Support for Playstation 2 ends in Japan after 18 years

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  1. Uiaad
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    After 18 years, Sony has pulled the plug on support and repairs to the aging Playstation 2. Sony has said this is only down to no longer having the parts to continuing to service units, leaving PS2 owners now to try third parties or do it themselves.

    The Playstation 2 was released in Japan on March 4th 2000, with the last consoles being to reach their repair centers no later than Friday, September 7th 2018.

    The Sony Playstation 2, was the console that defined the generation of machines, beating out Sega, Microsoft and Nintendo by considerable margins.


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  2. Sonic Angel Knight

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    They was still making games this decade? :blink:
     
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    i believe the last ps2 game was some time in 2013 in japan - think i was an expansion to FF11 don't quote me tho
     
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    I forgot
    I'm not surprised they serviced them this long, the console is still widely popular in JP despite being 2 generations behind and being discontinued in 2013. They probably had a huge stock of extra parts sitting around in a few warehouses, and a lot of repair requests coming in still so it makes sense they kept service up at least until they depleted their extra parts.
     
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