Dust in the wind.... er.. cloud!
305LoneWolf  +   969d ago
we all want that to happen
Muffins1223  +   970d ago
TotalHitman  +   970d ago
It's been a pleasure PS2. Truly the end of an era. This is my childhood over now. Ironic, considering I turned into an adult 3 months ago. I grew up with you and you grew up with me. Enjoy retirement pal. I'll be joining you in about 5 or 6 decades time. I'll never forget you.
quantae06  +   970d ago
Kingthrash360  +   970d ago
rip least you got to see your grandson experience the same hype you did. may he have the same success.
Seraphim  +   970d ago
Pretty sure the last 3+ years have been nothing more than Sports titles. Madden, The Show, NBA 2k... It does have me wondering, did I miss anything good? Lol...

Should I pick one up just in case my fat boy shits out. Should I rely on my fat boy years down the road when it gets hooked back up. Decisions must be made...

RIP Good Friend. We had many a memorable moment
FlameBaitGod  +   970d ago
He saw how good PS4 did that he said it was time to pass the torch
Kurt Russell  +   969d ago
This was came time mind immediately:
Bhai  +   969d ago
Well, its kind of a martyr actually.
In pakistan/india/bangladesh, our great artists have experienced it, inspired from its rtistic marvels and what not. No words to describe it specifically. Me returning fniv. find my brother playing Onimusha, Virtua Quest, GTA:VC, all great stuff, all awesomeness.

Nothing, nothing can compare to it...

Will PS4 relive the 1 and 2's glory days, only possible if PS4 gets a big market share, I surely hope it does for only then a variety of marvels can happen at the same time...

"China was created on this rule, remember: 'All under Heaven' ;)".
FamilyGuy  +   969d ago
Remember the game disc with blue backs?
TimeSplitters for example?

Crazy game memories, my most epic
Dark Cloud
Star Ocean 3
Final Fantasy 10
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Street Hoops
Grand Turismo A-spec
Burnout 3
Midnight Club
Dragonball Z Budokai

I spent hundreds of hours on all these games, I miss those days.
Gamer1982  +   969d ago
Yeah and the last ever Xbox original game will be soon :).. What?? They stopped making them shortly after the Xbox 360?? Well that just says it all :(.
TAURUS-555  +   969d ago
thak you PS2. what a console..what a console.
KrisButtar  +   970d ago
I didn't think they made PS2 games now for a couple years.
rainslacker  +   970d ago
PS2 is still dominate in some areas of the world. It's cheap, and more available than the higher priced PS3/360. My regular GameStop which opened early last year even has a small section for new PS2 games, although I don't think they are terribly new ones. Not everyone jumps into a new generation, and just want to play a game here or there, or have budget constraints.
CaEsAr-  +   970d ago
I saw someone who actually bought a PS2 while I was picking up TLoU lol.
Foliage  +   970d ago
Sony was not lying when they said their consoles run strong for 10 years. Case in point...
DivineAssault  +   970d ago
great run
jony_dols  +   970d ago
Goodnight sweet prince
PositiveEmotions  +   970d ago
Wtf i thought they stopped making ps2 games a long time ago.

Well in that case R.I.P PS2
maniacmayhem  +   970d ago
You could still get some of the latest Madden's on PS2. not to mention some other obscure games from third parties.
PositiveEmotions  +   970d ago
I did not know that lol i dont have a ps2 anymore idk what happaned to it it just vanished lol but i want to buy a ps2 for my ps colletions.
NihonjinChick  +   970d ago
In some places, like Japan, the PS2 is still popular.
PositiveEmotions  +   970d ago
Wow, really? Hmmm i didnt know that.
PurpHerbison  +   970d ago
This is actually amazing for kids in places of poverty. Not so much the USA but other places in the world, especially places where soccer is the only dream a kid can have.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   969d ago
Yeah.PS2 still outsells 360 in Japan on a regular basis.

Godmars290  +   970d ago
Ten years projected service, thirteen years served - rest well solider, ya done good.

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nevin1  +   970d ago
My PS2 is still alive.
jjb1981  +   970d ago
Ahhhhh.... Good times... Good times indeed... R.I.P. Playstation 2 ... May your soul live on through my Vita!
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SmokingMonkey  +   970d ago
Long live the king!

