"It was October 26, 2000 when Sony released its second gaming console, the PlayStation 2. The PS2 was the first console to include DVD playback as well as use DVDs for its gaming software. Being able to playback movies wasn't the only thing Sony's PS2 was good for, but the games are what made it the success it is today. It is almost 9 years later and the PS2 is still going strong along with the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360, and its successor the PlayStation 3. There was a few times after the release of Sony's PS3, where the PS2 outsold it. Currently, you don't see that happen as often. I'm sure this question has been in the mind of gamers since the release of current generation platforms. Will 2009 be the final year of the PS2?"