This is one of the most toughest news post I’ve had to write. Sony has almost discontinued the legendary 13 year-old Playstation 2 in Japan and is waiting for the current stock to dry out.
In fact we are seeing the same things happening in countries like India, where the system has been discontinued by Flipkart–a mega online retailer–where they said it was a directive from Sony.
I guess it’s good, they can now concentrate on the PS3 and er… oh wait, the PS3 is at the end of its lifecycle too and is about to be replaced by the PS4 soon. Famitsu’s report suggests that the system which has sold 150 million will be phased out in large countries soon.
Plenty of US and EU retailers don’t stock the system anymore, and I guess that’s gonna happen when sales drop significantly. However, the console has sold 150 million units and is the highest selling console of all time.
The Nintendo DS is in the same range but we do not know much about its sales since Nintendo has not updated the latest figures.