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Sony has confirmed that it has ceased production of its PlayStation 2 console, 12 years after the system launched in 2000.

Over 150 million PlayStation 2s have been sold worldwide, making it possible for consumers to gobble up a whopping 1.52 billion software titles.

Piers Harding-Rolls, a senior analyst at IHS Screen Digest, said: "Sony also had a hugely successful marketing strategy, especially its association with football, which saw it gain great penetration in many territories where console gaming was underdeveloped. The PS2 went beyond the first PlayStation by expanding its audience in its later years, introducing lifestyle and social games that helped drive adoption in the mid-2000s."

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Source: The Guardian

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Whatever factories Sony have left. I heard that with their factories being somewhat ripped apart when the Tsunami hit Japan. All products that Sony have sold have all made a loss. Just what I heard and take it like a pinch of salt.
Posted 17:00 on 11 January 2013
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pblive

Making room in their factories for PS4?
Posted 13:29 on 11 January 2013
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Batmamerc

Christmas Day after GTA 3 was launched I remember turning it on setting the date and all that stuff we had to do pre Internet days then putting in my 18 rated copy of GTA 3 (when I was 14 :p) my grandad was round and so was my dad, my dad commented on how slow it was to load then when it did load both said wow the graphics are good so I ran over a load of ppl and both my dad and grandad left the room lol
Posted 13:25 on 11 January 2013
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