After launching nearly 12 years ago in North America, the PS2 went on to become arguably the most popular video game console of all time.
Now, after the PS3 has been on the market for almost six years, and after 2875 PS2 titles have shipped (in Japan), it seems we may be looking at the very last new PS2 game ever.
According to Kotaku , it's Final Fantasy XI: Adoulin no Makyou , which is set to release some time next year in Japan. Yeah, it's an expansion for a ten-year-old MMORPG and few are gonna care. But really, this is just an excuse to look back on the PS2 and go, "Damn, that was an amazing system, wasn't it?" So many games, so many great games, and tremendous staying power. The PS2 did quite well for several years after the PS3 arrived, remember.
And what was the last worldwide sales count for the PS2? 150 million or something? I think it's more than that now. But it's sort of a weird feeling to see the name of what could very well be the last new PS2 game…maybe it's just because that machine always seemed relevant, you know? Like it couldn't die. But alas, in the electronics world…