Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC
Games "We've joked about its refusal to die before, but today, finally, the console begins its march into the history books. Having sold over 150 million units since its release in 2000, the PlayStation 2 has today ceased shipping to Japanese retailers, meaning once remaining stock is gone, it's gone. The console was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, and in those twelve years has become - by a longshot - the biggest-selling home video game console of all time." I should play Shadow of the Colossus again.
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Finalzone on Sun 30th Dec 2012 04:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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To be honest, I never really like the PS2. But for reasons that many might view as rather petty: The PS2 was evolutionarily* behind the Dreamcast and yet the PS2 is what eventually killed** Sega.

This. PS2 is one reason I have a deep hatred against Sony for their arrogance attitude. PS2 was argually the most overhyped console hardware, initial sales was mainly for the DVD play.
Although some games look better thanks to the updated middleware, the visual quality did not truly match the Dreamcast (echoing the last true console gaming by far missed by previous generation. Trying to play on a HDTV hurt eyes once you are used to the clean and crisp visual quality.
So good riddance.

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