Worldwide production of the PlayStation 2 is finally at a halt after almost 13 years. Sony confirmed to The Guardian
that, following the recent news
of it being discontinued in Japan, the best-selling home console ever is now no longer being manufactured.
Sony boasts total software sales for the console of over 1.5 billion, in addition to more than 150 million PS2s sold. Rivals Nintendo and Sega barely shifted more than 30 million units of the GameCube and Dreamcast put together. It's unlikely we'll see a console dominate its generation so resoundingly ever again. Out of respect for the countless hours of gaming goodness it provided us, we at Joystiq are tearfully doffing our hats in memory of that little black box. That'll do, pig. That'll do.