RIP Sweet Prince.

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Dec 28, 2012

RIP Sweet Prince. by Tom Bombadildo at 3:13 PM (750 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    The PS2 has finally stopped being produced in Japan, the last big country that still sold PS2s. After 150 million consoles sold, the PS2 is the highest selling console to date. After all these years one of the greatest consoles ever is finally laid to rest.

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    I, for one, will be celebrating this with a nice all day PS2 gaming session. Some of my most fond memories of gaming has involved the PS2, so I'm sad to see it go, but it had a great run.
     
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    My ps2 will always have a place on my entertainment center, it was a damn good console with a damn good library.

    Damn
     
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    As far as large libraries go, only the Snes ever matched the PS2's sheer volume of excellent games.
     
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    Eh, should have stopped production years ago.
     
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    why stop production on something people are still buying?
     
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    Because nobody was making games for it like they used to? lol.
     
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    PS2 was Sony's best console well at least when it comes to software and pretty much confirms the whole "It's not about the hardware, its about the software!" argument.

    After the PS2 it was all down hill.... Maybe things will improve with the PS4?

    I am so happy I have 3 spare model 7's. One of them should last me long enough for emulation of the PS2 to be perfected... lol
     
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    It sucks that Sony would discontinue the PS2 without releasing a backwards compatible successor. Seriously. WTF Sony? How are we gonna play PS2 games? It's not like hundreds of millions were sold and practically everyone has one.
     
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    Regardless of whether games were being made for it, it's library is effing huge and people were still buying the hardware.
     
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    hmm why would they stop producing the ps2 consoles? the ps3 doesn't play ps2 games so where are people going to buy a ps2 from? :S i have 2 ps2s so i hope that should last me at least.
     
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    Because the majority next generation of gamers don't care about the PS2 and it's amazing library. The PS2 had an amazing run, but I think it's finally time to let it rest. Besides, there were 150million sold, it's not like you couldn't find a used one somewhere.
     
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    coincidentally, I've been playing Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Katamari Damacy all week :P
     
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    I know. I forgot to point out that somebody made a second thread, and I now realized i would've said it over there.
     

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