Its been more than a decade since the PS2 launched in Japan, and the manufacturing of the popular system has finally come to an end. Although the system production has ended, Sony still plans of developing games for the console. Since the system has sold over 150 million units, why wouldn’t developers still make games for it. That install base alone justifies the decision to create more games for it. The PS2 ended up being the best selling home console to date, and personally, one of my favorites as well. With all the new rumblings of a new system from Sony, you had to expect the system’s production would end sooner than later.
I still have my PS2, and it still works perfectly. The game’s are dirt cheap now, if you can find them, and I don’t see a reason to get rid of it. Unless you have a PS3 with backwards compatibility, the PS2 library is still ginormous, and packed with tons of great games to play. The PS2’s library is 11,000 strong, and features games like God of War 1 and 2, Final Fantasy X and XII, and other fantastic titles. All in all, the sad but expected news from Famitsu details the end of an era.