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Sony stops making PlayStation 2 in Japan

Since its launch the PlayStation 2 has sold more than 150 million units worldwide
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First Published: Tue, Jan 01 2013. 04 29 PM IST
A file photo of the PlayStation 2. Photo: AFP
A file photo of the PlayStation 2. Photo: AFP
Updated: Tue, Jan 01 2013. 06 32 PM IST
Tokyo: Japanese electronics giant Sony Corp. said it has stopped producing its PlayStation 2 consoles in Japan, fuelling online rumours a PlayStation 4 is in the pipeline.
Since its launch in 2000 the PlayStation 2 (PS2), which has a Blu-ray player, has sold more than 150 million units worldwide, making it the best selling console of all time and was so popular it outsold its replacement for the first three years.
Shipments have been “completed” for the hardware of PS2, the Japanese website of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. said with no further comment. The firm did not say what its plans were for production in other parts of the world.
Software for the console is expected to continue being produced.
The announcement sent gamers posting messages online, with some surprised the PS2 was still being made.
The news has sparked rumours that the embattled Sony, which has been hit by falling sales owing to the popularity of games on smartphones, is planning a PlayStation 4, more than six years since launching the PS3.
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