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Sony halts PlayStation 2 production after 150 million worldwide sales

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Reports that Sony was no longer shipping PlayStation 2 models have been confirmed by The Guardian. The Japanese manufacturer told the newspaper that it will no longer manufacture its massively-successful home console. Sony has sold over 150 million PlayStation 2s since its release in October 2000, and has continued to sell and produce the console despite the PlayStation 3 launching in 2006. All good things come to an end, though, and given that a successor to the PlayStation 3 is widely expected to launch later this year it makes sense that it wouldn't want to sell three home consoles simultaneously.