What a fine lineage, i am proud to serve you my lord.
NoxiousTV  +   970d ago
this was a console you could rely on mostly because online gaming was a myth to consoles back then apart from chosen games and of course all the great games it helped create
zeroskie  +   970d ago
The legacy will live on in its grandson.
wenaldy  +   970d ago
The King is dead!!! Long live the King!!!
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e-p-ayeaH  +   970d ago
So is the king before that the one that started it all.

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Foliage  +   970d ago
1 - God
2 - King
3 - Prince
4 - Rebirth
-Gespenst-  +   970d ago
lol Fifa 14. Out with a bang. Nah, I think Persona 4 was the last great Ps2 game. That game marked the end of the Ps2.
LeRise  +   970d ago
RIP PS2, long live PS4!
Rashid Sayed  +   970d ago
In Asian markets, the PS2 is still selling like hot cakes.

It's far from dead.

The same will happen with the ps3 and hopefully with the ps4.
Lucreto  +   970d ago
So the PS2 is getting FIFA 14 but the Wii U is not. :|
e-p-ayeaH  +   970d ago
Since when Nintendo had EA Sports games?

@Toadsanime (below) - never noticed that one on the shelves around these parts.
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Toadsanime  +   970d ago
You're kidding, right?
Qrphe  +   970d ago
The Gamecube got them; the Wii got them; the Wii U got them at launch
Gamer1982  +   969d ago
Its also crazy as the wii had plenty of support from EA then the wiiU came out and they dropped support. As wii was no longer flgship console and the WiiU is a terribly selling console.
outsider1624  +   970d ago
....condolence from India..i will miss you...
nix  +   970d ago
one of my friends borrowed my PS2 and he still plays FIFA on it.

PS2 is the first console that made me realise what gaming can be. until then for me it was just Super Mario, Contra, Top gun, Pacman, Donkey Kong, Digger etc... games like that. i mean they were great games but didn't have much story and all that.

i picked up God of War, Prince of Persia and Need for Speed: Most Wanted along with my PS2. i think that just was one of my best decisions ever... actually there was this little kid (who had also come to buy a game) at the shop counter who told me to pick up 'God of War'. lol.

i picked up PoP and NFS because i had already tried those games on computer. in God of War i found the fixed camera little restricting but slowly the story just pulled me in. after that i did buy bucket loads of games, not all of them were amazing because i never used to follow game sites back then. however i did have the sense to buy Okami, which later IGN gave it a GOTY whereas other sites decorated Gears of Wars.

anyways, i think early PS2 days are what made me a sony fan. it also moulded me into an adult gamer. i'm supposing that that's how it works for others when comes to 360 and why they love Xbox.

great console! many thanks, Sony.
ChillOut707  +   970d ago
I think it is an intentional move from EA to have the last games released for sony's consoles , FIFA 2005 was the last official PS1 game and FIFA 14 is going to be the last official PS2 game and the interesting part is that financially there is no reason either for them or for Konami to not continue releasing FIFA and PES as the only work done from the last 4-5 years in both games in PS2 are roster and interface change so even if the game sells from zero to none it will still be a profit and add the fact that PS2 is still popular in a lot of reigns around the world

Truly a legendary console
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   970d ago
hellzsupernova  +   970d ago
Your father would be proud ps2, your legacy shal continue through the ps4
josephayal  +   970d ago
PS2 still my favorite game console, n still have the best games
SpideySpeakz  +   970d ago
Best console of my generation.
nosferatuzodd  +   970d ago
You did good old solder you take the man on many times and kick his ass well done
Samurai you can kick you're feet up and watch ps3 and ps4
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Maninja  +   970d ago
Wow. The bulky PS2 was my first console. I feel like I'm losing an old friend :(
sAVAge_bEaST  +   970d ago
I'm gonna pour some out, in honor of my dead homie,.., this homebrew is for you.
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Grindlefly  +   970d ago
The golden age of gaming for me - No unnecessary online, no dlc - you brought the whole game. No micro transactions, no patch updates before playing, rumours of cheat codes, reviews in magazines

Good memories :)
lukeb4dunk  +   970d ago
I'm right with you on this one. The last of the kind and the best console period.
vitullo31  +   969d ago
demo discs were awesome
Grindlefly  +   969d ago
Oh my!! I forgot about about demo discs. They used to be great :)
Gardenia  +   970d ago
So many great games for the PS2. Thanks Sony, so long PS2
Samuel-Rodrigues  +   970d ago
This console birthed virtually all of my favorite franchises back in the day, Red Faction, Fatal Frame, Devil May Cry, ect.
safe to say as long as i still own those games, this console will never die.
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