Sony Says 'Game Over' for Iconic Playstation 2
It was almost 13 years ago when the now-infamous Playstation 2 went on sale in March of 2000. After rising to the top as the best-selling home video console ever with more than 150 million consoles sold, Sony has announced that production of the PS2 has come to an end in Japan and the final PS2 consoles have already been shipped.
Although production of the PlayStation2 will continue in other countries, for now, popularity of the console has taken a dive in the wake of new gaming devices and less games being released for PS2. In its prime, two of the major selling points for the PlayStation 2 were the affordable price tag and an extensive library of game titles that included Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy and God of War. Additional features included a built-in DVD player and the ability to play original PlayStation games. A growing library of game titles and incredible longevity have helped the PS2 to remain in production for as long as it has.
A bittersweet announcement for the die-hard PlayStation fans, news that the PS2 has ended production in Japan has only further fueled rumors that Sony plans to release a PlayStation 4 in 2013. Sony has not confirmed whether or not a PS4 is in the works.
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