PS2 production has ceased worldwide
- Posted January 7th, 2013 at 06:51 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 5 Comments
Speaking during an interview with The Guardian, Sony has confirmed that production of the PlayStation 2 has ceased globally.
Last week news emerged that the electronics giant had put a lid on production of its 12-year-old home console in Japan.
However, Sony has now revealed that the platform is no longer being produced on an international basis.
PS2 was released in March 2000 in Japan and hit the U.S. and Europe later that year. Boasting the now infamous ‘Emotion Engine,’ the console went on to sell a whopping 150 million units worldwide, becoming the best-selling home platform of all time.
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Nakatomi Uk | Nakatomi_Uk
- 8:40am EST - January 7th, 2013
I should of invested in trying to get a new PAL PS2 last year DAMMIT
- 8:43am EST - January 7th, 2013
You'll still find plenty new PS'2 s in shops, or you still have ebay!
- 10:19am EST - January 7th, 2013
What's the "Emotion Engine" and why is it infamous?
- 2:51pm EST - January 7th, 2013
I can't help but get a bit (actually more than a bit) sad on seeing this awesome beast finally being put to rest. I knew it was gonna happen, but still. @Honomaru The Emotion Engine was the ps2 CPU which was notoriously harder to develop for than rival platforms, everyone ranted and moaned about it being absurd that devs need to \"learn\" a new machine all over again, and MS was touting it's X-Box as being closer to a PC. In the end, ps2's head start really helped it in getting a proper footing and it went down as the most successful console of all time. Google it, it's almost (if not more) as infamous as the Cell BE CPU inside ps3. Hopefully though, Sony will go with more \"off-the-shelf\" parts, because even if they're weaker ( and there's a high chance they are) than the nextbox, developers will have an easier time and there won't be any Skyrim-like muck ups next gen.
- 12:13pm EST - January 8th, 2013
well, it's anybodys guess what they will produce now when they have available production lines. But I guess they have to be upgraded first.
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