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Sony has stopped shipping PS2 consoles in Japan
Sony has stopped shipping PS2 consoles in Japan
December 28, 2012 | By Mike Rose

December 28, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Newsbrief: Nearly 13 years after the launch of the PlayStation 2 home console, Sony this week said that it has stopped shipping new PS2 hardware to Japanese retailers.

The PS2 has sold more than 150 million units worldwide to date since it launched in Japan in March 2000, and continued to receive new software in Japan until late 2011, according to Sony's official site, despite the PlayStation 3 launching in 2006.

According to Japanese magazine Famitsu, and as translated by Verge, Sony has not yet said when it plans to stop shipping PlayStation 2 consoles to retailers in other parts of the world.

The PlayStation 2 continued to sell comfortably in Japan even during Christmas 2011, when sales of the home console equaled those of the just-launched PlayStation Vita handheld.


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David Amador
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Truly an amazing feat what this system accomplished

Jarod Smiley
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One of the best consoles ever made...

Eric McVinney
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Sad to hear this happen, but it's also awesome to know that it was still selling even in this day and age. Good thing I still have my Japanese PS2 :3

Eric Pobirs
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I wouldn't be surprised if they're shipping a small number to third world markets for several more years. Further, I wouldn't be surprised if Sony gave the chipset one last die shrink to reduce the cost further. A few million more units can be worth the investment.

chris kirby
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But it was a nightmare to code for.. Fun but a nightmare...

Bye bye ps2..


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