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Hobby
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(12-28-2012, 05:50 AM)
No more new PS2s will be shipped in Japan from here on out. Whatever new ones are still out there in the Japanese market is all that's left. The console has been on sale for nearly 13 years since its original release on March 4th, 2000 in Japan.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201212/28026636.html
Last edited by Hobby; 12-28-2012 at 05:52 AM.
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Aeana
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(12-28-2012, 05:50 AM)
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For some reason, I got really sad reading that. :(
It's finally over!
Dark_AnNiaLatOr
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(12-28-2012, 05:51 AM)
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History was made today, what a momentus milestone.
Takao
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Have you heard the good news about Medabots?!
(12-28-2012, 05:51 AM)
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The king has left to conquer new lands.

Believe.

:(
Despera
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KingofSarus
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(12-28-2012, 05:52 AM)
RIP IN PEACE... :(((
Combichristoffersen
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(12-28-2012, 05:52 AM)
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mgs3salute.jpg

A true hero has earned his rest. Godspeed to you, King of Consoles.
ranmafan
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(12-28-2012, 05:53 AM)
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Expected it soon since I heard the last rumor about it a few weeks back. Amazing its only now almost 13 years later that its the end here in Japan. I really should get a backup unit just in case, but ironically I just bought a new PS3 to replace my older unit today.
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(12-28-2012, 05:53 AM)
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Now thats what I call a console run...
Wiz
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(12-28-2012, 05:53 AM)
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One of the GOATs
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(12-28-2012, 05:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Despera

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mik83kuu
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(12-28-2012, 05:55 AM)
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Xboxes and Gamecubes didn't last even close to this. Says something about Sony's status last gen.
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(12-28-2012, 05:55 AM)
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The funny thing is Japanese PS2 is getting more new Final Fantasy content in 2013 than both Vita, and Wii U combined.
Candeldandel
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(12-28-2012, 05:55 AM)
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Maaan... Good run, buddy :(
Busaiku
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(12-28-2012, 05:55 AM)
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360 has won the war.
LiquidSolid
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Originally Posted by Combichristoffersen

mgs3salute.jpg

A true hero has earned his rest. Godspeed to you, King of Consoles.

Why are people saying this? Japan != the world, the PS2 still has years left in it elsewhere, especially in poorer countries. It's not dead yet.

I guess this is where that rumour a month or two back originated from, except instead of shutting down manufacturing entirely, it's just stopping shipments to Japan.
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(12-28-2012, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

The funny thing is Japanese PS2 is getting more new Final Fantasy content in 2013 than both Vita, and Wii U combined.

so anything more than 1 game? lol.
Kuroyume
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(12-28-2012, 05:56 AM)
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So overrated. If it wasn't for MGS, Onimusha, and GTA it would have been a waste for me.
Het_Nkik
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(12-28-2012, 05:57 AM)
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Famicom: 1983 to 2003 - 20 years
Super Famicom: 1990 to 2003 - 13 years
PS2: 2000 to 2012 - 12 years

I guess third place is impressive. Kind of.

EDIT: Actually SFC is 12 years and 10 months and PS2 is 12 years and 9 months. Missed it by THAT much.
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illmatic22
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Originally Posted by Combichristoffersen

mgs3salute.jpg

A true hero has earned his rest. Godspeed to you, King of Consoles.

Well said :(
James Sawyer Ford
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(12-28-2012, 05:57 AM)
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Dat 13+ year console lifecycle.

Holy shit. Wonder when it will get pulled from US/EU? Will probably still continue to sell for a few more years in emerging markets.

Bodes well for PS3's lifecycle once the PS4 releases.
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Originally Posted by Kuroyume

So overrated. If it wasn't for MGS, Onimusha, and GTA it would have been a waste for me.

I didn't even own a PS2 but wat?
TheWesker
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(12-28-2012, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by James Sawyer Ford

Dat 13+ year console lifecycle.

Holy shit. Wonder when it will get pulled from US/EU? Will probably still continue to sell for a few more years in emerging markets.

