Play Station 2, the beginning of its end in Japan
On 4 March 2000, Sony launched in Japan which has become one of the longest running and most successful Consoles in history. Within a week, the Play Station 2 only managed to sell 900,000 units in Japan, months before it reached the end of that year to the European and U.S. markets. Almost thirteen years later, Sony announced the cessation of the distribution of PS2 in Japan.
More than 10,000 titles for Play Station 2 (more compatibility with its predecessor), who got over 1,500 million total sales. 50 million units sold in the U.S. alone. 150 million worldwide. Impressive numbers for what is undoubtedly one of the most popular consoles of all time. And now to see off gradually, beginning with its discontinuation in a market that was faithful to the end, the Japanese. Not surprisingly, only two years ago, the Play Station 2 platform remained the most used in the country to play Japan, over more modern models such as PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo DS.
Since he kept his popularity over the years, Sony came to make a television with its own version of the PlayStation 2 in the base. And even occurred almost historical curiosities, as the continuation of a series on a single platform for 13 consecutive titles. This is the case of FIFA, EA Sports, whose editions compatible with Play Station 2 range from 2001 to the most current, 2013. Even has survived other consoles released later as PSP or GameCube (rest in peace) among many others.
A success that will end sooner or later, and it is better to bury with dignity and on time, do not delay to have to do necessarily. Surely the matter in this Sony , and has already announced that starting next Monday, the Japanese stores that continue marketing it will not receive new units, so that the end of the current stock is the ending of sales, almost thirteen years later, the most successful video game history. In any case, long live the Play Station 2.Tags: Consoles, Play Station 2, Sony