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End of an era- no more PS2 shipments for Japan


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Initial post: Dec 27, 2012 10:20:50 PM PST
The PS2 was on the market for nearly thirteen years. That's respectable.

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201212/28026636.html

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:25:53 PM PST
DVvM says:
I guess I should probably buy one to replace my busted one, huh?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:27:34 PM PST
Might be a good idea before the resellers charge $350 for a new one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:31:36 PM PST
DVvM says:
What are the odds that the PSQuatro is backwards compatible to the PS2?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:32:03 PM PST
Prankster says:
My friend's giving away one for free if you want it. You'll just have to pay me for the shipping charges from India to the US :P

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 10:59:25 PM PST
I.Flores says:
slim to none, IMO

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 11:03:23 PM PST
Perhaps via streaming. Physical discs? Not likely.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 11:03:24 PM PST
That's close to a joke question. Good thing I have a sealed slim PS2 and a brand new one I've barely used. Love this system, and still have so many games to play.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:30:55 PM PST
And now I feel old...

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:46:02 PM PST
I know, definitely feels like an end of an era. Though it sort of feels that way when they discontinue making any product that's been on the market for a decent time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 11:47:44 PM PST
Riyoshi says:
Like toilet paper... I still miss it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 2:39:21 AM PST
Same. Keeping a white one just in case.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 4:42:10 AM PST
13 years? That is almost half my life.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:01:14 AM PST
Chunk says:
PS2 was awesome! I have one setup in my gameroom still with several games yet to play on it. My only complaint on it was the DVD reader on it seemed to flake out fast. I went through 3 PS2's where it would still load and play the game great, but couldn't load a DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:48:31 AM PST
elect Tron says:
I had that problem with mine too. I still have my launch model hooked up to my TV. Might bust out some Disgaea this weekend.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 9:33:04 AM PST
Lyrick_ says:
Optical disc drives from that generation were awful. Every system from that generation had issues with them. The Playstation 2 DRE (disc read error) was by far most prominent, but the install base was also much larger than the other two consoles.

I personally encountered every disc problem related to the PS2 (launch circle scratches, followed by the DRE issue years later. I also had my first Gamecube suffer the Disc cannot be recognized error towards the end of the generation. My original Xbox never suffered any issues (and still works great), but it was also used very little compared to the other consoles.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:30:32 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Way below poor as the current models of PS3 aren't even bc with PS2.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:34:19 AM PST
C. Zajic says:
But....what about all my PS2 games that they haven't brought out on download?? I'm suing!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:40:40 AM PST
Wow, same here. That's... nuts.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:47:05 AM PST
DVvM says:
But current models of PS3 are bc with PS1 games.

Maybe Sony's plan is to support all but the last one in backwards compatibility!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:49:23 AM PST
Sony has also discovered that they can resell PS2 collections with HD graphics. I think they would rather you repurchase your PS2 games (now with trophies!) than offer PS2 emulation. I still think streaming is more likely but again you would have to repurchase those titles.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:50:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 10:56:08 AM PST
DVvM says:
The problem with this is that Sony's never going to do that with the whole PS2 back catalog, and the PS2 back catalog is amazing in terms of its breadth and its depth.

It's unlikely that Rockstar is going to do an HD version of "the Warriors" for example.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:51:17 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Maybe they'll do the same thing next gen, resell PS3 games as Super HD (1080p and 60fps).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:53:59 AM PST
I do NOT want my video games turning into the format upgrade that exists for the movie industry...
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