Bodes well for PS3's lifecycle once the PS4 releases.

I don't think it's been on the new US market for at least a few years.
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(12-28-2012, 05:58 AM)
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Long Live the king!
Kaako
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(12-28-2012, 05:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Despera

http://i.imgur.com/GMtbx.gif

Indeed.
Bukana
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(12-28-2012, 05:58 AM)
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:(
PlayStation2 had it all.
Grinchy
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(12-28-2012, 05:58 AM)
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Next gen can finally start.
I NEED SCISSORS
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(12-28-2012, 05:59 AM)
PS3: "I will split up my father's empire.."
Kazuma Kiryu
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(12-28-2012, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Het_Nkik

Famicom: 1983 to 2003 - 20 years
Super Famicom: 1990 to 2003 - 13 years
PS2: 2000 to 2012 - 12 years

I guess third place is impressive. Kind of.

are you feeling okay?
velvet_nitemare
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(12-28-2012, 06:00 AM)
*Salutes*
lazybones18
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Long live the King
Goodacre0081
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wow, the goddamn thing almost outlasted its successor.
Acheron
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(12-28-2012, 06:02 AM)
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Good riddance.
Totobeni
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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best console ever.

You will never be forgotten. RIP
Het_Nkik
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kazuma Kiryu

are you feeling okay?

Nah, yes, I was mostly just joking around. Seeing how long the PS2 was manufactured in Japan got me wondering about other consoles over there. The original PSX also had a 12 year run.
zroid
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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farewell sweet prince

you done good
JehutyRunner
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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Wow. 13 years is an incredible innings for any games console, let alone one in my lifetime. Really is something.

But I've been waiting for this day to come for a long time. It's time, sadly. No announcement of discontinuation from Europe and the US yet, but this is obviously the start of the lead-in to that announcement. And, stating the obvious as it maybe, three home systems by the end of next year (assuming Orbis is out next holiday) is a bit much, let alone five systems when including PSP and Vita.

That said, lots of happy memories with my PS2. Grand Theft Auto, MGS (being scared shitless thanks to MGS2 Colonel and MGS3 becoming my favorite game ever), Gran Turismo 3 and Zone of the Enders 2. That's just to name a few. When the discontinued announcement comes for Europe and US, I'll be shedding many tears. It defined me in so many ways.

Goodbye, sweet prince. :'(
dmr87
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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Salute.

Anth0ny
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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But it's still outselling 360 ; _ ;

They should have waited til PS4 launch.
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(12-28-2012, 06:03 AM)
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I'm proud of you, PS2.
Time to rest now.
Gentleman Jack
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(12-28-2012, 06:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kuroyume

So overrated. If it wasn't for MGS, Onimusha, and GTA it would have been a waste for me.

Originally Posted by Acheron

Good riddance.

bakedpony
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(12-28-2012, 06:07 AM)
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No other console nor handheld will ever come close to the PS2 library.

Yes that includes the DS.
ohlawd
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(12-28-2012, 06:07 AM)
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This is straight up bullshit. They should have discontinued the PS3 before the PS2. The fuck man?

Good run in Japan. RIP :(
JehutyRunner
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(12-28-2012, 06:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gentleman Jack


Y2Kev
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(12-28-2012, 06:09 AM)
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Goodbye, friend. Long live the King. :(
Emitan
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(12-28-2012, 06:09 AM)
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Suddenly I have the urge to buy a PS2 to replace my broken one.
Gentleman Jack
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(12-28-2012, 06:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Suddenly I have the urge to buy a PS2 to replace my broken one.

I will be very very sad the day my Japanese PS2 slim breaks down.
Grinchy
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(12-28-2012, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Emitan

Suddenly I have the urge to buy a PS2 to replace my broken one.

WELL YOU CAN'T NOW.
ffdgh
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(12-28-2012, 06:11 AM)
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Ahh how sad :(

It brought joy to 154+ million people.

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