And so the PlayStation 2 has officially ceased shipping in Japan. According to Famitsu, once the current shipments of PS2s are sold, you won’t find anymore new ones at retail stores.
It’s been a helluva ride for the PS2, which arrived in Japan in 2000 and is the highest selling console of all-time, at over 150 million units sold worldwide. In the 13 years since its release, gamers have seen fantastic games on the console such as GTA III, God of War I & II, Okami, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 and Devil May Cry, just to name a few.
Not a bad run, not bad at all.