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After almost 13 years Sony has decided to discontinue the PlayStation 2 in Japan, leaving the lovable black box to say good bye as it begins a well-earned retirement.

Famitsu reports that Sony Japan ceased shipping the PlayStation 2 to retailers on December 28, 2012. The console first launched on March 4, 2000, meaning it has been on shelves for almost 13 years. PlayStation 2 units are still being produced and sold in other territories, for now.

The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling console of all time, with over 150 million units sold to date.

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End of an Era–PlayStation 2 Discontinued in Japan

After almost 13 years Sony has decided to discontinue the PlayStation 2 in Japan, leaving the lovable black box to say good bye as it begins a well-earned retirement.

By Matthew Bennett | 01/2/2013 05:58 AM PT

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After almost 13 years Sony has decided to discontinue the PlayStation 2 in Japan, leaving the lovable black box to say good bye as it begins a well-earned retirement.

Famitsu reports that Sony Japan ceased shipping the PlayStation 2 to retailers on December 28, 2012. The console first launched on March 4, 2000, meaning it has been on shelves for almost 13 years. PlayStation 2 units are still being produced and sold in other territories, for now.

The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling console of all time, with over 150 million units sold to date.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89