The end of era – Sony has produced its last ever PS2

Sony has confirmed that it has ceased all production of the mighty PlayStation 2.

It was reported last week that the company had called time on its Japanese production of the console, but Sony has now confirmed to The Guardian that all PS2 production worldwide has been wound down.

The world’s most successful ever home console ends its innings after 12 years and with global sales of over 150m units and an unprecedented software library nearing 11,000 titles. Lifetime PS2 game sales are estimated at over 1.5bn units.

Only Nintendo’s DS can match Sony’s machine in terms of unit sales. Even the mighty Game Boy doesn’t come close.

MCV salutes you, Mr PS2. You were the best.

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