Forums - Sony Discussion - PlayStation 2 shipments in Japan cease today

Saw this over on NeoGaf

December 28, 2012, page introduces PlayStation 2 Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) ( here at that), shipments of the PlayStation 2 in Japan has completed has been announced today. Thus, what is new is only left in the market
PlayStation 2, released on March 04, 2000 as the successor to the PlayStation. While performing a model change, such as power saving and miniaturization, as popular game hardware stationary, it is supported by the game fans over a long period of time. In addition, since the DVD player also has the ability, I also helped its spread. The worldwide cumulative sales of more than 50 million 100 million.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201212/28026636.html



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Amazing. Moment of silence for the most successful and arguably best console of all time.

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moment of silence for the king of all consoles.

I don't get it, the PS2 is selling slightly less then the 360

Sometimes even more, yet the 360 is still being shipped over there?

Make's no sense

007BondAgent said:
I don't get it, the PS2 is selling slightly less then the 360

Sometimes even more, yet the 360 is still being shipped over there?

Make's no sense

Sony currently has the PS2/PS3/PSP/PSV and soon to be PS4. I'd imagine it would be hard for retailers to keep stocking so many systems in Japan, they have to cut something. They also have to keep stock of the DS (although they aren't really replenishing stock of this), Wii(will probably fade out the longer the Wii U is around), 3DS and Wii U. MS only has the 360 in Japan and it doesn't sell that much so keeping much stock isn't a problem.

They are also still releasing games for the 360, so that is not a problem. On the other hand I haven't seen a new PS2 game released in ages. The PS2 game sections in stores is also slowly dwindling.

RIP PS2. I've owned several JP PS2's over the years. I still have one JP PS2 under my tv now.




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I realize that the PS2 was a lot more popular than those consoles, but maybe it was time for Sony to focus else where?

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007BondAgent said:
I don't get it, the PS2 is selling slightly less then the 360

Sometimes even more, yet the 360 is still being shipped over there?

Make's no sense

Microsoft wants to keep fighting its losing battle. Sony wants to accept the end of an era and pave the way for future success.



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Long Live Ps2!!!

It shall never be forgotten.

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You had a good run PS2! Hopefully this means PS4 is close to being released!

I expect Microsoft to stop selling 360s in Japan within 2 years.(being optimistic)