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Sony stops shipments of PS2 console in Japan

Sony PS2 console finally dies at the age of 13.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Fri, Dec 28 2012 9:49 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

Even though the PS3 was released about 6 years ago, Sony has continued to sell the PlayStation 2 in Japan which has continued to see titles released for it by Japanese game studios.

Sony stops shipments of PS2 console in Japan | TweakTown.com

Selling more than 150 million units, the PlayStation 2 is hands down the most popular gaming console in history. First launched in 2000, the PlayStation 2 has been a staple in more homes world wide than common place appliances like the Microwave.

According to Japanese site Famitsu, the console is being discontinued in its homeland, although there's no word on whether Sony plans to do the same in other territories.

NEWS SOURCE:techradar.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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