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PS3/PS2 news. Sony Lays The PlayStation 2 To Rest In Japan.

#1servb0tsPosted 12/30/2012 11:39:19 AM
Thanks for the good times Sony.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/12/28/sony-lays-the-playstation-2-to-rest-in-japan.aspx


We'd almost forgotten that Sony was still selling its last-gen console, but the company has finally stopped shipping PlayStation 2 units to retailers in Japan. The system is nearly 13-years-old. It's time to move on.

Japanese gaming mag, Famitsu, recently ran a story stating that once Sony runs through it's remaining stock of PS2 units, the company will will stop shipping those systems to the Japanese market. This looks like the beginning of the end for one of the best selling consoles in history.

The PS2 first released in Japan in March 4, 2000 and has since sold over 150 million units. I remember being blown away the first time I saw Metal Gear Solid 2 in action and spending a couple late nights trying to finish up Final Fantasy X. R.I.P. old buddy! What are some of your favorite PS2 memories?
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#2NuclearChipmunkPosted 12/30/2012 11:44:14 AM
Metal Gear Solid 2
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
Metal Gear Solid 3
Okami
Onimusha, Onimusha 2 and Onimusha 3
Resident Evil 4
Tekken TT, Tekken 4, Tekken 5
Somehow I wish I would have spent more time playing FFXII and not rush to finish before the end of vacation...
There was also that James bond multiplayer game that I played with family and friends.
Virtua Tennis, Pro Evolution Soccer, etc.


Those were good memories!
#3servb0ts(Topic Creator)Posted 12/30/2012 11:50:49 AM(edited)
Fatal Frame 1-3.
School Rumble both japanese imports.
Final Fantasy X.
Final Fantasy X-2.
Final Fantasy XI.
Final Fantasy XII.
Trapt Deception 4.
Metal Gear Solid 1,2, 3.
Godzilla games.
Sakura Wars.
both .Hack games.
Street Fighter EX3.

Man good times indeed.
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#4ThamauturgePosted 12/30/2012 11:56:06 AM
Now I'm scared that my PS2 fat will die on me D:
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#5Lelouch71Posted 12/30/2012 1:46:55 PM
Dark Cloud 1 (being my first PS2 game)
Final Fantasy X
Kingdom Hearts 1
Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix
Persona 3 FES
Persona 4
Nocturne
Digital Devil Saga
Tales of the Abyss
Raidou 2
Shadow Hearts Covenant (I recently got this year but damn DRE prevents me from playing the second disc).
.Hack GU
Devil May Cry 1
Devil May Cry 3

These games definitely provided me some good memories
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#6crazyman32Posted 12/30/2012 1:53:07 PM
Thamauturge posted...
Now I'm scared that my PS2 fat will die on me D:


You can still buy PS2 consoles off Amazon,Ebay and other places.
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#7Stanger5150Posted 12/30/2012 2:00:34 PM
1. Mega Man Anniversary Collection
2. Bully
3. Fatal Frame III
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
6. Mortal Kombat Armageddon
7. God Hand
8. GTA: Vice City
9. GTA: San Andreas
10. Sly 2

In no particular order. Sly 2 is probably number one for me.

It isn't the end for me though... I'll be playing PS2 games for many, many more years, just like I still play my NES.
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#8HENTAIDOJIPosted 12/30/2012 2:04:48 PM
So the PS2 has lasted 12 years.

How do we feel about the PS3 having another 6 years of life left?
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#9private400Posted 12/30/2012 3:00:12 PM
well luckily i have one im still using and two as backup brand new .
so ill be able to keep enjoying my 60 + ps2 game collection for a very long time.
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#10Stanger5150Posted 12/30/2012 3:46:00 PM
HENTAIDOJI posted...
So the PS2 has lasted 12 years.

How do we feel about the PS3 having another 6 years of life left?


If the PS4 isn't backward compatible, the PS3 likely WILL last that much longer.
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