PS2 finally stopped production in japan

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    http://www.ps3hax.net/2012/12/production-of-the-ps2-has-ended/

    Well, contrary to what the article says, I say it's about dang time. The 360, PS3, and Wii (now Wii-U too) have all been out too long for the PS2 to still be made. Now it can start being a retro console, and one day be thought of the same way that SNES, PS1, Genesis, etc are thought of.

    Quote from the original new source found in the above link:



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    PS2: 2000 - 2012
     
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    Yeesh. As much as I love the PS2, I can't believe that it's been in production for so long.
     
  3. ComeTurismO

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    I loved the PS2.
     
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    The console is still being sold in South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, and contrary to popular belief, the console still sells well. The PS2 has achieved Retro status ages ago in the first world, but there's no reason to stop selling something when it sells. Technically, for all intents and purposes the Genesis/MegaDrive is still being made and sold as SEGA continues to sell the blueprint as well as the trademark and licenses many, many clone revisions.
     
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    To think the system lasted for two generations. certainly not as long lasting as the master system was but who knows? maybe this will replace it in brazil and us enthusiasts will get plenty of good games to come.
     
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    You did well PS2....I'll never forget you :cry:
     
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    well is good for the ps2 is time to rest been the 2nd greatest console ever made and stuff
     
  8. Veho

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    So did they stop the production altogether? Or just the Japanese factories? And what about the version built into televisions?

    Wow. It's an end of an era. Time to stock up :creep: (And hope they sell the blueprints so we get some decent clones one day.)
     
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    Enjoy your emulation issues! :D
     
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    Wait, it is? I'll have to find one then.
     
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    PSToo boots up n asks gaemer 2 get gaem
    he dus.
    den PSToo teks e spin. den PSToo sais "gaemer i am retro nao will u stay ma gaemer" n he seys "no".
    PSToo iz hertbrokn. </////3
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    I forgot
    As mentioned in my thread, been playing my old PS2 all day today. Ahh the memories...:wub: And to think I was gonna sell it to a friend like...a few weeks ago.
     
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    It's just Japan for now...it'll still be sold in the developing markets (as Foxi says). Ultimately looking at the Japanese hardware figures it's a loss of 5-10,000 units, which isn't many in the scheme of things, and not worth it when the PS4/Orbis is on the horizon.

    It'll keep on selling thanks to Sony's vast distribution network....and will probably be some time before there's any other challenger for it's title of the greatest console of all time - a machine which brought gaming to everyone.
     
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    I find it extremly ridiculous in a way how this console lastet so long....
    How long will the PS3 last ?

    Seriously.. A Fifa Release for a 12 Year old Console ?

    Still if I had to pick a console I wanted solely because everyone had one and got it in the end: PS2
    Don't get me wrong... I don't actually own a PS2, because:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    There are many games I still got left to play on that one...

    I wonder how it will be in a few decades when the kids have all these "must plays" from SNES, N64, PS1, PS2, DS, 3DS to deal with ? How many lives would you have to have to play em all ?
     
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    finally this thing is going to get more expensive if you buy it used