Sony Confirms End Of PS2

  • Launched in 2000
  • Sold 150m units
  • Sold 1.52 billion games

Sony has confirmed that it has ceased distribution and has now stopped making the Playstation 2 console.

  • Launched in 2000
  • Sold 150m units
  • Sold 1.52 billion games

Sony has confirmed that it has ceased distribution and has now stopped making the Playstation 2 console.

The console launched in 2000 and sold 150m units in its near 13-year lifespan, making it the most successful games console of all time. The PS2, which blew away competition from Sega and Nintendo, continued to outsell the PlayStation 3, almost three years after the next generation system was launched, sold 1.52 billion games.

According to Sony, it had ended production on the PS2 around the world, meaning those units already in stores and in storage are the last new consoles left.

With Sony gearing for the PS4, it seemed time to put an end to the iconic PS2 despite developers still supporting the console.  The PS4 I rumoured to be coming out this year and may even make an appearance at the E3 expo this summer.

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