After years of Gamestop accepting trade-ins for PS2 games, it looks like the company is finally pulling the plug on it. In-store signs spotted by Reddit users indicates that GameStop’s US outlets will no longer accept PS2 games, consoles or accessories for trade-in after June 1, so you will need to get in your trade-ins now if you want to sell off your PS2.
Company representatives confirmed the move shortly after the posters leaked online, and too be honest, I’m sure everyone knew it was going to happen sooner or later. After Sony discontinued the consoles in January, it was only a matter of time before retailers really started to put the system into the ground.
The PS2 is still the most popular in home console ever, generating over 150 million sales worldwide. It’s the most successful console ever, and with a library of over 10,000 games, no wonder the system has grossed over $1.5 billion in software sales. Sony is gearing up to release their next generation of consoles with the PS4, and it looks to bring the company back on top. Microsoft is also planning to unveil their next generation system this month as well, so you can definitely expect a ton of new gaming announcements this year.