Sony stops shipping the PS2 in Japan
News On Japan via slashgear.com -- Dec 29
We all knew that eventually Sony would have to kill the PS2 despite the fact that it still had a decent sales numbers. The original Sony PlayStation 2 launched in March of 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular game consoles ever built. It looks like the PS2 is ready to head into the sunset.
Sony's PlayStation 2 sold 150 million units globally making it incredibly successful since it launched. The PS2 is reportedly no longer shipping in Japan, marking the end of an era for many gamers who grew up with the console. It's unlikely that the Sony PS3 will be a viable and popular console for over a decade as its predecessor was.
Sony is promising to support the PS3 only through 2015. The PS3 launched in Japan in November of 2006.
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