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Sony stops making PlayStation 2 in Japan

Published on Jan 1, 2013 1:26 PM
 
Sony Playstation promotional girls pose for a picture during the Asia Game Show in Hong Kong on Dec 21, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese electronics giant Sony said it has stopped producing its PlayStation 2 consoles in Japan, fuelling online rumours a PlayStation 4 is in the pipeline.

Since launching in 2000 the PlayStation 2 (PS2) has sold more than 150 million units worldwide, making it the best selling console of all time and was so popular it outsold the its replacement for the first three years.

Shipments have been "completed" for the hardware of PS2, the Japanese website of Sony Computer Entertainment said with no further comment. The firm did not say what its plans were for production in other parts of the world.

Software for the console is expected to continue being produced.

 
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