The PS2 is officially dead as Sony Japan stops servicing consoles

Sony Computer Entertainment’s PS2 aftercare system is coming to an end in Japan after almost two decades of service.

Having ended production in 2012, Sony continued to service customer consoles if anything happened to go wrong, including warranty and repairs.

A recent report by IT Media states that players had until August 31 to provide Sony with an online form if they wished for consoles to be serviced one last time.

Originally launching in March 2000 in Japan, the PlayStation 2 went on to be the company’s best-selling console ever with an amazing library of games.

As of January 2013, the PS2 has sold a grand total of 158 million units worldwide, which is a number we might never see beaten. We don’t want to think about how many games were sold.

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Despite being available so many years, support for the console in terms of software remained strong with yearly instalments like FIFA and PES lasting until 2014.

Spawning classics such as Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy X, Metal Gear Solid 3, Burnout 3 and more, this truly is a console for the ages, and it’s sad to see support come to a close.

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