The most successful console of all time has officially ended its worldwide run.
After nearly 13 years and over 150 million units sold, there will be no more PS2 shipments to any region. The console that shattered records ended up with a mammoth library of over 10,000 games and a grand total of 1.52 billion copies sold since the system launched. That's a ridiculous number, by the way. Said game designer ( Tomb Raider , Hitman ) Anna Marsh:
"At the height of the PlayStation 2's success, the word effectively came to mean video games for a lot of people."
Damn right it did. The GameCube and the Dreamcast didn't sell more than 30 million units combined, and the Xbox didn't have any hope of catching the PS2, either. For at least five or six years, the PS2 was synonymous with gaming in the home and we should all once again pay our respects. As we stated earlier, it's very unlikely that you'll such domination in the video game console market again.