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    Why has the PS2 not been discontinued yet?

    Sony need to move on!

    Do they even make game for it still?

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    JP March 4, 2000
    NA October 26, 2000
    EU November 24, 2000
    AUS November 30, 2000
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    What are you talking about? The PS2 is is discontinued. You will not find a new PS2 at any local retail chain like Gamestop, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. The only way you could find a new one, is if it were some left over stock. Or online of course.
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    Sales are still kinda strong you know people buy it so they can play there old fave games.

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    Guys, obviously it is logical to discontinue something that still makes you money. I though everyone knew that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    What are you talking about? The PS2 is is discontinued. You will not find a new PS2 at any local retail chain like Gamestop, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. The only way you could find a new one, is if it were some left over stock. Or online of course.
    Not in all countries, I know they sell it in places like Japan and south America.

    As for games, I saw at EB games re-prints of kingdom hearts 1 and 2, some of the final fantasy games and a few others like Black. So they are still coming from somewhere, but not many at all.

    It's a great console and I actually bought one off eBay and got t YESTERDAY for my 9 yeah old sister. The games on it are perfect for her tastes and it compliments the Wii I got her the previous year.


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    I don't think it's discontinued here in Austria. Most electronic stores and game outlets here have a lot of stock (consoles and games), in stores, the PS2 game isle/area is as big as the PS3 and 360 isles. 150+ million strong! Oh and this year, there was MLB 12 on PS2. You can expect to see PS3 perform even better than the PS2 through next gen. That things gonna be around for a LONG time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannicide View Post
    Guys, obviously it is logical to discontinue something that still makes you money. I though everyone knew that.
    Yes THIS!

    Its still selling as much as the Vita in some areas. Long llive PS2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    I don't think it's discontinued here in Austria. Most electronic stores and game outlets here have a lot of stock (consoles and games), in stores, the PS2 game isle/area is as big as the PS3 and 360 isles. 150+ million strong! Oh and this year, there was MLB 12 on PS2. You can expect to see PS3 perform even better than the PS2 through next gen. That things gonna be around for a LONG time.
    The only thing that makes me wonder is if sony is going to support 5 consoles on the market psp, vita, ps2, ps3, and possibly the ps4? Cost alot to keep all five on the market

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeviousOne View Post
    The only thing that makes me wonder is if sony is going to support 5 consoles on the market psp, vita, ps2, ps3, and possibly the ps4? Cost alot to keep all five on the market
    Looks that way. They understand that in lesser developed countries their older consoles can still do very well. I mean, last year at E3 they introduced a new PSP revision, Vita was out this year, new PS3 slim coming and then PS4 next year most probably or early 2014. PS2 will never die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannicide View Post
    Guys, obviously it is logical to discontinue something that still makes you money. I though everyone knew that.
    lol yeah

    The only mistake Sony are making atm with PS2 is not rereleasing mega budget editions of PS2 games for $10 each.

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    I can only find them in pawn shops and retro gaming shops here in Canada lol. $50 is the highest price for one. Same deal with the Xbox. The worst thing Sony did is take way BC from PS3 Slim.


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    They still sell them new, most retail stores won't stock them because of cost, not because they're discontinued.
    unless you believe online a endless supply just in case lol

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    Wow, other countries are still selling new PS2 consoles? Wonder if Madden 13 will come out on the PS2? lol I know Sony keeps making "The Show" for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Wow, other countries are still selling new PS2 consoles? Wonder if Madden 13 will come out on the PS2? lol I know Sony keeps making "The Show" for it.
    Fifa is supposedly coming out for it again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chille View Post
    Fifa is supposedly coming out for it again.
    Amazing how that console is still getting new games. Even if it is 2 games a year lol

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    Actually it's not for the reason you think you have very religious house holds that think spending 300.00 for a console is a rip off and refuse to pay it this is why the ps2 is still going strong i have three myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    I can only find them in pawn shops and retro gaming shops here in Canada lol. $50 is the highest price for one. Same deal with the Xbox. The worst thing Sony did is take way BC from PS3 Slim.
    Here in Mtl, there everywhere.... And are like 75$ dollar new!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Wow, other countries are still selling new PS2 consoles?
    That's why PS2 is still ranking in Media Create, most of the time above the 360.

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    Its simple. Apparently people still buy it and sony does need the money right now.

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    In a lot of countries the PS2 is still "new" and you can still get new and popular games on it.

    Example: Fifa 14 on ps2: http://www.amazon.com/Soccer-Playsta.../dp/B00LH20HEO

    As long as there are countries that buy ps2 games in large quantities, there will be more ps2 games made.

    Another example that should be more shocking to you guys:

    However, as of 2012, blank cassettes were still being produced and are still sold at some retail stores, while facilities for cassette duplication remain available.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Cassette#Decline

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    Fifa 14 is the exception and will likely be the last ever game made for it as Sony have ceased production pretty much WW now.

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