Sony Japan discontinues Playstation 2 after nearly 13 years

/ 4 years ago

Sony Japan have halted the shipments of the PlayStation 2 this week. Its not clear if other regions will follow suit, but its a sign that Sony is letting go of the old console.

Sony’s PS2 was launched way back in March 2000 and was responsible for popularizing DVD and the killing of Sega’s Dreamcast console as well. There have been two major revisions since launch and it was during March 2012 where Sony went past the point of shipping over 155 Million PlayStation 2 consoles worldwide, which made it as the all-time best selling console.

Its not a surprising that Sony is phasing out an obsolete console to make way for the new PlayStation 4, which is rumoured to make a debut next year.

Via: Techspot