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PS2 games now available on PlayStation 4

Gamers can now play PS2 titles on their PlayStation 4. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida announced via the PlayStation Blog that eight PS2 games would be available to play on PS4. Those titles are Dark Cloud, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice …

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Hirai expects PS4 to be more profitable than PS2

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai predicts the PS4 could become more profitable than the PS2. It is likely that PS4 will become the platform which exceeds the profits earned with PS2,” he told investors, according toImpress Watch,as translated byEurogamer. That’s a lofty goal, considering the PS2 sold approximately 155m units worldwide …

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OPINION: Farewell to the PS2, the greatest console the world has ever known

I vividly remember the first time I experienced PS2. I’d just returned from a six-month stint in Sri Lanka where I had been doing voluntary work. While the urban squalor of Colombo and the isolation of the Sri Lankan jungle were great for many things, keeping abreast of development in …

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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 …

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Japanese PS2 production halted – the first step toward PS4?

Sony has stopped manufacturing the amazingly successful PS2 in Japan. The games console first went on sale in March 2000 in Japan and has since sold then more than 150 million units worldwide, and still holds the record for the best-selling home console of all time. Approximately 11,000 games are …

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Sony’s games division suffers £29m Q1 loss

Sony’s games division has posted a $45m (28.9m) operating loss for the quarter ending June 30th. Sales decreased 14.5 per cent over the same quarter last year to $1.49bn (958million). The decrease was largely due to slowing sales of PS3 and PSP, although sales were ‘partially offset’ by PlayStation Vita. …

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PlayStation 2 hits 150m sales

Almost 11 years on from its Japanese debut in March 2000, Sony’s PlayStation 2 has now passed 150m unit sales across the world. The number was hit on January 31st – ten years and 11 months after its debut. This cements the console’s position as the best selling gaming hardware …

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DS breaks UK games console sales record

Nintendo DS has become the biggest-selling games hardware in UK chart history, surpassing 10 million units sold, MCV can reveal. The device hit the milestone in week 47 of this year according to GfK-ChartTrack data, taking it past the record held by Sony’s PS2. UK unit sales of PS2 stand …

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‘PS2 is dead’

Some of the UK’s leading developers and publishers have discussed PS2’s relevance to the domestic market with MCV – and it appears the console may be bowing out sooner than you might think. The industry leaders we spoke to were largely unanmimous in agreeing that they would halt new releases …

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Activision set for PS2 release blitz

Following the success of Kung Fu Panda and LEGO Indiana Jones on PS2, publisher Activision is set to release a plethora of big titles for Sony’s last generation console. The firm is already working on PS2 versions of major releases such as Quantum of Solace, Call of Duty: World at …

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