Sony finally ends PlayStation 2 production
The best-selling games console of all time, the Sony PlayStation 2, has had its worldwide production halted. After Japanese manufacturing ceased last week, The Guardian are now reporting the news affects all regions.
Following it’s launch back in 2000, an astonishing 155 million units were sold whilst the console completely redefined the gaming landscape. You’d be hard pressed to find any gamer, casual or hardcore, who didn’t own the system at some point. With a diverse and quality library of games, combined with the momentum gained from the original PlayStation and an accessible price-point during the majority of its lifespan, the PS2 became an unstoppable force. As well as cementing Sony‘s stature in the games industry, the PS2 also helped push the DVD format to a wider audience, propelling both that disc type and itself to unparalleled heights.
I’m certain all of you will have fond memories from some classic titles on the PS2, so be sure to post them below. We’d also love to know whether anyone thinks the incredible sales figures will ever be matched by another home console.
PlayStation 2, we salute you.