by January 7, 2013 @ 11:23 am
It’s officially official, you guys: The PlayStation 2 has now ceased all production across the entire universe. In other words, Sony’s money-making machine has been discontinued worldwide. The company confirmed the news to The Guardian, stating that after nearly 13 years the production line was halted on the system in every region.
To put sales into perspective, the PlayStation 2 managed to turn out a whopping 150 million sales. Software sales surpassed the 1.5 billion mark. Specifically, games such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Shadow of the Colossus, and SingStar (hmm) are some of the hottest-selling PlayStation 2 titles.
Just over a week ago, we reported that the PlayStation 2 had ceased production in its native Japan. Now that no more units are being made, it truly is the end of an era. The PlayStation 2 was a hell of a machine, and I honestly believe it has yet to be topped, even with the current crop of hardware and its fancy graphics. So long, ol’ buddy!